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One of the best thrillers I've read for a long time
on 22 January 2013
Dagny Gray is an FBI Special Agent is just embarking on a new love affair when her anorexia, and drastic weight loss, causes her to be taken off active duty. Gray is sent to a course run by a maverick agent known as The Professor and the two form an unlikely alliance in the pursuit of a criminal who the newspapers are calling `The Bubble Gum Thief'. Whilst the BGT started with the relatively insignificant crime of stealing a pack of gum, his crimes begin to increase in severity and Gray and her team must catch him before he can achieve his ultimate aim.
It's a shame that this book has such an awful and off-putting title because it was an absorbing, well-planned, and executed, thriller which has very little to do with gum! The structure and narrative are logical without being formulaic and the writing is good. Dagny Gray is a likeable heroine, I don't know enough about anorexia to know if the portrayal is accurate but it did feel as if the author had done his research.
All the loose ends are tied up very neatly (which pleased me!) and the ending sets things up very nicely for another instalment. If you like thrillers, you'll probably find this is better quality and more thought provoking than the normal fare! Recommended.