- File Size: 546 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005CDMA9Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lovelady Kindle Edition
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The story revolves around a CIA operator named Frank Lovelady who struggles with psychotic episodes, and as a result he is placed in one of the less called upon segments of the spec ops community. He lives a normal cover life in a regular middle class town, but after accepting a request to find a missing teenager he finds himself immersed in the horrifying world of child exploitation. Three quarters into the novel, you're in horror story territory.
I found some parts of the story a bit hard to buy into (think Men Who Stare At Goats) but it was so well written, and the characters were so well developed that it didn't impede the story for me to any significant degree.
I was really impressed with how well Wynne incorporated the psychotic episodes of Lovelady into the story. I don't have much experience with mental health issues and yet I felt the oppressive internal struggles of the main protagonist with his internal demons acutely throughout the book. It added a dimension to the reading experience that I haven't found in other novels of this type.
There isn't quite as much outright violence as in some of the other books Wynne has written, but the buildup to each explosive scenario was excellent.
If you have enjoyed any of Wynne's previous work, this one won't disappoint. Its different and dark, but tremendously entertaining. If you haven't sampled Wynne's work before, I'd recommend starting with some of his previous novels.Read more ›
Frank Lovelady makes a great Dark Angel. While fighting his own inner demons, he is still able to deal with the "bad guys" and make a little slice of order in a chaotic world.
My only complaint about this book is it's too short!
Picked this up for my iPhone Kindle reader just before I went on vacation in July. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Intense, adult-oriented thriller about a psychopathic special forces assassin going "off the reservation" to use his skills to help the family of a fellow warrior.
There were some typos scattered throughout the book, but honestly, they just made it better by jarring me with an additional level of unease as you see what Lovelady is going through. I know that sounds like the ultimate suck-up defense of an author, but for me it was true.
The ending seemed a little rushed, but I suspect that's how things play out in real life instead of in the movies. Still enjoyed the hell out of it, though.
Marcus Wynne has a well-honed knack for putting you inside a person's head and his ability to do so really shines in at least one part of the book that you don't want me to spoil for you.
Read this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gotta Love Marcus Wynne. I have all his books in paperback, that's published. I have all his books on kindle. I read and re-read them most every year. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by J A
As a die hard Marcus Wynne fan I must admit that this was not my favourite Wynne book. That said, that would be like saying the chocolate glazed doughnut wasn't my favourite from... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by L. Evers
What's really different about this novel? Marcus has developed the lead character in detail. This is not only a fast moving action adventure, it is a look inside Frank Lovelady. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Texas Family