In the early 60’s in Toronto, Mike and Karen have bonded into soul mates, but Mike feels that his destiny is not in medicine as his parents have hoped..Show More », so Mike drops out of school and leaves Karen and his home on a solitary trip to discover his true career passion. Karen and a friend heads to Europe and finds herself on a hijacked plane. The plane explodes on an airstrip, and word comes back that there are no survivors. Mike discovers his passion in oil and returns to school to get an engineering degree, but he is devastated to discover the news about Karen and winds up finding solace with another woman at school, which leads to marriage. However, the news about Karen was incorrect and after she is freed from her hostage situation a year later, she discovers the news about Mike’s marriage. Meanwhile, Jim has come to Canada to dodge the draft and found a low-paying job pumping gas at a small station, but is soon introduced to a gas tax evasion scheme tied to international transport of fuel between Canada and the US. So, as Mike finds success wheeling and dealing for a major oil company, Jim is finding success in controlling a major fraud and theft gas conspiracy. However, the crossing of Mike and Jim’s paths become more impending when Jim meets Karen and convinces her to be his wife, a decision she comes to regret. This story is built around a major fraud issue that appeared to be strong in the oil industry along the Canadian-US border in the 60’s and 70’s, and the author is very knowledgeable in creating the thrilling and suspenseful actions arising out of this type of criminal conspiracy. However, the combination of events that separate and bring together the main characters often feel artificially forced, creating some inconsistency in some of the characters in order to build up the danger and thrills in the plot.
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Mathias Lenssen was good with the delivery of the story
Kerri's War is the final installment to an amazing series "The King Trilogy". Stephen Douglass does not let you down when it comes to the fin..Show More »al book. Again, as per my reviews of The Bridge to Caracas and The Tainted Trust, Stephen Douglas keeps the action, thrills and suspense up until the very end. I was purely engaged and invested with the plot and characters of this trilogy that I am saddened that it is over. The superb writing of Stephen Douglas kept me on the edge of my seat and has earned a spot in the top 5 in all of the books I have listened to thus far (which is over 200+). Sadly, all good things must come to an end but I look forward to any future works of Mr. Douglass. I have and will continue to recommend this series to my friends and co-workers as I can honestly say that this trilogy is one of the best I have listened to.
As for the performance of Mathias Lensson, what more can I say other than his performance of the complete trilogy is superb. He assists the writing of Stephen Douglas and brings the story and characters to life for you as well as hooks you from the beginning to the very end.
Kudos to Stephen Douglass and Mathias Lensson on an amazing trilogy and performance. Looking forward to any future works of both.
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