Saturday, August 8, 2009

Power Play (by Joseph Finder)

Reviewed by Tracy L. Karol

I bought this book after getting hooked on Paranoia, which I got as a Kindle freebie. Power Play was even better. While you had somewhat of an anti-hero in Paranoia...though still good guy, Jake Landry, our hero in Power Play, was my kind of man. Thrown into a corporate getaway setting where he clearly does not belong and knows only his ex, Ali, he's the outsider who is the only one capable of saving the group of execs when a band of thugs targets them. Throughout the book Finder expertly sprinkles backstory about Jake and Ali and Jake's troubled past...which is what gives him the skills to survive this ordeal. The plot twists make this a thriller that will keep you up well into the night. And I have found a new author to watch. 4.5 stars, highly recommended.