Monday, November 26, 2012

Mindfront by Dave Becker

After uncovering a universal code in the brain waves of all living things that could revolutionize psychology, Martin Keller wakes one morning to find himself covered in blood, surrounded by his butchered family. Convinced he’s being framed by a diabolical organization set on stealing or sabotaging his work, he dodges a multi-agency manhunt that pursues him from the seediest corners of DC to the highest offices of government. Struggling to stay alive and find his family’s killer, Marty soon finds himself lost in a maze of conspiracies and paranoia, and eventually begins to doubt his own sanity. How can he find the truth when he doesn’t know what’s real?

This is a nicely done thriller that will keep most readers turning the pages to see just what happens next!

As with any thriller, the challenge is achieving the right pacing. That’s all it really comes down to. If it’s too slow, then the tension is completely lost, and if it’s too fast then there’s not enough time to build the tension up, so I was happy to see the author achieve a consistent pacing that told the story at its best.

This is the kind of story that I really enjoy, the kind that spreads clues around the book and kind of wants to make you read it again just to catch all the little things here and there. I do wish some of the characters had been a bit more fleshed out, which is always something I gripe about with thrillers, but I do recommend this book to everyone who loves a fast-paced, nail-biting story.

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