The Man in the Mountain by Doug Lucas Mar 13, 2012 23:34:20 GMT -5
Post by leeannv on Mar 13, 2012 23:34:20 GMT -5
Book Title: The Man in the Mountain
Author: Doug Lucas
Published By: Great Minds Think Aloud Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Reviewed By: Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Tough as nails, no nonsense FBI agent, Deanna Flores, takes crap from no one, especially a man. Marcy Zimmerman, the witness Deanna has been assigned to protect, is a high priced hooker with talents that go far beyond the bedroom. Together they are on the run from vicious drug lords who want them both dead. Along the way, they find out just how deep the corruption has moved through the departments who have sworn to protect the innocent and put the guilty behind bars.
Children’s novelist and avid writer, Simon Jorge prides himself on his skilled effectiveness when it comes to his job as a hired assassin to a major drug lord, Aiden Salvaje. His assignment – find Deanna and Marcy and eliminate their ability to speak along with anyone else who has too much knowledge on the company and its’ dealings. A cold-blooded, emotionless killer, Jorge is a patient man and never makes mistakes.
Pitted together, it is a fight to the death for each character, bar one. He is a calm, solitary man. He lives alone in the safety of his fortress. He is the key to the story. He is – the man in the mountain.
Sublime. Simply the best book I’ve read in months. Author, Doug Lucas keeps getting better and better. The intricate story and character detail rivals that of Mr. Tom Clancy, himself. The odd idiosyncrasies of each personality sets up a love/hate relationship in some, and gives voice to a definite cheer for the heroes to win. Action and adventure entwine with the lives of all. The pages keep turning, each chapter brings another dilemma or revelation of the psyche.
The characters are as varied as they are eccentric. Each has their own demons to settle. Each has battles to fight before the last page is turned. The meld and flow of the writing allows the many varied personas to fully develop. When the end arrives, you are sad to see your new friends go. I have no difficulty in stating you will absolutely love this book!