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- Print Length: 366 pages
- Publication Date: November 16, 2010
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004CLYO8W
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Trish Robinson, a newly appointed police officer in the small town of Santa Barbara is on her first patrol with Pete Wald, her training officer. They receive a call about a prowler in the yard of a local, prominent and very wealthy, family. They answer the call and the non-stop action begins and continues to the very end with Trish involved in endless life-threatening situations.
With respect to the mechanics of presentation, suffice it to say, that Prescott/Harper has so intricately woven all of the features together that further description can only interfere with the reader's enjoyment. Additionally, he has characterized Trish and her involvement so adroitly, that even when some of her feats stretch credibility, your reader will not take time to analyze them - a feat not often accomplished by an author.
I recommend the book highly as a fun read, unless you find violence against women, even in murder mysteries, too abhorrent. Reviewed by John H. Manhold, award winning fiction/non-fiction author.
From that point on the story is one event after the other; physical and mental tasks that just don't end. There are too many ordeals, too many death defying escapes and experiences. There are near drownings, spelunking experiences, wilderness adventures, killings, recaptures and recalls of childhood traumas. So many that you lose track of the original story and you just become tired of the multitude of improbable events
However, the epilogue made it clear. This book was an earlier work, written under a pseudonym of Brian Harper. That provided an insight into the stark difference in writing styles between this book and other works of Mr. Prescott. I am relieved.
I was surprised I liked this story so much, when the leading character was not a rugged action character (like Bruce, Sly, or Arnold), but instead, a small young female. But Trish is one tough cookie, yes indeed. This would make a great movie, and I figure they could even adapt it to fit into the "Die Hard" franchise by getting Mary Elizabeth Winstead to reprise her role as John McClane's daughter (from Live Free or Die Hard [Blu-ray]), and base the movie on her, instead of her famous father. The book features some really "bad" bad guys (and one girl). Every time they think they have killed Trish or have her trapped she survives and keeps coming back. Determination must be her middle name. This was my first book by Michael Prescott, but it will not be the last. I think I will get Stealing Faces next, as that book looks up my alley as well.
I see that other reviewers weren't too crazy about it because of so many difficult situations that Trish had to get out of. Could someone have done this in real life? I highly doubt it but that is why I read. It takes me away from "real" life. It is an escape. Kind of like the "Die Hard" series with Bruce Willis. Seriously, no one could get out of so many bad situations, etc. People like it because of the action.
I will be reading everything that Michael Prescott writes. I love the way he writes & I like knowing what the bad guys are thinking or doing. The characters are realistic & portrayed the way you would think they would act or think in real life.