9.24.2007

Book Review: Killer Instinct



Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder

I admit it, I pretty much picked this audiobook up because Scott Brick was the narrator. ;-)

This novel of suspense takes place in the business world - Jason Steadman is a salesman trying to get that "killer instinct" that would catapult him to the top of the corporate ladder. When his car gets towed, he strikes up conversation with Kurt the tow truck driver, an ex-Special Forces guy with whom he has several things in common. Jason helps Kurt land a job in security and a place on the company softball team, and all goes well until...things start happening.

The tide turns for Jason, and he has a feeling he knows why: Kurt. And not for the better...

This is a great novel that builds and builds the tension and suspense, even though, as the reader, you KNOW what's going on, and what's going to happen, you are still holding your breath through much of it.

I loved the characters and setting of this novel, and found the ending satisfying, if a bit tidy. This was a new author for me, and will be a great recommendation for someone looking for suspense that DOESN'T involve cops or a PI. :-)

Recommended!

Note: I listened to the audio version, narrated by Scott Brick. His voice WAS Jason Steadman, and he does a tremendous job of building the tension throughout without sounding hysterical or trite. Scott Brick rocks my world - he needs a fansite. ;-)

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