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A Thriller with a Heart and a Brain
on October 1, 2012
In the interests of full disclosure, I know Eliot a little bit personally and we publish our books with the same publisher. That said, I know a bunch of writers personally and this is the first time I've ever actually gone to Amazon and reviewed any of their books. I'm doing it this time simply because this is an awesome book that I really think everyone needs to read.
Thrillers are everywhere at the moment (They're the new vampires. Oh, wait, maybe the new angels? The new mermaids? Whatever) but it's incredibly rare that you find a thriller that's about alot more than just running and dodging and gunfire. Endangered is exciting and compulsively readable, sure, but it also grounds you in the terrifyingly real world of the Congo and deals with real issues and real people in a way that's smart and compassionate while still being tough minded. Sophie's journey to escape the violence around her while protecting her bonobo charge is certainly exciting but more than that it charts her evolution from an inexperienced and naive girl to a responsible and courageous (and very clever) young woman.
Hope you all go grab yourself a copy. I'm sure you'll be glad you did.