By Russell Brooks
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 3 stars
Readers immediately meet Monique Beavais with Curtis White
in a restaurant in Old Montreal.
“She worked for an international arms consortium that sold
illegal weapons to terrorists and dictators. The same organization helped to
start wars in order to keep these sales going. Little did White know that a sniper
was ready to pop his heard from an apartment across the street once the
transaction was done.”
The action begins at once.
While each section of three short stories taken alone is
written quite quick paced with various twists, a plot connecting them would
have offered readers more suspense and enjoyment. With his collection of three very short
stories, this reviewer was looking for more development and congruity to keep
interest. Each starts face paced, but
once in and wanting more, each story ends.
In this reviewer’s opinion, some development of each story
would make for a more effective publication in a crime magazine publication of
each story separately. When taken
together as a collection, it loses the impact of each story.