Peter McPhie, Author
Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)
A young boy sees his father taken by gunmen from his home, never to be seen again. He lives with never answered questions about what happened to his father and why. But twenty years later he is an FBI agent, married with a young son, and the terrible past has finally lost its grip. Until one day...it comes back. In a chilling revelation by an unexpected source, he learns what happened all those years ago. But the circumstances are so extraordinary, he is compelled to work alone against his father's killers, clever, deadly men backed by a secret organization. He knows that if he makes one mistake...it will be his last.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10
A master pickpocket, while trying to make a score, recognizes a dangerous man and is killed for it. As he lies dying, Detective Paul Locke asks him to identify his killer. But Paul is soon taken by gunmen -- as his young son Andrew watches. After a slow but intriguing beginning, the book takes off. Among the carefully crafted characters, Andrew Locke -- years later a married father and FBI agent -- takes on a secret assignment that leads to a confrontation with a trusted friend and those who harmed his father.
Date Submitted: September 25, 2016