Collision of Lies
Collision of Lies

Collision of Lies

by Tom Threadgill

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"Threadgill plunges a detective from the San Antonio Property Crimes Division into a deep-laid plot involving murder, kidnapping, and myriad other crimes above her pay grade."—Kirkus Reviews

Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one of the children may still be alive. If she's correct, everything law enforcement believes about the accident is a lie.

With time running out, Amara must convince others—and herself—that despite all evidence to the contrary, the boy lives. And she will do everything in her power to bring him home.

A fresh voice in suspense, Tom Threadgill will have you questioning everything as you fly through the pages of this enthralling story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800736507
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 114,820
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Threadgill is a full-time author and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). He is currently on the suspense/thriller publishing board for LPC Books, a division of Iron Stream Media. He lives with his wife in rural Tennessee.

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Collision of Lies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
benhli38 14 hours ago
Warning - This book is about as dangerous as an amusement park thrill ride that you just keep wanting to get back on! Tom Threadgill hammers home a beautifully crafted suspense/mystery within the pages of Collision of Lies. While him and his wife live in Tennessee, the plot of the story is set in San Antonio. He is also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), too. Amara Alarez is a property crimes detective looking to make, not only a name for herself, but to move to Homicide. When a woman receives a text message from her supposedly dead son, she gets in touch with Det. Alvarez. One clue needs to another and people start dying. When her property crimes partner is shot during an investigation, she has to not only solve one crime but two. One: can she find out who took the possible missing children from a bus that seemed to have taken their lives? Two: Can she find even one missing child? While I received a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, I also want to add on that this book was one serious thrill ride for me. If I get a chance again and soon I will re-read this because it does get your blood pumping and you want to help Alvarez while reading it. Just grab a copy!
amybooksy 14 hours ago
I have not read anything by Tom Threadgill until I got my hands-on Collision of Lies. Oh, my goodness, this book had me hooked from the page one. I could not put it down until I was finished with the very last page. It is an action-packed thrill of a ride. It is full of mystery and suspense with lots of twists that I did not see coming. I loved this book! I am giving Collision of Lies five plus stars. I would love to catch up with the other books by Tom Threadgill in the future. Readers who enjoy a fast paced suspense filled book. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
PaulaShreckhise 1 days ago
Wow! Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill is my kind of suspense story. With a strong main protagonist and a fresh, unique plot, this one captured my interest from page one. It was like watching an excellent police procedural without the usual cursing and questionable private activities of the characters. But it did not lack in any aspect. It was gritty at times, intriguing and kept moving at a good clip. I didn’t want to put it down. Amara Alvarez is a detective in Property Crimes but longs to transfer to Homicide. By chance, she discovers something interesting about a horrific accent from three years ago. Then, one by one, the clues surface and she can’t help but put them together. The story unfolded in a mesmerizing way and the characters were well developed. A nice contrast to the intensity was the banter in the squad room especially between Amara and her co-workers. The scenes with her pet Iguana were priceless. A sneak peak into the next book in the series calls for more interesting cases with Detective Amara Alvarez on the job. I’ll be looking up more books by this amazing author. *A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell Publishers through Interviews and Reviews. I was not obligated to provide a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
Sandra Denman 2 days ago
Great book with a great storyline, lots of action...and CLEAN! I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to more from this author. :)
RachsRamblings 2 days ago
This was a very well written suspense that had interesting characters, a lot of twists and turns, fascinating plot, and some interesting science as well. I did put this book down a few times while reading which is unusual when reading a suspense story. It had times when it lagged a bit, but that does seem more realistic than some books where the speed exhausts the reader and makes for a totally unbelievable storyline. I didn’t really connect with the characters, but I did enjoy the author throwing in their personality quirks. My one big problem…this book is published by Revell…and at Amazon is listed as Christian fiction. If you are looking for the Christian part, you will not find it. There were so many scenes where a faith theme could have been so easily woven into the story…yet nothing. No God, no praying, just absolutely nothing that puts this in a Christian category. It was clean, and I was thankful for that. However, I like to see faith, hope, prayer and other aspects along those lines in my Christian Fiction. Also there were a couple of things mentioned that weren’t really wrapped up completely. That bothered me some…I just wanted some answers that were not given. I know that happens in real cases, but one mention wasn’t brought to a conclusion…so just something that bothered me a bit. So if you like Intense, complicated suspense without the romance and with the action…and like them clean-this is a read for you. I even googled some of the science stuff and shared it with my daughter who is in physical science…that is totally rare. Storyline reminded me much of the author , Lynette Eason, who endorsed it. I was given this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
jodysallaboutbooks 2 days ago
Was it a horrific accident or something far more disturbing? I thought this book was an intriguing suspense, but I did not get any vibes that it was of the Christian genre so much. I found the plot to move along for the most part relatively quickly, although I felt there were a few spots that were slower. I did enjoy the humor, with a touch of romance included. I would recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a clean suspense novel. Tom Threadgill is a first-time author for me, and I have to say I would continue to read more by him in the future. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Floyd Johnson 2 days ago
The accident had occurred three years ago. Benjamin Reyes was one of the 17 children who had died on the Cotulla school bus that had been hit by the freight train. Along with the tanker cars that exploded, not much had been left for identifying the remains except for a few bits of DNA. And yet his mother had received the text message, “Help me, Mom.” It had to be a wrong number or a terrible prank - Enzo and Marisa Reyes son had died three years ago. But each time San Antonio Property Crimes Detective Amara Alvarez tried to verify the “prank”, more questions arose. At first, she was alone in looking at the evidence, then she was joined by Homicide Detective Jeremiah “Starsky” Peckham, the Chief Medical Examiner Douglas Pritchard, and others. Eventually, the case would involve the Texas Rangers, the FBI, the CIA, and even the White House. Tom Threadgill has built a thriller that grows on the reader chapter by chapter - each adding another, albeit small, piece to the puzzle. The kind of book that those enjoying international mysteries will not want to put down. Written by an explicitly Christian author, the book is not quite as clearly Christian; not offensive, but not explicitly so. I will be looking for the next book from this talented writer following the life of a, now, newly minted homicide detective. ______________ This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
BookReviewerTG 3 days ago
This is an interesting read. And because I live close to Athens, Texas where a real life bus with school children was hit by a train this book seemed to jump off the pages for me. But, hopefully, that is her the similarities in this story end because this page turner is quite a suspenseful read. Of course when there is a full fledged detective, Amara Alvarez, on the case and the begins to come up against one lie after another---the suspense begins to build. How many people will be hurt? How many children used for someone else's gain? Can Amara figure out the cause before it's too late. This is one of those mystery/suspense stories that will leave you thinking long after the story comes to an end. *This book was provided for review by Revell*
TheBeccaFiles 4 days ago
Whew, that was one heck of a ride! Collision of lies gripped me from the very first chapter and didn't let me go until I'd reached the conclusion. The need for answers kept the pages essentially turning themselves. This was my first time read by Tom Threadgill but I'm sure it won't be my last! I got quite a chuckle out of some of the witty humor tossed back and forth between Amara and her coworkers. It added a fun layer of depth to the characters that made them come more to life for me. It added a lightness to the atmosphere to counteract some of the heaver content held within. I had no issue with it but there was some "Spanglish" sprinkled throughout that wasn't often translated. Someone who often uses it myself though, I enjoyed it. While I really liked how some of the puzzle pieces ended up fitting together, there were also places that I felt that they'd been discovered too easily. The intricate details of the crime were quite masterful to say the least, but the characters needed to experience more failure in order for things to feel more realistic. This did improve as the story progressed and some of the action scenes started to take over, but I think it needed to be more present throughout the investigation.  While the story fit perfectly in a suspense category, I failed to see where it fit within the realm of Christian fiction. I understand that it can be difficult to be successfully woven into this genre, but it should still have some level of presence if it's being marketed as such.  Overall I still really enjoyed this read and look forward to reading more from the author in the future. If he sticks with a Christian publisher I hope that he makes more of an effort to make sure faith is present. Even though I needed to see the detectives struggle a little more, the intricate details of the crimes were quite masterful and the investigation was able to keep my heart racing and the pages turning. I'm curious to see what he comes up with next. *I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
SemmieWise 4 days ago
Tom Threadgill takes the reader on an action-packed, heart-thumping ride with “Collision of Lies.” While eating at her favorite joint, San Antonio Police Detective Amara Alvarez meets parents who received a text message from their son presumed killed three years ago in a horrific bus versus train accident. As she begrudgingly decides to look into it, she finds coincidence after coincidence, quickly realizing the text may be more than just some harmless prank. As Amara works alongside fellow detectives, a Texas Ranger and FBI agents to discover the truth to the three-year-old accident that claimed the lives of 17 children, she must learn to not only decipher whom she can trust, but what facts are truly real. A story filled with twists and turns, plot lines you’ll never see coming, startling events, and only the slightest hints at romance, “Collision of Lies” is an incredible thriller. Threadgill does an amazing job of weaving together a keep-you-guessing plot, and develops some delightful characters — the strong Alvarez, a quirky homicide detective named Starsky, an eccentric medical examiner who delves into the meanings of common expressions and a plucky Texas Ranger. Threadgill’s novel is so intriguing it keeps you turning page after page to find out the truth. Even though published by Revell, “Collision of Lies” really has no religious themes. It’s just a nice, clean suspense thriller. It does hint at themes of perseverance, overcoming adversity, dealing with past trauma and following one’s convictions. Fans of authors like Colleen Coble, Kelly Irvin and Lynette Eason will love this story. The end of the book features a sampling of the next installment, with no projected publishing date. I know I’m really looking forward to the next one and seeing how these characters’ stories continue. Five stars out of five. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
DebbH1 5 days ago
I was reeled in by the opening scene and fully gripped from the shocking end of the first chapter. I struggled to put this book down. Detective Amara Alvarez is enjoying a quiet breakfast until an argument pulls her into a family drama leads her to one of the most horrific accidents in Texas history. Unless it wasn't an accident. Tom Threadgill's Collision of Lies is a masterclass in quietly upping the stakes and the tension until he drops you over the cliff of satisfying conclusion. With vivid characters and two plot twists that made my jaw drop, I’d highly recommend this book.
CarolJo 6 days ago
An intriguing story of suspense by a new to me author! Amara Alvarez is a brave police detective who suspects children were kidnapped rather than killed in a collision between a freight train and a school bus three years ago and is willing to risk her life to find out the truth! You will wonder if there is corruption in the San Antonio police department! Can the FBI be trusted? I enjoyed Amara's relationship with her coworkers which was looked at a little unusual since the book is written by a male and most books I read are written by females! I recommend this clean suspense novel to anyone who enjoys suspense! I received a complimentary book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
JudyinHuntsvilleAL 6 days ago
In fact,I'd love to see it made into a movie! Tom Threadgill weaves a wonderful story of mystery and suspense bout a train collision with a bus full of kids... The families are devastated until a fresh clue is received and veryone involved cannot stop themselves from digging for more details... -- I was intrigued with how the author took several seperate.incidences and pulled them all together for the final conclusions [good police work!] And surprises all along the way! The writing was excellent and I literally read it straight through without putting it down . [I've just now bought three more of his books on my kindle!]
Anonymous 7 days ago
Imagine that your son has been dead for three years when you receive a text message from an unknown phone number, "Help me, Mom." I know I would move mountains to find out where this message came from and what it might mean for my child. Imagine now that you are minding your own business when this message and the parents to whom it was sent land squarely in the middle of your peaceful Saturday morning breakfast. Amara Alvarez, property crimes detective for the San Antonio Police Department, just wants to eat her breakfast and do her job well enough to get her transferred to Homicide. But she hopes a quick check of the text will prove to be an accident or a nasty prank. She never expects what unravels from there. Aided by a Texas Ranger, the FBI, a quirky and intelligent SAPD medical examiner, a homicide detective named Starsky, and Larry, her trusted iguana, Amara follows the shreds of evidence to uncover something much larger and more sinister than anyone could imagine. Tom Threadgill offers up quite a thrilling web of unfolding details in Collision of Lies. This book was hard to put down from the very beginning and held my attention firmly. Amara and her cohorts were very relatable and highly enjoyable. I look forward to the next time we meet Detective Alvarez and Larry in action! Thank you to the publisher for allowing me a copy of this book to read and review. The opinions stated in this review are my own and are my completely honest assessment.
ThatsWhatShesReading 7 days ago
With an opening chapter that grabs hold of you and doesn't let go until its very contemplative ending, this book will take you on a ride unlike any other. It's hard for me to believe that my reflections on this story will adequately give it the justice it so deeply deserves. There is so much to unpack, but as with any thriller or mystery, it's best to go into it with as little information as possible in order to feel the complete impact this book has to offer. However, with every ounce of bias I have, let's just say that I was blown away! "I feel like this whole thing is right there on the fringes. Like some great conspiracy that's got just enough semi-facts to make it plausible, but not enough to make it believable." Masterfully told, this intricate plot posits the idea that perhaps the most tragic accident the town of Cotulla ever experienced may have in fact been a lie. Three years after those catastrophic events, a victim's family receives an unknown text simply stating "Help me, Mom." What initially begins as a quiet, internal examination into a potentially bad prank gradually unleashes a torrent of law enforcement expertise to unveil an extensive cover up. With immense compassion and the right amount of curiosity, detective Amara Alvarez solidifies her footprint among other great female investigators in the suspense genre. This story is smart, perceptive, riveting, fast paced, and incredibly hard to put down. Short, suspense filled chapters keep the pace moving at breakneck speed and the pages flying! Readers follow Amara in this spectacular view of the criminal investigation as well as bearing witness in her pursuit towards becoming a homicide detective, a vastly different line of work than her current assignment in property crimes. All along the way, we see how committed she is to her profession and the proficiency she displays that will continue to make her successful. This opportunity to watch the case unfold alongside Amara is captivating to read and will tug at every emotion. There is a sneak peek into the next book of the series, which I CANNOT wait for now! Especially to see more of the ME, Dr. Pritchard, an eccentric individual with an affinity for explaining idioms and developing creative methods to enjoy annoyingly messy snacks. Every character has a personality, and it will be hard not to enjoy every minute of their company. Though the book is published by a Christian fiction publisher, the story will have you reevaluating any preconceived notions you might have had about that label. In an author interview for a previous post on the blog tour, which you can check out HERE, the author states that while his faith dictates how he will write, it doesn't include a heavy dose of religion: "I'm writing to entertain, not convert, and trying to be true to what I believe." In his hands, the author's deft storytelling has crafted a narrative to rival the more mainstream bestsellers without graphic language, sex, or violence. This book delivers thrilling suspense and action that keeps coming to the very end and should not be missed! Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and the author for providing me with a free copy of the book. This is my honest and thoughtful exchange.
luvnjesus 9 days ago
Wow, a mystery thriller that pulled me in from page one. I had a hard time putting the book down and kept me up late turning the pages to find out what happened. Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to a devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. Seventeen kids and three adults were killed, or were they? Detective Amara Alvarez was out enjoying her Saturday breakfast when it was disrupted by a husband and wife arguing over a text that she received from their son. One thing leads to another that leaves Amara wondering if the children may still be alive. With time running out, Amara has to convince herself and her co-workers that yes, the boy is alive and that she will do everything in her power to bring him and the other children home. A clean mystery that was emotional, intense, mesmerizing, leaving you wondering what happened to the children. “Collision of Lies” was the first book that I read from the author Tom Threadgill and am looking forward to the next book in the Detective Amara Alvarez series. I received a copy of the book from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.
Cherylkochbooks 11 days ago
This is the first book I have read by this author. After reading this book, I plan to check out more books from this author. This book may be published by a Christian publisher but it is not "preachy". So, anyone who is in the mood for a really good book to read or thrillers should check out this one. I was caught up in the mystery surrounding the bus crash. It seemed like when one clue would be revealed, it just unraveled about three more questions. The mystery along with the engaging characters and good storyline is what kept my interest. You could say that I was "lost" within the pages of this book. There was not a dull moment to be found. I do want to point out that I was happy with the ending. I have commented on endings before, There is nothing worse than to read a book only to get to a disappointing ending. That was not the case with this book.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Wow! This book grabbed me with the very first chapter! Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill has lot of fast paced action with a good mix of family fun and workplace relationships. There was no telling where the story was going (well, I had suspicions, but am thankful those suspicions did not come true!) Good investigative tensions also helped this story become a nail biter. The book was a clean read with no bad language. This is the first book I have read by Tom Threadgill, but it won't be my last. I did receive a free advance copy from the publisher.
Anonymous 13 days ago
I really enjoyed this story. Interesting characters. Nice tension throughout. Loved the ending, because in some ways it reminded me of my favorite (possibly the most heartbreaking) episode of Criminal Minds. I won't say which since I don't want to spoil it for you. Now, I want a pet iguana. I received a free copy from the publisher, but my opinions are completely my own.
Mandy Elliott 14 days ago
Suspense So Riveting, Readers Will Find Themselves Devouring Collision Of Lies! Threadgill Keeps His Readers Spellbound And Guessing At Each New Chapter… What a marvelous new story from Tom Threadgill. A master in suspense writing, he has perfected the art of storytelling and created a true heroine in Detective Amara Alvarez. Her grit, determination and witty office banter with the other cops put me right at ease with her as the main character. In fact, I found myself wanting to BE her! This was a book I simply could not put down and immediately wanted more of Amara’s story the moment this one ended! When I first chose this book to review, I wasn’t certain what to expect. Author Tom Threadgill is new to me and I’ve not read any of his books before. The synopsis sounded intriguing so I thought I’d give it a try. Wow, am I ever glad I did! Collision of Lies is a captivating, masterfully created page turner! I always love when I find a book that is hard to put down. I found myself sneaking a chapter or two of Collision of Lies on work breaks and during lunch or dinner. Threadgill has a unique, edgy writing style. He offers plenty of background, insight and knowledge for readers to absorb in a fun, captivating way. Detective Amara Alvarez, the main character is a force to be reckoned with. I loved her Hispanic ethnicity, grit, determination, and her relationship with her Iguana. I found myself laughing out loud over the witty conversations between Amara and her detective colleagues and biting my nails over the mystery that Threadgill begins to unravel in the first chapter. Along with Detective Alvarez, Threadgill introduces a host of other great characters who compliment the story well with their own characteristics and quirks. I found the characters to be authentic, relatable and likable. Threadgill’s style of dispersing crime and law enforcement terminology and procedure throughout the novel is easy to understand and not overwhelming, though definitely thorough. I recommend Collision of Lies to suspense readers and even contemporary fiction readers. This book is not a romance and in my opinion, is not for teen readers under 16. I was disappointed to find that while published with a Christian publisher, it held little to no traces of faith or a mention of God. Threadgill does mention profanity being used but does not include it himself. There are also a handful of subtle insinuations, like one about “getting lucky”. On a personal preference note, there is a mention of “privates” when detective Alvarez needs relieve herself on the side of a building and I found that particular word distasteful as a female reader. It could have been avoided all together. Again, the book is edgy and a little different from what I’m used to with Christian fiction, but overall, it’s clean and now, a new favorite of mine! I do hope you’ll give Collision of Lies a chance for yourself and then we can look forward to book #2 of Detective Alvarez’s story coming up next! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell at Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Christianfictionandmore 14 days ago
Tom Threadgill is a new-to-me author whose work I will be on the watch for in the future. Collision of Lies is a great suspense novel. Detective Amara Alvarez is anxious to transfer from the Property Crimes Unit to Homicide. She could never have foreseen how helping a distressed mother of a child who had died in a bus crash three years earlier could have advanced her efforts toward that goal. Nor could she have imagined the intricate and devious plot she in collaboration with a Texas Ranger and the FBI would have to unwind. Not to be cliché, but Collision of Lies truly is an edge of the seat read. I would classify this book more as a clean suspense or mystery than as a Christian fiction novel, but either way, I would highly recommend it to mystery and suspense fans. The story is well-plotted, vital information is well paced and placed, and characters and dialogue are believable. I am grateful to have received a copy from Revell via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review, and received no monetary compensation.
More_Than_A_Review 14 days ago
Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill is a mind-blowing suspense. More than once I was like who thinks of this stuff. The author reateed a world of fascinating characters, lighthearted moments and unique plot lines. Amara is a police detective working burglaries. However she desperately wants to work homicides. She gets involved with the mom of one of the students that died in a horrific school bus accident three years ago. The mother thinks her son is still alive and convinces Amara to help her with a little bit of research into it. I enjoyed the banter between Amara and Starsky (a homicide detective) and I still want to know how he got his nickname. I also enjoyed Sara, the Texas Ranger and Amara working together. The author created an excellent nerdy character in the coroner and very strong female leads in Sara and Amara. The burglary case that Amara worked was a great addition to the story. The author created unique villians and Quirky characters & surprising plot twists create a very fine story that is as unusual as it is entertaining.
brdwybaby78 14 days ago
When it was time to choose a new book to read, I searched for one that was different from any others I had been reading at the time. Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill piqued my interest, and though I knew it would pull at my sensitive heartstrings, it was a story I wanted to read. I’m glad I did. This was a story I had a hard time putting down, though there were times I knew I had to. From the very beginning I was hooked. Amara Alavarez has become a new favorite character for me, and the humor that laces itself throughout the story starting with her character and the characters she comes in contact with is a delight. I enjoyed Alvarez’s honesty. She knew what she wanted – or didn’t want – and she didn’t hide it. The very first lines of chapter one give a peek into Alvarez’s character: Thirty seconds. If they were still arguing, she’d call the cops then. Let the professionals deal with them. The humor in this is that she was one of those professionals. It just so happened that it was her day off, and she didn’t want to be bothered. However, she does end up intervening, reluctantly though it may have been, and it sets up the rest of the story: A search for children who may or may not still be alive after their burials three years earlier. Tom Threadgill did a wonderful job making me feel like I was a part of the story. The characters were real, the story believable. It was as though I was on the clue search right along with Alvarez, Colby, and Starsky. I was invested in this story and needed to know how it was going to end. And though I would have preferred a different ending, I appreciate how the author chose to keep it real. Not everything can wrap up with a happily ever after. One thing that did bother me was all the missed opportunities to bring God into this story. Though He wasn’t completely disregarded – His name was brought up randomly – there were times God could have been relied on more since this story is Christian fiction. However, this would not deter me from reading more from this author. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a light suspense thriller with some humor. I’m looking forward to more adventures with Detective Amara Alvarez. I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell, through Interviews & Reviews.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I highly recommend this book. And that I can say with no fear of your reaction to questionable material, because there is none! Just a good, well developed plot with very real characters we can all identify with. I did receive an advanced copy and I am so glad I did, this way I can help you make a decision when checking out which book to buy. The answer to that question? This one! It really is worth the money invested because you will pass it on to your friends and then re-read it when it gets back to you.
RWGunn 15 days ago
Tom Threadgill has done it again! Collision of Lies is a must-read book. This book is a thriller that never quits. The story starts with a text for help from a child who supposedly died three years earlier. Once the mother can convince someone to investigate, the story begins… and it doesn’t slow down as it builds chapter after chapter. It’s an exciting book with characters and a storyline that are well developed. It becomes a race against time as it comes toward a conclusion. This is the 4th book I’ve read by this author and he has quickly become a favorite author. I’d also recommend his “Winter” series; each book is an excellent read. In addition to being exciting, this book (like his others) are clean and well-written with no offensive language. (I did receive a free advance copy of the book from the publisher.)