This is one of Hoag's best novels to date! It's a spine-tingling, action-packed mystery with characters you cannot help but fall in love with starting with Jace, the bike messenger on his last delivery of the day. He's a great guy who just wants to provide a good home for his 10-year-old brother while hiding from the watchful eyes of society and the people who would take his little brother away.
But the real hero of this story is Kev Parker, an unconventional police detective, who becomes intrigued by and later protective of young Jace and his sibling, while trying to solve a dark mystery and a series of crimes surrounding the elusive bike messenger. Jace is the main target and the bad guys will do anything to get to him, including brutally murdering everyone he knows and cares about.
There is a reason critics call Tami Hoag the "Queen of Suspense," and once you read this book, you will understand why. As are all of her books, this one will make you laugh out loud, while simultaneously mesmerizing you with breath-sucking suspense. This was the first one of Hoag's books my husband read and he is now also a big fan of hers. Enjoy!
I actually did not enjoy this book at all. I found most of it tedious, and the characters unlikable, perhaps because the author tried to make them SO sympathetic. I normally really enjoy Tami Hoag and would highly recommend any of her other books -- except this one.
I listened to this on CD. Held my attention COMPLETELY through eleven CD's! The protagonist is not particularly likeable, but the suspense will set your teeth on edge! Ms. Hoag is one hell of a storyteller!
I listened to this book on CD in the car. Found myself driving extra miles so I could hear what happened next! Excellent!
I like Tami Hoag for her surprising twists, and some sheer terror. In this book she involves messengers in Los Angeles who sometimes have to fight for their lives in the downtown traffic and elsewhere.