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Published by Head of Zeus Ltd, 4
February 2020. ISBN: 978-1-8-389337-46 (HB)
The author is a new thriller writer to me,
and a true diamond in the dust. I can’t wait to read his earlier novels.
story, narrated in the present tense, centres on Sean and Molly a happily
married couple who live quiet, unassuming lives under the radar in Houston for
reasons that aren’t immediately apparent. Molly writes and indie-publishes e-books
under a nom de plume, and Sean earns a crust from carpentry.
signs on for a women’s only retreat at a Montana ranch that features activities
such as meditation, yoga and riding.Sean drops her off at the airport then decides to pop into a local
shopping mall to buy a pair of boots. A mass shooting incident unfolds there
and Sean, an ex soldier, with no regard for his own safety, rushes into the
fray, takes down the perpetrator, who acted through unrequited love, and then
goes on the run. The onlookers’ mobile
phone footage of Sean’s heroics goes viral and is viewed by two characters Adam
and Jimmy who, respectively, for reasons of their own, are determined to wreak vengeance
against Sean for an art robbery and for the death of Jimmy’s brother, Cole.
Houston detective Garza who is tasked to interview Sean and investigate the
mall incident.He has his work cut out crisscrossing
over multiple states in order to catch up with the elusive Sean who is joined by
A whirlwind game of cat and mouse, this is a
fast-paced, action packed, thriller with a handful of vivid characters. The
dialogue is easy on the ear, the prose is original and never falters to capture
the essence of the helter-skelter and the ending is satisfyingly and ably
wrapped up.Highly recommended.
Harry Dolangraduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and
studied fiction writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. He earned a master's
degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and
currently works for several years as freelance editor. He grew up in Rome, New York, and now
lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his partner Linda Randolph.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.