"Think Sleuth or Deathtrap"
Chris Nielson has lost his job in the rock and roll band he
has played with for years and his long time girlfriend has
thrown him out physically after he kept her out of his life
emotionally. Needing to regroup and reenergize, he accepts
a job as a house sitter for his father's friend on a tiny
island off the Maryland Coast connected to the mainland by
an unnamed, almost hidden bridge.
The owner of the house, Ted Harper, is a very successful,
wealthy and powerful businessman who decides to show Chris
that he isn't living up to his potential. When he
discovers what his employee is doing, Chris takes his
revenge in a very diabolical manner. His satisfaction is
very short lived because he crossed the wrong person, a man
who knows how to take care of his enemies.
John Maxwell's debut novel is the ultimate in suspense, a
work that could have been created by Anthony Shaffer
(SLEUTH) or Ira Levin (DEATHTRAP) because it is so darkly
foreboding and atmospheric. POINT FURY stars two
characters, neither of them very likable, making it
remarkable that readers become involved in the torturous
mind games that the predator designs for his prey. This is
a very well designed novel that once started can't be put
down until the audience finds out how things turn out.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2002