Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Thomasons heroic Florida cop, Clay Randall, gets into major trouble in his dramatic third outing (after 2010s The Six OClock Rule) after a bizarre chain of events leads to tragedy. Clay, a commander with the Jacksonville Beach PD, happens to be in a convenience store when an elderly man in a wheelchair shoplifts some snacks. When Clay intervenes, the would-be thief flees the store into the street, only to be fatally struck by a concrete truck, which, in turn, slams into the SUV carrying Gina Starks, a close friend of Clays wife. Gina is killed instantly, and her young daughter is seriously injured. Clays inadvertent role incurs the wrath of Ginas father, U.S. Senator Thomas Barclay, a leading contender for the White House, and places him in Barclays crosshairs. Barclays unscrupulous chief of staff, Lou Dunlop, eventually devises a fiendish scheme to ruin Clay, and the plot follows up the action-packed opening with even more surprising developments. The authors four-plus decades in law enforcement lend the story verisimilitude. (BookLife)