Sunday, May 1, 2011

"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune." F Bacon

Armed men enter The Resurrection House and kidnap two teenage boys. The Resurrection House is a residence for children of parents who are in jail.

One of the boys is discovered in a field by a homeless former Marine medic. The kidnappers return for this boy and are about to kill the homeless man when hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave, who runs the security firm, Security Solutions, saves the boy and dispatches the kidnappers. We learn that the boy had been drugged and left to die before being found.

Brandy Giddings is a special assistant to secretary of defense Jacque Leger. We learn early on that Leger set in motion a plot to make an old problem disappear. He hired Jerry Sjogren, a fixer and the man behind the group that doesn't mind killing and kidnapping, if the price is right.

When Jonathan learns that there is a government connection involved, he figures that the only reasons to kidnap the boys was either to ensure silence about something or to leverage cooperation. Jonathan intends to find out which and bring the other teenager back to safety.

In a complicated plot that is most visual as the action takes place, we follow Jonathan as he learns where the second boy was taken and attempts to rescue him. Members of Johathan's team interview the two fathers and try to learn what the connection might be.

The scene shifts to the jungles of Columbia and a drug factory with employees who have been kidnapped from the local villages. The author, John Gilstrap, has leaped to the front of action writers. This story would easily fit on the movie screen where the audience or readers experience the rescue team face tremendous odds to stop the criminals and rescue a young boy.

I enjoyed the story but did have to suspend my view of reality as some of the action took place. Jonathan Grave is one of the new breed of action heroes that are so easy to like and wish for their success.

See my Amazon review. I love it when readers find my reviews have been helpful.


Stacey Donaldson said...

Sounds interesting...the jungles of Columbia, wow! I also checked out your Amazon review - nice!

Heather said...

Sounds interesting plot wise, but the topic isn't going to work for me. Thanks for the review.

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