Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cornered-Brandon Massey

Brandon Massey
Pinnacle, Aug 4 2009, $6.99
ISBN 9780786020850

In Atlanta Corey Webb is the poster boy for living the American dream as he runs a successful business has a beautiful caring wife Simone and an adoring precocious nine years old daughter Jada. His perfect world collapses when he runs into his childhood friend from Detroit Leon Sharpe who is maliciously staring at Jada.

On the run from the FBI, Sharpe demands Webb pays for his silence or he will reveal their past associations in Motown. Already on the Ten Most Wanted List, he also threatens Webb’s family. Willing to pay the blackmail fee, but not at the cost of his beloved wife and daughter, Webb knows he must find a way to extract his family from Sharpe’s deadly entanglement.

That initial encounter on the Atlanta streets is a terrific opening to a fast-paced thriller as Webb’s roots come back to entangle him in a deadly scenario. Character driven mostly by the lead pair but nicely supported by Webb’s family and others, fans will be excited by the hero’s compelling ordeal as the code of the street was DON’T EVER TELL. Exciting and fun in spite of the unlikely circumstances and happenstance making plausibility slight, fans will enjoy this fine family crime caper.

Harriet Klausner