My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When John Canon takes leave from his law firm, he heads to Mustang Island, Texas where he buys a boat and starts out to gain his Captain’s license. He now lives a relaxing lifestyle and is leaving a bar with friend Gerry Starnes when he finds himself waking up in hospital after a blow to the head.
An investigation is under way led by Chief of Police Ned Tranes, when John finds out how lucky he was. Gerry was murdered in the attack. John is the only witness and feels threatened by Ned’s questions. Having missed Gerry’s funeral John agrees to meet her parents who are still in town.
The situation hots up when the FBI pick up John and ask him to help them out. Spencer Stans has a persistent client who wants to buy John’s boat and the FBI want John to agree to the deal. Caught between the FBI and Chief Tranes John finds himself in considerable danger with very little chance of a way out.
There’s a slow relaxed feel to John Canon’s character throughout most of the book until he finally realises the extent of the danger he is in. But his intelligence keeps him afloat and his determination not to give up gets him to the end. Plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. I felt there was room for a few more accents to be played out in the writing of the dialogue, but apart from that the book is a great read.
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John will be joining us here on the blog as our guest author tomorrow, do come back and find out more about his book.