Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dangerous Times Book Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

This is a book that I read yesterday.  It is available from Amazon on Kindle and there are many other places to get it as well. This is an adult only book.

This book is for me a bit terse.  Two sentence paragraphs make it just a bit jumpy for me.  I prefer a more thoughtful process to paragraphs.  The plot is a wonderful thriller and it changes from one moment to the next.  Each character creates a new avenue for crime and thrill, with each comes a desire for money and the things they believe that money can do for them.

The inner circle is Frank the sociopath on the road to steal the wealth and use it to kill his way around the world.  Franks' wife Ty who just wants the money as pay back to her Uncle Eddie who was responsible for the killing of her parents.  Franks' lady on the side, Emily who believes she will be the recipient of the good life with Frank once they have the money. Then there is Charlie, the person to whom Frank goes for the new identity and of course, the person he is going to kill to get it.

Other characters are John Kirk who has been selected as the one who will die for his identity for Frank. Frank at one point believes him to be dead but by another's hand.  Staub, John's boss and the ultimate sleaze who actually winds up in the grave he digs for John. John's mother who is a drunk because she is still grieving the loss of her husband, John's partner, Lisa, who is just wants to be rich and does not care from where it comes.

There is the detective Hicks, who is suffering from the death of his son and the loss of his wife, until he meets Ty and decides that she is his future. His best friend on the force Tim Burns, who mourns the loss of his wife but has suffered through the drunkenness to become a better man.  There are other incidental characters who make up this book as well, to fill out the blanks, bodyguards, cousins, basically anonymous couples who play their part by finding the bodies.

Overall the book is a good read.  The author introduces the characters and their situations succinctly and with little fanfare but as you read you understand them and why they behave in the manner that they do.  How they come together in the end is the happy ending to this book.

Due to this books graphic nature and the adult language, I would not recommend it for anyone under the age of 18 and only for those adults who enjoy this type of work or who are able to simply skim over he bad language.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves crime thrillers.

Thanks for reading.

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