Framing the Dialogue

Black Fall

FBI agent Jessica Blackwood comes from a famous family of magicians.  She too shares that past, but has driven herself to become the best cop that she can in hopes of leaving that all behind.  Her unique talents with misdirection, however, makes her a valuable asset when facing criminals looking for a big splash.  In Black Fall, a series of seemingly unrelated events lead to anarchy in the United States.  Blackwood and the FBI must find the people who are pushing the buttons before it’s too late.

““I know what you’re thinking,” Lewis says. “The reason we’re driving out to the Plains is because of the way she was killed. The knife you described? Your drawing looked like a sashimi knife. This woman was killed by the same kind of knife. The medical examiner was able to spot the wounds right away. Either she’s a victim of our kidnapper, or she’s our kidnapper who became someone else’s victim.” The idea that the woman who tracked me to the loft was murdered is still registering. This would mean someone else is involved. Her murder couldn’t have been random. Damn. This thing is getting real complicated, real quick, and at the worst possible time.”

I would guess that this author is non-political, especially in his books.  It is interesting how he uses a shadowy group who looks to set the world on fire while not showing themselves.  There seems to be a number of violent groups who wear masks and instill violence.  this was another good novel by Mr. Mayne, though the ending was a little abrupt.  I felt the tension building and then…Meh.  Still a good read.

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