- File Size: 2762 KB
- Print Length: 180 pages
- Publisher: Clear Path Publishing (March 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 26, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DI58TW4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Borman Factor: A Nick Borman Thriller Kindle Edition
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The police procedural elements also deliver. The characters, including the cops are realistic and the real conflicts they face with trying to investigate a case properly during an election year when no one wants the truth, just the cover-ups, at least until the election is past, is portrayed in a poignant fashion with the consummate split-loyalties and political maneuvering.
I loved the social commentary about the times interspersed with the story. i.e. “Road rage used to mean giving someone the finger or cutting them off with your car, not shooting their tires out while the car is moving at the speed limit!” But just as well showcased are those who manage to hold on to their humanity as times get tougher for us all. “This was one of the reasons he liked Novak so much. The man was being reamed out for trying to find his best friend’s killer and he asks how you’re doing.”
This is my first book by the author, but I will be happy to read more.
Simple plot, but lots of fun along the way, involving politics, corruption, people in power hindering the investigation, Russians acting suspiciously, a whistleblower, beating, kidnapping, ether, gas grenades and gas masks, Glock 19’s, a sniper rifle, a Taser, an armed assault, and a shootout.
The writing is fast-paced, with short chapters, mostly dialogue, and the dialogue is good. The style is somewhat unconventional, with the action unfolding from multiple viewpoints in different chapters, variously third person, first person, occasionally omniscient. The author eschews the “he said” and “she said” dialogue tags of conventional narrative, though it’s usually easy sort out who is saying what based on context.
A good read, quite entertaining.
Borman goes to work and quickly develops information that leads him to believe the reporter was killed by a professional assassin and that the crime was only staged to give the appearance the motive was robbery. As he continues digging, he starts to find the threads of a conspiracy to silence the reporter, involving a crooked real estate developer and some dishonest city officials on the take.
The Borman Factor, a crime thriller, is a real page turner. The characters are well-developed, it has a fast-paced plot, and the author did a good job of crafting some very suspenseful scenes that often kept me on the edge of my seat. The story gripped me from the very first chapter, and I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. The story itself was plausible and believable. While not one of those thrillers where there is non-stop, heart-pounding action, the type that leaves you feeling exhausted, it did have an acceptable amount of action and held my interest throughout.
Few books are perfect, and The Borman Factor is no exception. I do have one minor criticism. Given the title and the fact that the book is advertised as the first novel in the Nick Borman series, I think it reasonable as a reader to expect more of a focus on Nick Borman, the central character, than I actually found the case to be. He wasn't introduced until the fifth chapter, and at one point in the book, he seems almost forgotten as the story focuses far more on the supporting cast than the protagonist. Towards the end, Borman does return to center stage, but in my opinion, it came a bit late in the book.
Still, overall, I found The Borman Factor an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the kickoff to a series, there is definitely a good foundation established for the author to build on and I'm definitely interested in reading the next book in the series. Since perfection is after all an unrealistic standard to judge any book by, the small criticism I mentioned didn't dissuade me from rating the book as highly as I did, and I have no reservations at all about recommending it to other readers who enjoy crime thrillers.
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