Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tracer by Jason Dean

Dean has given readers a new kind of flawed hero. Korso is a salvage operative, a very skilled man at finding missing items valued at a high level. Perhaps a stolen, high priced painting. Perhaps a hijacked shipment of drugs or arms. Here, he is blackmailed into recovering a shipment of high priced caviar being carried by an airplane that seems to have completely disappeared. But there is something much more important in the shipment than just caviar that makes the owner desperate for its recovery. Those with whom Korso is forced to work may not be who they seem. Danger lurks on many sides.

I liked this novel. Dean's writing style is good. The plot moves along well and has a good level of suspense. There is a good twist at the end. The character development is mixed. We find out about Korso's history as the novel progresses but his personality is somewhat hidden behind his determined action. I found it difficult to like him although I am interested enough in his character that I will be looking for the next in the series.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jason Dean was born and raised in England. After college, he spent years in graphic design before deciding to write international thrillers. He has written five novels and several short stories. He lives with his wife in the Far East.

Canelo Action, 279 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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