San Diego architect Michael Collwood finds his life shattered after his beautiful wife is murdered with an intentional drug overdose, and the police name him as the prime suspect. After two years the investigation grows cold and Michael has lost everything else: his career, his home, his friends, and his self-respect. Drinking heavily, he hikes far into the desert where he plans to end his ravaged life. But while there he witnesses a small plane crash and finds a dead pilot at the site, one hundred kilos of cocaine, and two million in cash. Michael realizes he now has the opportunity to find his wife's killers, and he returns to San Diego with one thought on his mind: revenge. But Michael discovers he represents a threat to a politically ambitious mayor, the DEA, and the Tijuana drug cartel. In his quest to find his wife's killers, Michael finds the only person he can trust is a wise, old man who is homeless but believes he is living in the 18th century.
|Publisher:||Fat Dog Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)|
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite A Line Intersected by David Grant Urban is a tale of distressing fortunes. Michael Collwood is a reputable architect in San Diego, a man loved by the people until his wife is murdered by means of a drug overdose. He becomes a person of interest in the case, and with that comes a swift and downward spiral in his life. With the support from friends gone, his career destroyed, and no home, he turns to the one thing to which despair leads men — alcohol. Time has gone by and there is no update on the case and, tired of living without his self-respect, Michael sets out for the wilderness where he intends to end his life. But a surprise awaits him, a fortune that will put two million dollars into his hands ... and a hundred kilos of cocaine. Now he has a purpose — to uncover the face behind his wife’s murder. He just doesn’t know what awaits him, and it would be best for readers to find out themselves. This novel is successful on multiple levels. I was pulled in by the author’s storytelling skills. The story begins at a slow pace, with descriptions of a homeless old man, his love for literature, and his wisdom, and gracefully transitions to a memorable day that the protagonist shares with his beautiful wife. It’s a brilliant prelude to a crisis point! The author introduces the crisis in the second chapter of the story, and from then the reader is pulled into a whirlwind of action and intensely emotional scenes, until the conflict escalates to involve the DEA and the Tijuana drug cartel. David Grant Urban writes with grace and his prose offers the precision that readers long for when they read crime and investigation novels. The protagonist is a deeply wounded man and his quest for revenge comes across just so naturally to readers. I found A Line Intersected to be a satisfactory read and won’t hesitate in giving it a 5-star rating.