Police Corruption, Sex Trafficking, Drugs, Kidnapping, Murder. This Thriller had it all! And I enjoyed every thrilling, gory minute of it! Mr. Souza’s book sucks you in so fast and the action never lets up.
Yaz has been through more horror than one person should have to endure yet when she sees another girl being kidnapped she doesn’t hesitate to step in and catch the cell phone Mikiela Bellows tosses to her as she is being taken. When Yaz recognizes one of the men, she is sure who is behind the kidnapping, but what is on this phone that would have people willing to kill for it?
Whip Billings, an ex-cop, fresh out of rehab after getting hooked on drugs and booze while undercover for a year and then having his cover blown, comes home to find his mother has died, his ex-fiance’ has a baby and is engaged to another man and the booze is looking pretty good again.
While waiting to be re-instated to his old job, he takes a job trying to find the missing Mikiela and ends up finding Yaz.
The phone contains a manuscript by the author Robert Cornish and the contents would ruin his reputation as well as the lives of many others. I have to say that I stopped and Googled Robert Cornish! Everything seems to come back to the mysterious Viking. But who is he? And how does he relate to Robert Cornish or the manuscript?
That’s all I’m going to give you! No spoilers here. This book had so many twists and turns that my neck still aches! I loved the character Yaz, so brave and strong and yet so generous and kind. There is corruption everywhere and you don’t know who to believe or trust. The violence is graphic to the point that I actually had to read one page really fast! But I loved it!
Why have I not heard of this author before now? In telling a friend about the book, he asked, “Well, what author do we know that is similar?” The answer? None! I have read a lot of Thrillers, but this one tops the list!