Author – Phil Bradley
Genre – Mystery, Action/Adventure
260 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 9/26/17
No. 60 - 2017
My Impressions: slow to start, vicious criminals, bad guy masquerading as a cop, unexpected compassion.
Malachi – known as Mr. Rivers, a simple, decent human being with a mental disorder
Doc Micheletti - Honduran punk in a gang.
Ricky – orderly in a mental institution.
Aldo – Camden N.J. police detective who rises to the occasion despite worrying if his wife has cancer.
Rags – Aldo’s young partner.
Beatty – Ocean County police detective.
The Finder – A huge assassin.
A young runaway named Malachi is confined to the Cumberland County Asylum for the Mentally Ill. Ricky, an orderly who befriends him calls the institution The Cumberland County Psycho Spa and Dude Ranch. Ricky patiently listens as Malachi spins a wild yarn of evading the authorities and a killer named The Finder.
Malachi evaded the authorities by hiding at BOMARC, a deserted and abandoned nuclear missile launch site where a nuclear material leak contaminated a section of the large track of land in the New Jersey Barrens forest.
The police assemble a large task force of detectives, park rangers and volunteers to search for two missing Honduran young men as well as Malachi. To keep the suspense intact, The Finder discovered the young men are hiding at BOMARC and set out to kill them.
The story was slow at first as the large cast of characters was introduced. Then it picked up speed and pulled me into the complexities of the plot. The story is simple yet intriguing.
The editing is very good with a few exceptions, as are sentence structure and character development for the main characters.
Details are adequate to good.
The plot is involved with many characters and several unexpected twist in addition to a surprise ending.
The writing style is simple and straight forward.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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