Author – PF Ryder
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Vigilante
324 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 6/9/17
No.39 - 2017
My impressions: Scary, child trafficking, rapist, murderers, vigilante justice, hard core militant.
Grace Chibwana - the kick-butt heroine.
Ben - Grace’s abducted 8 year old son.
Helen – Grace’s sister and Ben’s ‘mother’.
Peter Thornton – child trafficker, rapist, murderer.
Innocence starts with the rescue of a drug addict/prostitute in England. It quickly advances five years to a proposed meeting between Grace and Helen where Grace can see her only son who she gave up at birth. There is long term friction between the siblings even when Grace learns her son has been kidnapped and quickly starts gathering information from the police, FBI and possible witnesses to her son’s abduction.
Helen can’t believe Grace has spent the past several years training in and then leading paramilitary units. She’d developed into a kick-butt warrior. From there the action takes off at break neck speed as Grace takes on the vile child trafficking ring that imprisoned her son and other children.
There is a touch of fantasy in the tools Grace has at her disposal. Of course, the entire story should be recognized as tongue in cheek action adventure.
The bad guys are vile and kill women and children with impunity through the web of officials they’ve bribed. But as you may have guessed, our heroine comes to the children’s rescue and deliver’s justice to the ring leaders and dirt bag participants.
The editing is passible but not perfect. Most of the errors are related to missing, misspelled, extra or wrong words. Sentence Structure is adequate and character development for the main characters is good.
Details are adequate to carry the story but don’t overburden it.
The plot is good but sickening because the bad guys supply children to vicious pedophiles.
The writing style is gritty, fast paced and unapologetic when dealing with the bad guys.
Rape is mentioned at the basic level but there are no detailed, graphic descriptions. Cursing is minor. I recommend the story to those readers not turned off by the basic disgusting theme.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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