This is a very exciting book, with something happening on almost every page. It does tend to get a bit confusing, however, because there will be a story line about one character and then a sudden switch to another character without any break to show that the change is being made.
It's a tale of a man who lost his wife to a gangland killing, and then lost his teen-age daughter because she blames him for her mother's death. As a consequence, he just spends his time roaming around the country aimlessly, not doing anything in particular, and trying not to be involved in anything but his bleak memories.
His rambling is interrupted when he happens to see a young woman attacked and, contrary to his noninvolvement credo, gets in the middle of a very sticky situation, with danger and death on every side. He keeps trying to get himself out of this situation, but just can't seem to let it go.
The action is fast and furious, and the characters, for the most part, are well drawn. What bothered me the most is that this is a man with no job or any useful occupation, but he always seems to have money readily available to him. What's the source of the money? The author never explains, and that tends to put a crimp into what is otherwise a very good book.
What did you think of this review?
Fun to Read
About the reviewer
Frank J. Konopka (frankiethek)
I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, andI read as many of them asI can. Being the President of the local library board for over … more
Jim Fusilli is a native of Hoboken, New Jersey, which serves as a model for the city of Narrows Gate in his fiction. A graduate of St. Peter’s College, he joined The Wall Street Journal in the early 1980s and has been the newspaper’s rock and pop music critic since 2008. He is the author of six novels and numerous short stories. He and his wife, public-relations executive Diane Holuk Fusilli, live in New York City. They have one daughter.