Top positive review
Can't wait to see what happens next
December 13, 2015
Another outstanding book in the Titus Ray series. The story line was compelling and completely believable in 2015 and the characters were well-developed and interesting. The personal issues, personality conflicts, and power struggles were believable as was the compassion and teamwork encountered. I particularly liked that there were no super-humans. It isn't that I don't enjoy some stories with characters that are able to survive physical trauma that would kill most humans and then bounce back with little recuperation time to single-handedly foil the bad guys, but I can also appreciate a story with characters who are fairly normal people. There was a lot of action, drama, and suspense in this story and the scenarios presented always seemed plausible. A key aspect of this series is that Titus is a recent convert to Christianity who is growing in his faith and struggling with what it means to be a Christian. How does that affect how you do your job? How can you relate to people who've known you for years as a non-Christian? I like that Titus doesn't bludgeon people with a bible; he simply lives according to his new values. I felt this was characterized well via an observation by Olivia about Titus' behavior.
If you haven't read the first in the series, One Night in Tehran, I absolutely recommend doing so before reading this book. Not because it is necessary in order to enjoy this story - you'll be provided with enough background without reading the first book - but simply because it is a really good read. As part of a series, Two Days in Caracas ends with a lead-in to the next book in the series. It didn't seem like a cliff-hanger because the story is complete as written. The ending simply lets you know that there is more ahead in case you've come to enjoy the characters and story line(s). On a final note, this story contains neither profanity nor gratuitous sexual encounters.