5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Team, Great Thriller, Great Fun, December 26, 2011
Sidney W. Frost in his new book, "The Vengeance Squad" published by Sidney W. Frost gives us a round-the-country thriller.
If you play chess then you know that to win you need to watch the whole board not individual pieces. The champion players not only know what they are going to move but their opponents moves as well. That's why you hear them say "Check-mate in 16 moves" they are watching the whole board. If you focus on just one piece then you pretty much have lost the game. Life is like chess you need to live in the present to capture the future. If you focus on a past event you lose the present and have no future.
This is the situation with Chris McCowan. He had a bright future until his fiancée is killed and he decides he was revenge on those who took her life and ruined his future. To accomplish this mission he teams up with Percy "Tex" Thompson, a 40-year-old wheelchair bound ex-con student at the community college where Chris teaches and Liz Siedo, the 65-year-old head librarian at the city library where Tex works. This unlikely trio will hunt down these murderers after law enforcement gives up the effort. Following lead after lead they travel around the country one step short of their goal with the FBI right on their trail. Will this "Vengeance Squad" be able to track down these killers or be eliminated themselves?
Get ready this is a high explosive thriller page turning delight. There are twists and turns galore that will make your head swim with some of the tightest just barely escapes you will ever read. On top of everything there is the theme of vengeance and what it does to a person. As long as Chris focuses on his vengeance for what was done to his fiancée then he has lost all hope for his future. It is up to God to heal Chris but only if Chris lets Him. I am so looking forward to Mr. Frost's next book and hope it is a sequel to this one. I did enjoy all these characters and they do deserve another story. In the meantime I recommend "The Vengeance Squad" highly.