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Vengeance Road (Jack Gannon, Bk 1)
Vengeance Road - Jack Gannon, Bk 1
Author: Rick Mofina
The murder of a brokenhearted woman... — The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. — ...and the chilling disappearance of her friend... — Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to build a new life with her little boy, vanishes the night she tries to find B...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778326380
ISBN-10: 0778326381
Publication Date: 9/8/2009
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is my first Rick Mofina and Jack Gannon and I loved it so much that I'm already reading Book #2! Lots of action, suspense, and some twists and turns. Excellent!
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First time I read anything Rick Mofina, wrote, but will not be the last.
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This was an OK mystery story but was predictable with no real surprises. I believe it was the first of a new series. I am not a big fan of suspense thrillers where the investigative reporter protagonist solves the crime before the police do. I usually find that the novel is a bit of a cliché and a tad unbelievable -- and it was so in this case as well.

The story -- Jack Gannon, veteran newspaper reporter and past Pulitzer nominee, is on the trail of a psycho serial ritual killer whose motivations appear to be that of punishing sinners and those he deems "guilty" -- all women, and usually current or ex-prostitutes, drug users, etc. The sadistic, mentally deranged killer kidnaps these women, holds them prisoner, and then kills them. Who will he take next? Where is he taking them? Why is he doing it?

The narrative is a bit convoluted as we move back and forth in time and the character development is quite shallowly done. The story moves fast, really not that much to it. I didn't care that much about our intrepid hero -- who always "sticks with it" nor the victims -- too one-dimensional.

All in all, it's a mindless read and would probably be enjoyed by those who like the suspense serial killer genre.