Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Samaritan by Stephen Besecker Review

My latest read is  The Samaritan from local author Stephen Besecker. My neighborhood library has the book slated as their December choice for the Brown Bag Book Club.To say that I enjoyed this book is somehow an understatement....I loved it so much! The main character, Kevin  "Hatch" Easter grew up on the Seneca Indian Reservation in Cattaraugus which is less than a 20 minute drive from my home.  This just added so much more to the depth of the story for me. The characters are easy to connect to. Awesome scenery aside the story itself is very fast paced and exciting. Hatch is a tracker for the CIA who loses his wife and sister-in-law during a Mob shakedown gone wrong.  The rest of the book unfolds as he tries to figure out who was responsible for their deaths and why. It is full of revenge, humor, mafia, drug dealers, and of course good vs evil. The book itself is 307 pages and comes with some very impressive reviews from  a few bestselling thriller writers. I am very excited for the next installment of this series.

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