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on March 21, 2012
Michael Weems does a good job of writing an action-packed, can't -put-it-down thriller with characters with believable motives linked to slightly unbelievable actions.
Weems weaves together several plots about Mexican cartels and their murderous effects on a number of characters.
Caught some proof reading/ editorial errors, but I thought that as a "free" book this was well above the norm.
As a reader I became caught up in the protagonists desire for revenge, but I thought there were way too many dead bodies to make the narrative a completely believable story about a tourist kidnapped, tortured, and raped by members o f a Mexican cartel, and the ensuing consequences. Side-stories include a love-interest between the two heroes (of course) but also an interesting look at the border sex trade and the fate of the prostitutes involved.
Although I gave this novel only three stars because of plot and editorial flaws, I admit it compelled me to "read the whole story" because I wanted to find out what happened, in a twenty-four hour period.
All in all, a good read. I was impressed by the ability of Weems to tell a story well, and happy to get this as a freebie.