Monday, October 28, 2013

Luthecker Book Review

I have a really awesome new book to share with you today called Luthecker written by Keith Domingue.
About the Book:
ALEX LUTHECKER lives off of the grid. He prefers the comfort of the night. He avoids the crowded and chaotic daylight hours, because the relentless anxieties of the multitudes overwhelm him. This is because Alex has a rare gift. He is a pattern reader. Patterns in nature, patterns in social groups, patterns in individual behavior, he can recognize them all. With one conversation, he knows all of your secrets. He can tell you exactly who you are. He can tell you exactly how your life is going to end.  
NICOLE ELLIS works in the energy business. She trades futures in the lifeblood of civilization: crude oil. With the help of her patented pattern recognition software, PHOEBE, she has the uncanny ability to predict trends in oil production and consumption. And at the tender age of twenty-five, she is recognized as one of the best in the business, with the bank account to show for it.  
RICHARD BROWN was a highly respected intelligence officer during both Gulf Wars. He oversaw rendition squads, making sure that his interrogators didn’t cross the line into torture, and if they did, that no one would ever be the wiser. The only thing that mattered to the government was that Brown always got his man. His track record of success allowed his move into the private sector, eventually heading the corporate entity known as Coalition Properties, the largest military contractor in U.S. history.  
A terrorist attack on a Saudi oil refinery sets the paths of all three on a collision course, an encounter that threatens to upset the balance of power in the world. Alex must learn to forge relationships and become a leader in order to save the lives of not only himself and Nicole, but also those of his loose band of allies, as he becomes one of the most sought after fugitives in history.
I love when books start out slow and I am groaning and thinking I made a mistake to only have it turn around on me after the first chapter and have it catch me! I felt this way about this book but the more I read, the more hooked I became on it and the characters in the story.

It's big brother gone really wrong and in some instances, I did not see certain things coming and they took me by surprise. There was only one small thing towards the end that I wish they hadn't done, because I believe all the characters were great and for two of them to die in the end just wasn't what I was expecting.

Luthecker is a great thriller and you won't want to put it down until you have read the very last word! It's such a moving story, one we all have definite opinions on, one way or another. I love the details in the story, because I have always found that those details can sometimes make or break a book, of course, that is my opinion only. I like knowing the nitty gritty details because it makes the book more believable and when it's believable, magic can happen!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Keith Domingue is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, and has written scripts for MGM Studios, Dimension Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures. His first original screenplay ONE THIRD, is being produced by Safady Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, and is scheduled to begin production in 2014.  LUTHECKER is his first novel.
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.