Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Review and Book Giveaway: The Innocent by Vincent Zandri
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: StoneGate Ink
Release Date: October 2010
For years Jack “Keeper” Marconi has been the warden at Green Haven Prison. After his beloved wife dies in an accident, he loses his focus and gives permission for one of his inmates to have a dental appointment outside the prison. This turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes he could have made. Cop-killer, Eduardo Vasquez, escapes leaving Jack accused of not having his mind on his job. The media, as well as his boss, make him the scapegoat but Jack quickly finds out there’s a much bigger conspiracy going on than he ever knew was possible.
Jack is sure if he finds Vasquez, he’ll be able to discover who truly was behind the escape. More and more it’s looking as if one of his own may have assisted the criminal in making his getaway. Not only does he want them punished, but Jack wants to clear his own name as well.
It becomes a game of cat and mouse as Jack chases down Vasquez. He is no longer sure who he can trust. Old friends become new enemies. It’s a situation Jack never experienced before and hopes to put an abrupt stop to now.
Jack is truly a tortured hero portrayed expertly in this book. The story is told in his voice making the readers feel his anguish and pain with each word. The villains are truly vile which makes it easy for readers to despise them. The book never slows down, it’s fast moving, intense and can be read in just a couple of days. I know I didn’t want to put this one down. I had to know how it was going end up for our hero.
Vincent Zandri is a “new-to-me” author who I will certainly be keeping an out for. His writing is what thrillers and suspense novels are all about.
I, also, have to give it my Socrates' Great Book Alert Award. Any book that keeps me on the edge of my seat deserves it.
For reading challenges:
A to Z Reading Challenge
ARC Reading Challenge
EBook Reading Challenge
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5. The giveaway ends on February 22nd. I'll announce the winner on the 23rd.