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.
FBI agent Jake Stanton gets a call; Sam Harper is dead. He’s left a flash drive for Jake in case he ever died under suspicious circumstances. Jake wants the case but with the Department of Defence heavily involved it will be a paperwork nightmare. Taking leave of absence he goes undercover.
The Jericho Project was designed to bring someone with terrible injuries back to full health using a hybrid gene. However the trials showed dangerous hostile side effects. The official report said the project was closed down. Sam was working on evidence that it was still running and humans were now being tested.
Jake’s in danger. He runs into two old friends from The Omega Force at Sam’s funeral and together the three of them track down those that want him dead. Charles Preston will go to great lengths to continue with his project and when government funding stopped he went elsewhere. Finally Jake comes face to face with more than one dangerous result of the science experiment.
This was a quick read, well paced and another good book from author Randy Mixter.