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5.0 out of 5 starsShort, violent and to the point
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on June 14, 2018
I liked this for all those reasons. And there’s a certain, I don’t know, unity about this in conjunction with Dewey Andreas’s character. He doesn’t play well with most other people. He’s OK with Katie Foxx and Rob Tacoma, but that’s about it.
The brand-new VP’s college-age son hates the idea of Secret Service protection on his spring break trip to Mexico, and slips off with his best friend. They are promptly kidnapped. The fear is that even if the exorbitant ransom demand is paid, they’ll be killed anyway.
Andreas, Katie and Rob happen to be in Mexico on another job, so of course Hector Calibrisi puts them on it.
There is a spare elegance in how Andreas operates. Give him a hijacked plane, a handgun, a knife and a cellphone and he’ll get it done. On one hand, it seems way too simple to be plausible, but on the other hand, maybe simplicity is what makes it plausible. There’s less to go wrong, fewer leaks and the element of surprise. And fewer people to get in Andreas’s way.
I really enjoy the Dewey Andreas series. Coes doesn’t waste time trying to make Andreas nice. He is capable of it in small doses to people who really deserve it, but that’s not what he gets paid for, and not why we read about him. His surly character seems more in keeping with his occupation.