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Great gripping read
on 2 September 2013
Another really good book by Chris Ewan. A little different to Safe House and the Good Thief series in that this story is told as a more conventional narration rather than in the first person like Chris's other books, but nevertheless a good structured novel.
So why 4 stars and not 5? Well for me, I found it a little difficult to find a connection with Trent, the main character in this novel, attempting to negotiate a hostage situation with the aim of finding his fiancee. Is he a moral hero, a good guy gone bad or action hero - I was never quite sure and found myself caring a little less for the character as the story progressed. The one character that did grow on me actually being dispensed with halfway through the story (no names!).
As always with these novels, the location is also key to the story and the author has evidently researched the South of France with some wonderful descriptions of local life and places.
A good read and a really good book, would recommend to anyone to download.