Mira, Sep 29 2015, $9.99
The Fulton family resides in the upper class Roseoak Park neighborhood of Queens. Dan manages a nearby bank; while his wife Lori stays at home raising their son Billy. Their idyllic lifestyle ends when intruders invade their home. They place bombs on Lori and Billy before ordering Dan to “withdraw $250,000 from his bank or his wife and child will die with him soon afterward.
While the FBI investigates, Newslead reporter Kate Page also makes inquiries. As the truth unfolds with ties to Lori’s employment before her son was born, a threat too many more people than just the Fulton trio seems increasingly likely.
Even with the premise frequently used, Rick Mofina shows why he is a top gun thriller author as he hooks his audience from the opening house invasion scene and never slows down until the final climatic confrontation. Faster than the speed of light, the third Kate Page investigation (see Full Tilt and Whirlwind) is an adrenaline pumping, gender-bending (don’t mess with a momma grizzly protecting her cub or an intrepid journalist snooping the story) chiller.