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This is the second book I’ve reviewed from Andrew Klavan, and the first book of his that I’ve read. He offers a riveting story that has you questioning the truth the whole time.
“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Action thrillers are some of my favorite movies, and this book really has that feel to it. A newspaper reporter with a checkered past stumbles on a story that he can’t believe, and tries not to, but the evidence is something he has to follow up on. When he looks into it, he ends up on an adventure that is hard to believe.
The characters in this story are realistic, complicated, and dynamic – and throughout the book they develop in a way that attaches you to the characters and helps you sympathize with them. Because of that, you are constantly questioning the truth of the story the main character is chasing, especially since you don’t know who to trust.