The story was an exciting one though, and the characters were well developed. The hero, journalist Jack Logan, is visited by a frantic Senator Malcolm Phillips who asks him to protect Taylor, who happens to be Phillips’ wife and Logan’s ex-girlfriend. Phillips is sure that he will soon be murdered and needs Jack to make things right. If the beginning seems a bite trite, fear not...there is nothing about this book that is humdrum.
The twists and turns take us through the past and the present, and the evil characters give new meaning to the term evil. Shaw helps us to understand how the antagonist became so hateful, but it is still difficult to accept that a human being can be so devoid of emotion and empathy.
There is a bit of Dan Brown in The Network, as the characters search for old coins purported to give them eternal life, and I enjoyed the little bit of history thrown in here and there. The obvious feelings between Jack and recently widowed Taylor seemed odd at times, but I am a sucker for a good love story.
All in all this was a good book, and I am looking forward to the next offering from L.C. Shaw. Hopefully the next book will be less moralistic and concentrate on the author's obvious ability to tell a good story.
Publisher - Harper Paperbacks
Date of Publication - December 17, 2019