Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blind Justice: A Thriller by Ethan Cross

Blind Justice: A Thriller.  Ethan Cross. The Story Plant. August 2015. 352 pp.  ASIN#: B00ZRR4XG.

Deacon Munroe, a blind investigator, is called to work on the deaths of a friend, a top-ranking general and his wife.  The reader already knows that the General died without revealing what his killer demands to know.  However, the killer makes the General kill himself and so it looks like the General killed his wife and then himself.  But Deacon, a remarkably skilled investigator, immediately realizes something is wrong with the crime scene. And so begins an unbelievable tale in which there is a far larger conspiracy to carry out a drone terrorist attack in the middle of Washington, D.C. at the National Mall.

This is a middle-sized novel that packs enough action that it’s over the top of tension.  The extremely perceptive skills of Deacon Munroe, accompanied with a calming sense of class and style, make the entire story fascinating as the rest of it feels like a montage of every crime novel that’s been written in the last five years.  The success of a crime or thriller novel lies in including something unique that can’t be found in any other story or a particular style that enhances the stereotypical criminal story.  Deacon Munroe is that person!

Early on in the story, Munroe, suffers a great loss and soon thereafter he realizes that he’s always been in love with his late friend’s sister.  But the hunt for answers lies larger than that attraction and Annabelle is not ready for Munroe’s brief attempts to get closer. 

The task at hand is to stop a killer from getting his hands on something that could be responsible for a chemical attack that would kill thousands. 

I’m not sure how I felt about this novel riddled with deaths, violence and surprising evil.  No break in the action allows one to grab one’s breath.  The reality of the possible terrorist action being planned is probably what is responsible for the tension one feels while waiting for how this action will unfold!

Nice characterization and plot, Ethan Cross!  Great for lovers of the mystery and crime genres!

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