"Action packed thriller is hard to put down"
Intriguing, intense and action packed are the first words
that come to mind when describing this book. Gabe Jame's
family has found him, and he can't do anything about it.
Gabe James is actually James Gabriel Tremayne, ex DEA
agent, husband to the daughter of a gangster, and son of
another notorious gangster. Not only has James' family
found him, they have kidnapped and drugged him in order to
bring him back under their control. Once under their
control they use the threat of killing his new wife to keep
him that way.
For three years James had been able to elude his family and
wife. A family that for the most part hated him, and a
wife that wanted to control him. During that three years
James had changed his name, met a woman he fell in love
with and married, and had started a whole new life away
from them all. One day his wife found a trunk in the attic
with some newspaper clippings and some other things.
Things that made her investigate and start making some
phone calls. That's when everything came to and end. The
call was traced and James' family sent some of their goons
to bring him back.
Once James' was brought back his family had him committed
to a private mental hospital and had plastic surgery done
on his face in order to hide his identity. James' father
has always hated him so has his sister and older brother.
They considered him weak and a liability. The only ones of
his family that cared for him were his mother and other
brother Patrick, and they were too afraid of his father to
James' family thought they had finally gotten James under
control. They had him in a place where they could torture
him to their hearts content, his face had been changed so
he was unrecognizable and he was under an unknown name.
Who could find him, and more so who would care? What the
family hadn't counted on was that his wife would still love
him and his friends weren't going to give up until they had
found him. James' friends put their own lives in danger to
find and try and help James. What they found was
definitely not what they had expected.
I enjoyed this book very much. I found myself reading
faster and faster just to find out what would happen next.
The loyalty of James' friends and the continuing love of
his wife after all that had happened was touching. I felt
the ending fit the crimes. This book is another credit to
Charlotte Boyett-Compo's list of excellent books.
Carol Castellanos / May, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for Paranormal
Review is based on the e-book release: May 15,
2000 / Dark Star Publications; ISBN:
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2002