Author – Craig Hart
Genre – M, S, T, Vigilante, Crime
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 7/4/17
No. 46 - 2017
My impressions: short even for a novella, tough old retirees, truly bad antagonist, needy ex-wife.
Shelby Alexander – ex-boxer, CIA agent, retired.
Leslie – Shelby's pregnant daughter.
Helen – ex-wife
Mack – Shelby's retired cop friend.
Darkmore – evil, diabolical, criminal, psychopath.
Shelby's daughter is rushed to a hospital with pre-delivery complications. When Shelby arrives his sarcastic ex-wife is already there and they exchange nasty jabs. Shelby soon learns Helen is in trouble after her recent divorce; a gang member has been threatening her to collect a large sum of debt owed for gambling.
Conveniently, Shelby's friend Mack comes to visit and together they take on the bad guys intent on getting their money or killing the debtor. There is some violence and the potential for a rekindled love.
There is minor cursing and no sex.
The editing and sentence structure are very good.
The development of characters is okay, considering the story's short length.
Details are sketchy but enough to carry the story if you're not concerned with descriptions of cars, firearms etc.
The plot is simple but engaging.
The writing style is quick and to the point, few extra words are wasted here.
The story is okay for a light piece of fluff with a tough protagonist and a sick antagonist.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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