Monday, July 9, 2007

Aphrodite by Russell Andrews

First sentence:

"The breeze floated in off the bay, bringing in the faint odor of brine and fish and gasoline fumes."


"Bestselling author Russell Andrews returns with a new thriller about a small-town cop who must get to the bottom of one of the greatest conspiracies of our time. A man with a past, Justin Westwood has retreated from reality by taking a menial post with a small-town Long Island police department, drowning his troubles in mindless traffic duty and lots of booze. But his dormant professionalism is awakened when a young woman journalist is found brutally murdered. She recently got into trouble for quoting erroneous facts in the obituary of a man who had been living in the local retirement home, but that's not the sort of mistake that bring a duo of professional hit men to your door-or the FBI to town. As Justin attempts to unravel the puzzle, he finds that everyone-the cops, the FBI, and one of the strangest professional killer teams ever seen-seems to be one step ahead of him, disposing of witnesses and setting him up for the fall. But this is just the kind of reality check Justin's needed, and he'll stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this madness-and maybe save himself in the process."

My thoughts:

This was a riveting biomedical thriller which kept me guessing for most of the book. I liked the characters Justin and Deena and was glad when they were finally able to outsmart their enemies. The one problem I had with the book was that many of the antagonists were two-dimensional.

Date read: 7/6/2007
Book #: 58
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0446614963
ISBN-13: 9780446614962
Publisher: Warner Vision
Year: 2005
# of Pages: 464
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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