In the eighth novel of the acclaimed Lewis Cole series, award-winning author Brendan DuBois returns once again to one of the most appealing heroes in mystery fiction.
Former Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole has traveled some dark roads before in his quest for justice. Days after a violent anti-nuclear demonstration puts his best friend, police detective Diane Woods, in a near-fatal coma, Cole abandons his job and his home to find the man who nearly killed his friend. From the rural towns of New Hampshire to the offices of power and influence in Washington, D.C., Cole follows his gut and the flimsiest of clues to track down the cold-blooded attacker who won’t hesitate to kill to keep his identity and background secret. Aided by Felix Tinios, a security consultant from Boston’s North End, Cole is shadowed by armed and dark men with their own agenda to stop him from learning the truth about what really happened the day his friend was attacked on the grounds of a controversial nuclear power plant. Suffering loss, heartache, and betrayal along the way, Cole is soon standing alone, facing his own ultimate test in how far he will go to avenge a friend. In the eighth novel of the acclaimed Lewis Cole series, award-winning author Brendan DuBois returns once again to one of the most appealing heroes in mystery fiction.
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About the Author
Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and have also earned him three Edgar Award nominations. He is the author of theLewis Cole mystery series. including Fatal Harbor, Blood Foam, and Storm Cell, which are all available from Pegasus Books. Brendan lives in New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is based on a free copy received from the author but reflects my own opinion. When I got this book I did not realize that the main character, Lewis Cole was a continuing player in a series of books. This did deter from my enjoyment of the book as I was unfamiliar with a lot of things that he does and the way that he things to have a real appreciation as to what was transpiring. Cole once worked for a clandestine government operation and later worked as a reporter for a magazine. When the book opens he has recently left his reporter job and his police officer friend, Diane Woods was badly beaten in a violent demonstration. The perpetrator was a man named Curt Chesak, who beat Diane into a coma and took her police helmet and held it up for the news cameras to witness. Cole becomes a man on a mission seeking to revenge Diane, even if he has to break laws to do it. He want to kill Chesak and for Chesak to both know why he is killing him and to do it slowly and painfully. The police seem to be useless to find any leads on Chesak’s whereabouts so Cole has to use his own methods with the help of his ally Felix Tanios. Along the way Cole gets some additional help from a retired government operative whose son was killed by Chesak and wants Chesak dead as bad as Cole. Everything is more complicated as Chesak is working for another clandestine government organization that has a lot of resources at hand. This does not deter Cole as he has no interest in the organization, only to extract revenge on Chesak. I really tried to like this book more than I did but found it difficult without the point of reference from the prior books. There are some very tense moments as Cole closes on Chesak and the story definitely picks up steam about halfway through. Many of the readers gave this book a full five stars and that is probably because they are familiar with the series. For me this book gets four.