By Russell Brooks
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 3 stars
The prologue plunges readers immediately into this
action-packed story set in North Hatley, Quebec.
“Eddie Barrow, Jr. didn’t remember feeling the bullet tear
into his shoulder…It was only supposed to be a stupid and harmless publicity
stunt. No one was supposed to die.”
Set in Montreal, Quebec four days earlier, chapter one
introduces readers to Eddie, Corey, and Jordyn as the story develops into an
involvement in “the biggest investment-fraud scandal in Canadian history,” and
“…three people were dead.”
The dialogue is genuine, authentic with its colloquialisms
and street language, with the characterization making the young people real to
readers. The story is a good one, but
would have been stronger had the narration followed the actions in
realism. Some circumstances are a bit
too convenient and easily predictable.
despite this minor flaw, the novel is one that will hold reader interest and
concern for the characters to its conclusion.