Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book #22–Saving Rachel

41xeglhQ16L._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_I was hoping for a third Donovan Creed novel when I downloaded Saving Rachel, and instead it went in a new direction. Locke is an interesting writer, and it caught me by surprise. After 20 pages, even though it’s an exciting book, I had to go back and check online that this was the right book.

The first have of the book is told from Sam’s perspective, a computer guy that is rich from a program he invented that moves money around the world constantly, breaking it into chunks and constantly re-routing it. Only when the proper codes are entered is the money assembled back into an account. A criminal's dream, and those are his clients.

He has just had an affair with a woman, and leaves her house. However he’s knocked out, wakes up in a mobster’s car, and is told he needs to pay attention. It’s the classic denial of a victim, that I loved in some of the Ludlum novels. When he sees his sister-in-law and a cop killed, and his car at the scene, he thinks he’s being set up. However as he’s running, it appears to be a movie setup, and he’s not sure what to do. When he’s kidnapped and thrown into an airtight, Lucite cell on a truck, and finds Creed, his wife, Rachel, his lover, Karen, in similar cells on other trucks, he’s not sure what to do. As expected, he eventually gives up the codes.

That’s the first half of the novel. The second half is most of the same events, but from Donovan Creed’s perspective. A great twist.

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