- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Ships from: Niagara Falls, NY
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
"Johansen ... comes up with aces. He plots like a string of firecrackers ... not a moment's rest."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Races cleanly through a maze of techno clues and multiple suspects, pulling readers along for a quirky ride with likable companions."
-- Publishers Weekly
"[Ken Parker is an] offbeat and immensely likable hero. Fascinating ... The characters ... are too well drawn to behave predictably."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"A tale of power and manipulation, of avarice and violence, with an array of interesting characters trying to stay alive. A thriller all lovers of the genre can sink their teeth into."
"This is a gripping debut thriller, brimming with dangerous seduction and unrelenting suspense."
-- Buffalo News
"Johansen's portrait of a man facing temptation and his darker side rings true."
-- Tulsa World
Look for Roy Johansen's next novel of suspense:
Available in hardcover Spring 2001 from Bantam Books
Posted April 29, 2012
Worth reading. I am looking forward to reading more of Johansen's solo works. The characters are well developed and the plot is interesting. Publishers Weekly needs to do some fact checking. Ken's wife has not "just left" him. She has been remarried for years. And brother Bobby has had his diagnosis changed and is in danger of losing his VA benefits. I do not recall anything about a scaming insurance company. Neither of the reviewer's errors affect the evaluation of the book itself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2000
I was drawn to trying this book due to its unique lie detector theme and enjoyed the many twists and turns in its exciting, complicated, and farfetched plot. There are many interesting characters but they are often not very realistic. I liked the main character but his independent investigative, intrepid behavior in the face of scary events that have spun out of control does not ring true although it makes for a quite fun read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.