HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 5 Stars
Following the death of his mother,
young Richy finds himself placed in a living situation that is
not at all to his liking. The thirteen year old is convinced
that his mother has been murdered. He has his suspicions and
is intent upon gathering the 'evidence' that will prove his case.
Finding himself at odds with the care placement he has been
sent to Richy sets out to locate the man he believes to be his
father only to discover he has left one bad situation for one
that is even worse. Richy is abducted, released, startled to
realize the band who were holding him have been murdered and
becomes the focus of those who do want to help him. Richy, filled
with the angst as besets all kids his age, is caught up in a
near baffling web of puzzlement, retaliation, and dying before
he comes to realize the truth behind the cause of the death of
"The visitor, his work done,
slipped as silently as a phantom into the lounge. He shook a
slip of paper from a polyethylene folder onto the table, glided
through to the passageway, pulling the self-locking door to with
a gloved hand . . . and was gone." B-r-r-r-r! Writer Fletcher
sets the tone for chills in this well crafted tale filled with
conundrum, kidnapping, assassination and racial undercurrents.
Exhibiting much of the same dedication to detail found in
David Furlotte's 'Contract For Deceit' along with the heart pounding
drama of a William Manchee novel, writer Fletcher has produced
a well written, intricate tale full of twists and turns and red
herrings galore. Fletcher's work is filled with believable characters,
some are downright frightening in their exhibition of machination.
The reader is caught up in the story from the outset and carried
forward on a bumpy ride filled with lots of suspense, complicity
and just plain good reading.
Keep the lights on and doors