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Gross is in his zone again . . .
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2015
Great, fast-paced thriller. The characters, however, are rather hard to get attached to. I kept thinking, "Oh, if I just read a little further, I'll learn to love this character . . ." but it never happens, not even with the main two characters, namely the father and his oldest daughter.
It's a story about ill-gotten gain, and the heartache of a family broken by a father's greed and murderous revenge. The backdrop involves a drug cartel and the unfortunate ineptitude of the FBI. I was expecting more details about the Witness Protection program, but that was treated very lightly, offering no particular insight into this famous program. There were some missed opportunities to make the story more compelling, but overall, it's a page-turner well worth the read. Another good one from Andrew Gross.