A thrilling story of kidnapping with intricate historical facts and inconsistent dialogue.
By Timothy Brown ‧ RELEASE DATE: Dec. 13, 2021
In this second installment of an adventure series, readers are taken back to 1579 to explore Sir Francis Drake’s voyage across the Pacific Ocean near what is now California and Oregon. The story then jumps to Sacramento, California in 2005, where two sex workers, TommyLynn Watson-Arce and Dani Blue, are on the run from a pimp. Unfortunately, Dani is kidnapped by a member of a sex trafficking cartel and shipped to Mexico. Desperate for help, TommyLynn turns to Sam White, the director of a homeless center called St. Frances Village. The plot then splits between the authorities’ search for Dani and Sam’s scuba-diving trip with a friend in Mexico, where they look for Drake’s lost treasure. Eventually, Sam and TommyLynn join forces to attempt a daring rescue mission. Brown’s story is full of thrills and interesting historical and geographical details. However, the characters’ backstories are often told instead of shown, and the dialogue can be stilted. Additionally, the references to TommyLynn’s intersex status can be a bit awkward. Despite these flaws, the novel is an exciting and captivating read.
Pub Date: Dec. 13, 2021
Page Count: 301
Publisher: NFB Publishing
Review Posted Online: yesterday