A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Hunted by Emlyn Rees is a Witness Impulse publication, originally published in 2011. I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Daniel is a former CIA operative, now freelancing his unique services. Seven years ago his life was forever changed by the murder of his wife and son. His daughter, Lexie, is the only family he has left. At sixteen, Lexie is attending an exclusive private school in London.

Daniel receives a job prospect and also heads to the UK. However, things go awry when it appears his contact set him up. Now Daniel is on the run and being hunted by Russian terrorist. Daniel only manages to escape because of the help of his long time sidekick, a guy known as "the kid".
Things go from bad to worse when Daniel becomes not only hunted by the Russians, but all of London when his face is flashed all over the television. This development puts his daughter in the direct line of fire. Now Daniel is not only desperate to save his own life, but the one person in this world that he loves more than anything or anyone, his daughter.

To say this thriller is fast paced would be a disservice. It's more like maybe you should wear a neck brace so you don't get whiplash.

The suspense and action are not stop, and the twist and turns will have you holding on for dear life.
Not only that, but we are taken back in time seven years, through flashbacks as Daniel recalls the situation that got his wife and son murdered, how it was the he became somewhat estranged from Lexie. As he relives the agony of being helpless to save his wife and son, we are also drawn to Daniel's humanity and are not only caught up in the plot, but rooting for Daniel and Lexie. It is making sure he doesn't let Lexie down that keeps Daniel motivated throughout.

I highly recommend this book to lovers of suspenseful, on the edge of your seat, action thrillers.
Just be ready for the adrenaline rush!
Overall a good solid A.

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