I am huge fan of Laurie King. This is not one of the Mary Russell books, but was an excellent thriller.
I just finished this book. I found it to be really good---totally unlike many of King's other books, but excellent! It certainly brought back my memories of Viet Nam as I was in the Navy at that time.
A companion book to this authors "Folly" - I loved them both.
This book was great. It is a companion novel to 'Folly' including many of the characters of Sanctuary Island. The main character is Allen, Viet Nam vet and saver of the abused. The book is well written and very griping. If you loved Folly you will love this. But 'Folly' does not need to be read before this novel.
Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago--but only now was he ready to return home. For years, hes lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldiers skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after twenty-five years, he is ready to take on his final case--a case that could destroy him.
The boys name is Jamie: He believes his father is going to kill him. Allen is convinced that the twelve-year-old is right and devises a strategy to save him. His last job done, Allen heads back to Folly Island, where he plans to settle into a quiet life. But not long after his return, a small plane piloted by the boys fathers crashes, leaving behind debris--but no body.
I found this hard to get into as it started with the Vietnam War, war not being my favorite topic. But the author is an excellent writer, and this book is no exception and once I got into it, it was hard to put down. It is a change from her other books, though.