This International thriller is the first one of this genre by author Douglas Corleone. He has delivered a fast paced “cat in search of mouse” story that leads former US Marshall Simon Fisk across borders in his relentless pursuit of the “bad guys”.
A young girl was taken from her parents hotel room while they were in Paris. One small lead is all Simon needs and he is quickly led into the seedy underground world – of drugs, crime, prostitution and severe violence. The pursuit is not an easy one – the abductors are ruthless and well connected.
The heart of this story hits home for Simon – his own daughter was abducted many years ago – and his desire to find the abductors is fueled by what he went through at that time.
You don’t know where the author is leading with this tale of intrigue until the very end. This is not a normal kidnapping case – other than Simon’s pursuit of the kidnappers delivers plenty of heart pounding adrenaline infused action.
This book has all the perfect attributes for being part one of a series – a down to earth hero that one can relate to, a woman that Simon meets partway through his pursuit and a never ending supply of International gangsters.