Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Review: Ribbon Falls by Brad Anderson


On a boat in the Gulf of Mexico in 1977, Jeff, Chuck and David happened across the scene of a grisly murder and nearly get killed for their discovery. Yet in a remarkable twist of fate, the men outsmart their assassin and learn of hidden riches beyond their imagination. Still, one man stood in the way of their cashing in, and for decades, what happened in this chance encounter remained a secret as the men bided their time, waiting for Pablo Padilla to die. Finally, an obituary in The New York Times means the men can claim what has remained buried for twenty-six years. But doing so will be harder than they imagined when an interloper gets wind of the cache. Now, it's a race against time to put the pieces together and determine where the riches are stashed. In the process, these very different men will confront the question of how far they'll go for money even if it means killing for it. Ribbon Falls reveals profound insights into the human condition, our darkest urges and basest needs. Part buried-treasure mystery, part psychological thriller, it will keep you guessing right up to the thrilling finale.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets three stars. It was extremely well written and very readable with a nice pace. I can't say that I particularly liked the characters as people, but they were well done. It was a really nice adventure story with an interesting premise that was carried out very well. This is definitely highly recommended for adventure and suspense fans. I'm looking forward to future books by the author.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


Ryan G said...

Sounds like one I will have to check out at a later time. Thanks for the review.

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