Top positive review
Locke and Westfield rock.
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2013
Another solid well written book.
This one starts off with a burglary. Not just any burglary. This one takes place in London at an auction house. The items being auctioned are what these guys are after.
Loads of gold, documents, manuscrits and many other expensive items.
One of the burglars, Jordan Orr, is after a gold hand and one manuscript in particular.
He and his cohorts kill the guards, get into the vault and steal everything of value. They make a clean getaway.
The getaway involves a boat.
Orr's three cohorts are gloating over the haul they just made and are wondering how much they will get out of the deal. Orr pulls a gun, kills all three. He scuttles the boat in the middle of the channel and leaves on an inflatable raft. He cares nothing for the men he has just killed.
The manuscript is more valuable than anyone can know.
Orr next kidnaps Carol Benedict and retired General Sherman Locke.
Benedict is the sister of Stacy Benedict. Stacy is a high view TV personality with her own show. She's also an expert in ancient Greek language.
General Sherman Locke is Tyler Lockes Dad.
Tyler Locke is a graduate of MIT and Stanford. Lock was also an Army combat engineer. He and his best friend Grant Westfield, a former Army Ranger and an electrical engineer currently work for Gordian Engineering.
Tyler is on a ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. Someone is trying to call him on his cell. This someone makes many calls. The caller is an unknown number. Tyler doesn't usually answer unknown mumbers. The caller is leaving messages and calling him Dr. Locke. While Locke is a PhD no one ever calls him Dr. Locke.
The last message sent tells him if he doesn't answer the call he will be dead in twenty-eight minutes. That gets Tylers attention. He answers the phone.
So begins one great read. Locke, Westfield and Stacy Benedict begin a rollercoaster of a ride.
Jordan Orr is after the Midas touch and he needs Locke, Benedict and Westfield to lead the way.
Both Stacy's sister Carol and Tylers Dad Sherman are the guarantee that Locke and Benedict do as they are told.
Loads of bad guys and of course the Midas touch.
Also a pretty cute segment where Tyler rides a horse. I LMAO on that one. I've ridden and shown horses for years and I can certainly sympathize with a guy who doesn't ride, trying to sit a trotting and galloping horse on an English saddle. Yup. LMAO.
Another rollercoaster of a ride and well worth those five stars.