No Limit was a fun, quick read in one of my favorite fiction categories: Action-Adventure. If you like reading about Lee Child's Jack Reacher or liked watching Bruce Willis protect his family (and the cities of New York and LA) in the Die Hard movie franchise, you'll love No Limit. Matt Freeman is an up and coming poker player who wins a jackpot only to lose his whole life when his son, who he was supposed to be watching, is killed in an accidental house fire. A year later, Matt is struggling to cope with the grief of losing both his son and his estranged wife without the numbing pull of alcohol. When his phone rings just after midnight, Matt is sure another tragedy awaits. When he answers the phone, the voice on the other line stops his heart. "Daddy?"
The remainder of the tale is one of a Father desperate to redeem himself and protect his family at all costs, despite the seemingly limitless resources of his enemies. Like Bruce Willis' John McClane or Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Matt's ability to continue fighting through repeated physical injury requires a healthy suspension of disbelief. What is realistic, however, is Matt's emotional humanity and humility throughout the ordeal. Freeman is never confident that he can overcome and shows the reader the considerable and justifiable fear he has for his own life, or worse, his inability to protect his son yet again.
The action draws you in, and the plot twists keep the narrative from being too predictable. If you are a long-time reader of Fred or his wife Robyn's blogs, you will also be tickled with the "easter eggs" hidden throughout the book.
This is a great read and definitely worth more than the price of admission!