"great suspense thriller"
Former San Francisco cop Nick Sasso is in self-exile across
the continent after apparently screwing up an
investigation. Nick opened up a Manhattan restaurant that
has just taken off. Currently he is watching a Yankee-Red
Sox game at the Stadium when his girlfriend Bree Davis
calls the restaurant to see how things are going after a
tremendous review in the paper. Though the restaurant is
doing great, Nick learns he got a call from his estranged
father's accountant that something is wrong with the books
of the family business now run by brother Joe, who rumors
fly is near bankruptcy.
Nick returns to the Bay only to find Joe murdered. Though
he knows he should allow the police led by his ex-partner
to investigate, Nick refuses to sit on the sidelines. He
makes inquiries that upset a lot more people than just the
SFPD as he begins to uncover something more sinister and
conspiratorial than just some falling out over debts.
SQUEEZE PLAY is a great suspense thriller that works on
several levels due a strong cast. Nick is the focus of the
tale with his ill-accepted investigation, but the secondary
characters turn the action-packed plot into a game-winning
walk off home run as they provide depth to the story line
and the lead protagonist. However, the support crew are
not just benchwarmers as they seem so real; they are the
fielders that enable R.J. Kaiser to pitch a near perfect
game that rivals that of Don Larson.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 15, 2002