This is Jack Ford’s first novel and it is good. He weaves a famous case from history (The Lindbergh Kidnapping) into a crime happening today. The mystery also involve a crime of national importance and stolen journal that the owner desperately wants back, since it ties him to both crimes. The thief is being tracked down by thugs, a prosecutor and a reporter following a story are also trying to find this journal since they believe it will answer several key questions about a modern day smuggling operation. The thugs will kill to get the journal back, and someone is leaking information to them.

I liked this book because although you didn’t get slammed into the action in the first few pages, the author didn’t take forever to get to the heart of the story. The going back and forth in time and from setting to setting was done skillfully, you never had a ‘Huh? Who’s talking here?’ moment. He also gave the prosecutor Stark a background that made the things he did believable, in that he did things that you wouldn’t think a lawyer capable of, but a former Army Special Forces would be. The ending was a minor disappointment to me, things seem to tie together a little too neatly, but it wasn’t a totally unbelieveable ending, it followed the story line. I would recommend this book to people who like thrillers and suspense. There was a lot of violence in the book, but it didn’t have graphic descriptions of the murdered bodies.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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