Every now and then an author creates a book that is truly unique and causes the reader to think about what is being said.
John Hunter is released from prison after serving sixteen years for a murder he didn't commit. He's had plenty of time to plan his revenge for the people who framed him and get some overdue payback.
Bill Moore is a real estate agent in Florida. He's successful and loves his wife but wants more. One day he notices an email with the word "modified on it.
He doesn't think anything about it but soon a series of things happen. Suggestive photos of a co-worker appears on his computer and his wife sees it and accuses him of taking the photos. An appointment with an important client ends with the client not showing up and the man's secretary denies making the appointment. Then he becomes a suspect when a man goes missing.
Michael Marshall has written an intelligent novel that is a puzzle that must be solved.
It takes a while before we find a connection between John Hunter, the missing man, and Bill Moore.
The action moves along at a breakneck pace that seduces the reader and yet, nothing is as it seems.
The author brings up a good point about greed in society and the goal to get ahead at all costs. The dialogue is right on. Only the two main characters are well developed, the others are not much more than names. The plot is complicated and unpredictable and yet it's still unimaginably addictive.