Reviewed by- linda (2010/12/07, 07:06 PM)
The different parts that comprise the whole in this book are varied and make for a truly absorbing story. This author mixes family drama, big business greed and world events in a very convincing, fast paced writing style. At the center of the plot is Mark, his family and an international scheme to create a global energy monopoly. The author seamlessly interweaves two main threads. One follows the abduction of Mark’s son seven years ago and deals with the emotional fallout caused by this event. Mark is not able to move beyond the loss of his son Kyle and is obsessed with finding out what happened to him. Mark and his family are real and believable. And because the characters are so well developed, you become emotionally invested and want to keep reading to find out what happens as each member deals with both everyday issues and the darker issues stemming from the abduction of Kyle. On another level Vance masterfully creates an intelligent thriller with political undertones. The author’s passion for the corruption in the oil industry shines through and certainly seems plausible enough to happen in real life, especially given Vance’s background as head of Goldman Sach’s energy desk for over twenty years. In short a nicely plotted thriller for those who like this genre.Back.