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Crossing Zero
Dale Brandon, author
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10


Plot: This well-plotted book features terrific pacing, effective suspense, and strong forward movement. The ending could wrap things up more fully, but readers will nonetheless be entertained throughout.

Prose: The prose offers a clear narrative voice that competently guides readers through a story with facets that could otherwise be dry or complicated. The tension is sustained with action, dialogue, and character ruminations written in a contemporary and conversational style.

Originality: This book boasts a unique blend of finance and homicidal suspense, while also tapping into love, family, and even a bit of off-road adventure.

Character Development: Though the protagonists and antagonists are somewhat typical, they are nonetheless clearly drawn and sympathetic. Secondary characters are nicely textured.

Date Submitted: August 08, 2018