Monday, September 24, 2012

Tiger Paw by Charles A. Cornell

In Tiger Paw, FBI profiler Scott Forrester hunts an assassin belonging to a demonic East Indian cult that is wreaking havoc on Wall Street, murdering corrupt CEOs at the center of a billionaire's stock scam. Firmly in the assassin’s crosshairs, Scott Forrester is forced underground to stop the killing spree. But will he survive the deal he must make with the Devil to thwart the cult’s plans?

This was an interesting form of thriller. I’d expected the usual type of action with the usual type of plot line, but this book provided a great variation to the genre.

What I enjoyed the most was the mysticism that the author created. He blended a detective storyline with a thread of the esoteric, which makes it stand out from other, similar novels. This mixture adds even a bit or horror to the plot, making the thriller even more, well, thrilling.

The characters were also quite interesting. The protagonist, Scott Forrester, is well written, though I would have liked to have seen more of his own personal life. We saw him in action a lot, but a bit more of his own life would have helped us bond with him more. But he was a fun one to follow around.

The ending, which I won’t tell you because it is kind of crucial, was very good. It really leaves you guessing. Definitely a well thought out story, with lots of action. I do recommend it for all lovers of thrillers and action books.

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