Plot: This novel is superbly structured and skillfully paced. The only flaw is that the motivations for the first killing are almost entirely unexplored.
Prose: The writing is direct, smooth, and especially good during sequences of violence, car chases, and tactical decision making. The interrogation dialogue is much better than some of the expository dialogue, which gets a little flat at points.
Originality: This novel features great characters, a great villain, and good supporting characters, all of which make it feel fresh and help it stand out in a crowded market.
Character Development: Protagonists Kara Wright and Tien Tran are fully realized characters. Readers will want to know more about them and hope for future installments.
Blurb: Featuring gripping action and tight plotting, this supercharged novel keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
Date Submitted: June 21, 2017
“Two unusual private investigators with classified backgrounds take on a seemingly straightforward case to track down missing parents. With taut writing, bone-crushing action, and a pace that never relents, this was a difficult read to put down and a worthy winner.” — Mark Dawson
“Face Value, very different in theme to his first book, once again proves Andrew to be a versatile and gifted writer who delivers books that hold readers from beginning to end. With very well-constructed plots, Andrew delivers adrenaline and excitement laced with imaginative, innovative technology with memorable characters who provide heart and substance to his work.”
(Elaine Fry – The West Australian)