In 1969, ten-year old Jack Keller watched the crazy Reggie
Ivers toss his mother Joan out the window. Only the
reaction of family friend Dom Bertolini kept Jack from
following his mother out the seventh story Manhattan window.
Several decades later, Jack and his beloved wife Caroline
run a chain of restaurants around the world. The couple is
in Charlottesville, Virginia for the newest opening of
Jack's when disaster strikes. During the opening a brawl
breaks out. At the same time an unknown assailant kills
Caroline and severely injures Jack. As the restaurateur
slowly heals, he realizes that the killer is not finished
with him because the culprit finished his wife's murder by
tossing her out the window. Jack knows the killer will be
back to terminate him this time.
ICARUS is an exciting thriller that touches the reader's
soul, a rarity for this genre. Russell Andrews slowly
simmers the plot so that the audience comes to care for
Caroline and Jack. This leads to readers mourning
Caroline's death and rooting for Jack to recover in order
to take out the killer. Mr. Andrews provides quite a good
tale even if the female death count seems high.