Monday, September 23, 2013

Review: Out of the Black by John Rector

Out of the Black by John Rector is one crazy ride. Since the death of Matt Caine's wife, he just never seemed to get his things together. With the threat of losing his house, daughter, and possibly his legs he's agreed to go in on possibly the worse planned kidnapping of a rich woman. 

Out of the Black is a first person narrative that moves at an exceptionally fast pace. Given it's length, there's no time to slow down for pesky details. This isn't a bad thing at all and is why I enjoyed this novel. Although there's no time for the reader, as well as Matt Caine to catch our breaths, I still felt the details were not skimpy at all and made for a well developed novel.

Matt Caine, our hero, is the voice throughout and is likeable enough that I can ignore that he's idiotic enough to go in on a half-baked kidnapping plan. At first I wondered why he wasn't warning his self enough to stay away from his drug addicted cohort, but then considering his main motivation, it's understandable. He wants to keep his life. Caine wants to give his daughter a stable enough home so he won't lose her. Getting "easy" money seemed like it would solve all his problems. Only... we wouldn't have a novel if it did.

Ultimately, John Rector's Out of the Black is one thrilling and exciting ride. There's enough action and emotion to keep readers on the edge of their seats. I recommend this novel to anyone who's between books and just needs something fun to read in the mean time. I will definitely be reading more by this author.  ****

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