Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Flash Point by Thomas Locke


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK

What if the limits of time and space were breached?

Lena Fennan is a low-level financial analyst with a high-powered conviction. Just as she’s on the verge of a life-transforming windfall, a mysterious invitation draws her into a series of events that threatens to crush her. But captivated by a glimpse into a breathtaking future, Lena refuses to give in.

Reese Clawson emerges from prison gripped by the slow burn of revenge. She aims to track down everyone who had a hand in destroying her—and take them out. First on the list is Charlie Hazard, who will be snared by their shared secret.

As events and places become tangled, Lena and Reese are pulled into a collision course that could redefine everything—even the limits of human possibilities.


MY REVIEW

This is the second book in Thomas Locke's new series, Fault Lines, and is just as action packed as the first one.  You'll have a better understanding of this book and what is going on if you read the first book, Trial Run.

Just as spine-tingling and psychologically thrilling as the first book, Flash Point continues several months after the first book ended.  I like that Brett is trying to make amends for his past betrayal by helping the elderly and terminally ill.  He becomes a key part of the action that's about to take place with the introduction of some new characters.  And although new characters are introduced, you also get to read more about the characters from the first book.   Most notably is Reese's mysterious release from prison and the start of her quest to crush Charlie Hazard and his team.  Lock's description of Reese is bone-chilling and yet she fights the other-worldly monsters that are trying to take over her team.  So is she a good bad guy??

As with the first one, my enjoyment of this book was somewhat lessened by the fact that I didn't understand a lot of the scientific technological terms and the fact that you aren't really told what goals or visions are leading Lena and the team.  Lena gets this brilliant vision and then she's led to tell people about it and put it into action.  However, as the reader, you have to kind of piece it together by what happens in the rest of the book because it's never fully told to you.

Although not written as a "Christian" book, the realm the teams find themselves in while out-of-body and the monsters they face there and in the flesh, to me are reminiscent of spiritual warfare.  You definitely have a good-vs-evil vibe.   Locke's description of the monsters and the way they take over the body of the team member was definitely creepy and made me think of demons.   The stand off at the end was spectacular and awesome!

Thomas Locke (aka Davis Bunn) is a talented & prolific writer so I have no doubt that if you enjoy a fast paced, action packed book, you'll love this mind-bending, spine-tingling, psychologically thrilling techno-thriller!

*Thanks to Revell for a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total world-wide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford.   Visit Thomas at http://tlocke.com.

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