Author – Drake Green
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Conspiracy
249 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 5/19/17
No. 32- 2017
Anders Neyman – naive American English language instructor.
Detective Rafael Sandoval – old policeman in Bogota.
Gonzalo – cage fighter, friend of Anders.
Darius – Huge ex-Army commando.
My impressions: kidnapping, corruption, terrorist, drugs, rape, torture, death, guerillas.
Point of Control is set in Bogota, Columbia and combines the nation’s history with a rousing fictional tale of kidnapping, rape and murder. Characters rune the gamut from the naïve American English teacher to a cage fighter who is proficient in jiu-jitsu to a huge ex-Army commando given to bouts of extreme rage and violence.
The plot is set in motion when one of Anders’ female students is reported missing. Her husband claims she was kidnapped, but a surveillance video shows her walking to a car by herself and calmly getting in before being driven away. Being the naïve person he is, Anders swears he will locate the wealthy woman and free her. He meets Detective Sandoval and learns hundreds of women disappear each year. Three more women quickly disappear and Anders enlist several friends to help him hunt for the women. The action is fast and violent with many unexpected obstacles.
The editing is very poor with a large number of missing, misspelled, extra and wrong words. Some sentence structures are poor and need to be reorganized.
Character development is good for the main characters and details are adequate.
There are several sentences that make little sense, as: gears grinding as he struggled to put the car into drive. Automatic transmissions don’t have gears that grind.
The plot is excellent and research is evident in the history of Columbia laid out in the story and the factions causing decades of strife and the oligarchy running the country.
The story’s rating is severely hampered by the editing errors or it would be a 5.0. In spite of that, I recommend it highly to readers who are not upset by common but frequent errors.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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