Author: Tom Bierdz
Genre(s): Mystery; Thriller; Suspense; Political; Psychological
Riveting, philosophical, page-turner
From the first chapter, Crosscurrents will keep you on the edge of you seat with it's fast-paced feel, engaging story line, and dynamic characters. A hitman is hired to take down a senator who is proposing a weapon's control bill, but in the moment he is about to make his mark, his instincts take over preventing him from following through. Much to his dismay, the senator is his brother who he once forgot due to amnesia. This decision changes the entire course of his journey as another mark is now placed on his own life. He is forced to make a decision to save his own life or risk himself for the sake of saving his long-lost brother.
I really enjoyed the premise of this novel and how it always felt as though something exciting was happening. There was never a moment when I felt bored or I had a desire to put it down. In fact, I found it incredibly difficult to stop reading, especially as I made a quarter of the way through! I would say the highlight of Crosscurrents involves the suspenseful plot and intriguing characters. It was thought provoking as I pondered what I could do...save myself or try to save a sibling who I completely forgot was part of my life. Tom not only develops his main characters, but he left room for the supporting characters to have an impact on the story as well. The novel was focused on mystery, thrilling scenarios, and well-thought out characters. However, I found the scene descriptions to be a little lacking for my taste, but where the story lacked in scene details, it definitely made up for in plot structure. This novel is well-written and plays out with an elegant style.
Crosscurrents will take you on an adventure of suspense, mystery, and even a touch of romance. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a thriller that will leave you engrossed in the characters and flipping the pages at high speed!
Could you kill your brother to save yourself?
A senator proposing a weapons' control bill. A hitman with amnesia. When the hitman instinctively saves the senator, his target from another assassin, the hitman's memory returns.
Knowing the senator is his brother, does he refuse the hit and place himself in the crosshairs, or does he go through with it to save himself?
A story about power and greed, good versus evil and a family caught in the crosscurrents.
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