Alyshia D'Cruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Frank D'Cruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. But one night, after a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home. Charles Boxer, ex-army, ex-police, has found his niche in private security. His specialty: kidnap and recovery. When D'Cruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Frank's crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. MI6 officers in India follow Boxer's leads and soon it seems more lives than Alyshia's are at stake, as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil. To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and London's homegrown crime lords.
©2013 Robert A. Wilson Limited (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC
I'm been a Robert Wilson fan, so I welcomed this book, but perhaps this will be the last one.
Only those with strong stomachs, weak attachment to ethics and compromised humanity. In other words, nobody I know. A protaganist who "cares," but kills, his whining, shouting lady love who accepts the largesse of her ex-husband, the world class villain who owns the world and corrupts all in his reach. An unlucky ingenue whose supposed beauty captivates all men. An assortment of creeps. Almost all ends well after the stage is littered with corpses, and the worst monster turns out to have a heart of gold who funds a foundation to make up for the evil. Yech!!!
He is the one bright spot. Wonderful voices and characters.
Wilson can certainly spin a tale, but this one nauseates.
Lawyer/law professor , I'm interested in science, history, literature. I can tolerate a bad movie, but not bad writing. I read to learn .
Robert Wilson's novels are throughly researched and realistic. I can imagine this happening in actual life and his protagonist is life like with normal problems and abilities. The best seller writers rely on formulas with characters who are like comic book figures that are unbelievable and too heroic to be real. This book deserves a major award, five stars all around.
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