The definition of great fiction is when the reader has difficultly determining where the story begins and reality ends. Great fiction draws the reader in and makes them feel like they are living in the midst of the story. The reader sees, hears, and feels what the characters see, hear, and feel. In essence the reader becomes the characters. This is the type of writing that is displayed by Mike Dellosso in his new book Kill Devil, the second book in the Jed Patrick series published by Tyndale House.
In Kill Devil, Jed Patrick and his family are trying to start a new life after leaving the Centralia Project. He thinks they are off the grid when their cover is blow and are thrust back into the throws of working with the CIA. Jed is in possession of classified information that can bring down the Centralia Project and they want the information destroyed. The storyline moves briskly from Idaho to Denver to Alcatraz. Jed thinks he is being enlisted to take down the Centralia Project, but discovers that he is in fact working for them again. With his daughter’s life at stake, Jed must wade through murky waters to discover the truth.
Mike Dellosso does an excellent job of capturing the readers interest. His writing style is much like Lee Child or Brad Thor. The reader is made to feel like they are Jed Patrick living the story as it unfolds. Dellosso moves the story along briskly and gives the reader just enough information to make them what to keep reading. Unlike some thrillers where it is easy to figure out “whodunit,” Dellosso does an excellent job of throwing in plot twists that makes the reader second guess where the storyline is going. The short chapters give a “teaser” effect that makes you want to start the next chapter to find out what happens next.
If you love reading a good thriller, Kill Devil is a good book to consider. I reccomend the Jed Patrick series it to anyone who loves Jack Reacher, Robert Langdon, or Scot Harvath. I could not put the book down and finished it in just a few days. I would, however, reccomend reading Dellosso’s book Centralia first because it provides some back story that you miss if you jump right into Kill Devil.
I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers as a member of the Tyndale Bloggers Network program in exchange for an honest review of the book.