James Anderson’s debut novel, “DEADLINE” is non-stop action with a great story, believable, likable characters and a villain you won’t want to meet in a dark alley.
“A serial killer — The Wolfman – prowls the streets of Toronto kidnapping young professional women, then targets crime reporter Katie Cannon who has been writing about his rampage. Trevor Trevanian, a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, is abducted by al-Qaida and taken on a perilous journey to Pakistan to face an uncertain fate.”
Katie is a journalist for the Daily Express (a fictional Toronto newspaper). She has no problem writing extensively about The Wolfman, despite the fact that the taunting articles put her in danger. She is feisty and, like any good journalist, eventually gets herself in trouble to get a good story.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters but I especially appreciated the realism of the subplot in Afghanistan. As someone who lives in Canada, I liked that the setting is in Toronto.
There is some crude language in this novel, but the story and characters were very entertaining. I highly recommend this fast-paced thriller to anyone who enjoys a great story and believable characters. It’s available on Amazon in print or on Kindle (at .99 for Kindle, it’s a great bargain!)
Copyright 2012 Ellen Gable Hrkach
It does sound like an exciting book, Ellen. Thanks for reviewing it. This makes me wish I had a kindle. ~Victoria Marie Lees
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Sounds like one of those books that would keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time reading it!