Monday, August 19, 2013

Prodigal Son: A Novel

Book: Prodigal Son: A Novel
Author: Thomas Cavanagh

Review: Mike Garrity is a retired police detective who recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. Now that his cancer is in remission, he needs to go back to work and takes a job as a private detective. He quickly takes on two cases, investigating the suicide of one of his daughter's high school friends and trying to find a man who was given up for adoption when he was a baby. What starts out as simple detective work quickly escalates into violence, corruption and murder.

This book was in our beach condo and it was a pleasant surprise. I'm a sucker for a good thriller and this book delivered on many levels. I really enjoyed Mike's boss Jimmy and liked how their relationship developed throughout the novel. The pace of the book was good and I could easily see it made into a tv movie. My only complaint was that one of the twists was every evident from the beginning. Otherwise, fun book. A good summer read. 

Grade: 3.5/5

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