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Reckless by Andrew Gross

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Cover art: Reckless Reviewer: Michael Smith
Title: Reckless - 3rd in the Ty Hauck Suspense series
Author: Andrew Gross
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-165595-1 (Hardcover)
Release Date: April 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Mystery/Suspense
Year/Setting: Present Day
Overall Rating: 4.25
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Andrew's Website: www.andrewgrossbooks.com


The first five chapters introduce the characters involved as the mystery unfolds. Ty Hauck is a former police detective who recently switched jobs to a corporate security firm. He was devastated to learn of the horrific home invasion which resulted in the death of his friend, April Glassman and most of her family. This event sets into motion a spellbinding tale set in our day and age. The author, Andrew Gross weaves in a timely subplot regarding how Wall Street excesses could affect the worldís markets.

This is not a dry discussion, but it is a mystery that draws you in. Ty is a bulldog as he digs to find answers into Aprilís death. On the journey, he attempts to understand how Aprilís death is related to other financial leaderís deaths. For a time, Ty is suspected in one of the murders, but after being interviewed by US Treasury Agent Naomi Blum who is investigating the financial meltdown, he is not considered a suspect. Agent Blum and Mr. Hauck team up to search for clues, traveling between New York to Eastern Europe and back again through England. I was drawn into the story as they follow lead after lead. The author, Andrew Gross takes you on a twisting path filled with danger and intrigue.

Even though the book started slowly for me, I burned through the last two-thirds of the book like a wildfire. I rooted for Ty and Naomi but was frustrated as investigation roadblocks were encountered. The last few chapters reveal a surprising conspirator to the crime. The conspirator is someone that I thought was above suspicion. I was on the edge of my seat trying to anticipate if Ty & Naomi would succeed. I will not spoil the ending, but I highly recommend you read Andrew Grossís book, Reckless.

Michael

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