Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Justice Lovers Case by Bob Bertolet

We were lucky enough to spend the last week end of spring break at the beach. The weather was beautiful, even if the water was too cold (for me anyway!). So I had plenty of time to read a great beach book: The Justice Lovers Case by Bob Bertolet. The fast action and short chapters made it perfect for the sun and sand.

Sometimes criminals seem to get away with murder. While the American justice system is the arguably the best in the world, sometimes a case will make you wish that you could do something about it.
That’s what Tess Miller thought too. She convinced her husband Mike that they actually could do something about it—they could provide unforgiving justice to criminals they felt deserved to suffer the ultimate punishment. They put together a plan to tackle one unpunished criminal per year, dispensing their own justice their own way.
Of course, whether it seems justified or not, knocking off even admitted murders is itself a crime. FBI agent Clarke Gable begins to track suspicious deaths, finding one victim per year who definitely deserves to die. He is relentless in following the Justice Lovers, even if he cannot trust his fellow agents.
The Justice Lovers Case is an exciting read. Once the plot gets going, it becomes a compelling story with enough twists to keep the reader guessing until the end. While there is some quirky language and distracting typesetting, the book sucks you into its world of believable, flawed characters with many different motivations driving many different reactions. This book is an interesting look at the motivations of good people, bad guys and regular folks just getting by. To top it all off, most of the action takes place in the Jackson area, bringing lots of local color to the story.
Author Bob Bertolet will be at the Lincoln County Public Library from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. April 2 for a book signing and book talk at 5:15. Please come by to meet the author of this exciting thriller.

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