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2) Any course language present : Plot has a very hard edge yet avoids both the f-word and sh-word which gives credit to author's writing skills
3) Type of book : Crime/suspense book involving treachery, terrorism, kidnapping and gunplay.
4) Formatting/Editing : Well-done, interesting how each chapter heading was done in lower case
5) Best/Worst aspect of book : Really enjoyed following the trials of the primary character, 'Inez' and ending certainly surprised me
6) Favorite passage : "There are no heroes...Just varying levels of evil."
7) Bottom-line : Can't believe I skipped "Who Sings to the Dead?" so am going to have to go back and read that one. Very good book and I did enjoy!
Lethal Dispatch’s heroine, Inez, joins the Peruvian terrorist group, the Shining Path, to avenge her father, who was killed by soldiers. After taking her revenge, she wants to leave and start a new life. The terrorists promise her that if she delivers a package in Buenos Aires, she can leave the group, but that proves easier said than done. In order to support herself while trying to deliver the package, she takes a job as nanny to Joey, the granddaughter of one of Argentina’s Dirty War generals.
When Joey is kidnapped by terrorists, she finds herself the contact to deliver the ransom money. Just as the package delivery went wrong, delivering the ransom money goes wrong too. More than once.
I taught a course in the history of terrorism for number of years, and I know these people. Max Tomlinson gets both the left-wing terrorists and the men on the right who did horrible things to fight them absolutely right. Inez, his sixteen-year-old heroine, may seem too mature for her age and seem to know things that a girl raised in a Peruvian mountain village would not know, but Tomlinson inhabits her mind with a great deal of skill.
The relentless pace, the twists and turns of the plot, and the well-drawn characters make this a first-rate read.
Lethal Dispatch reveals the political and sociocultural turbulence that faces many Latin American countries. Max Tomlinson puts the readers literally into the shoes of 'Inez', a 16 year old girl who joins the Shining Path (a resistance movement that the government calls a terrorist group) in order to avenge her father's death. She is street smart, tough and yet vulnerable. She longs for all the things a 16 year old would but has the common sense to know how to defend herself in a gun fight.
Tomlinson doesn't just throw his protagonist into a scene, he takes the time to weave details leading up to it. He gives the reader enough detail to see, hear, and even smell the surroundings. I felt I was 'Inez' at times and could hear my own heart race as she tried to think fast on her feet. Although the story has an underlying message, the main story of a young girl who is desperately trying to shake her past behind her and find freedom but then finds herself in a dilemma when faced with sacrificing her own needs to help an innocent child is written vividly and honestly.
I never once was distracted from the storyline. Inez learned things the hard way having witnessed atrocities that no one especially a child should ever have to encounter. But this does not make her a whiner or a victim (unlike other stories I've come across). In fact, the things she's experienced makes her stronger and gives her the courage to overcome even things that an adult may not be able to do.
Lethal Dispatch is a fantastic read and the story is well thought out right to the last page. A must read if you enjoy intelligent, thoughtful thrillers with a strong cultural background.
5/5 stars - no doubt, one of the best books I've read this year.