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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A brilliant thriller

Former LAPD cop turned author Jack Whalen and his wife advertising executive Amy left Southern California to live in the Seattle suburbs. One seemingly uneventful day high school sports friend Gary Fisher calls from Chicago to ask Jack to do him a favor. The lawyer sa...
Former LAPD cop turned author Jack Whalen and his wife advertising executive Amy left Southern California to live in the Seattle suburbs. One seemingly uneventful day high school sports friend Gary Fisher calls from Chicago to ask Jack to do him a favor. The lawyer says he tracked Jack from his book and would like Jack to investigate the brutal murders of thirty-seven year old Gina Anderson and her son Joshua in their Seattle home the house was trashed and the husband a lecturer at the nearby community college vanished.---------------- Jack agrees to take the case, but when he calls his wife who is in Seattle on business, the hotel desk clerk says she has not checked in and she fails to answer her cell phone. Concerned he travels to Seattle to find Amy has vanished.---------------- In Portland, a nine years old girl also disappears, but is found a few miles away. She shares visions with Jack, who digs deeper into a cesspool in search of his wife. Soon all three scenarios will connect at the heart of Jack¿s soul.---------------- THE INTRUDERS affirm Michael Marshall¿s winning of the Philip K. Dick. Award (see THE STRAW MEN) as this action-packed thriller filled with twists will keep readers on the edge throughout. Jack is a wonderful beleaguered hero who starts off by quickly realizing he don¿t know jack even about himself and as he investigates realizes each new clue proves he knows even less than he thought. The audience needs to set aside plenty of time as 392 pages is a one sitting suspense read.--------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A Good Thriller

Overall this was a good read, but it had some problems. It's a fast paced book when following Jack Whalen. But it tends to slow down quite a lot when Marshall switches to other Characters. I loved Jack as a main Character, even though he is a flawed hero, which is do...
Overall this was a good read, but it had some problems. It's a fast paced book when following Jack Whalen. But it tends to slow down quite a lot when Marshall switches to other Characters. I loved Jack as a main Character, even though he is a flawed hero, which is done to death. It's a good thriller with just the right pacing throughout most of the book and keeps you turning the page. I really liked the book, but cant give it more than three stars. This has mainly to do with my opinion on what a thriller is, a fast paced book with some surprises. Yes The Intruders is wonderfully fasted paced, but I found myself knowing what was coming at the end of the book by the time I was halfway through it. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast paced thriller.

posted by 914632 on April 6, 2009

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