“Wormwood” by Larry Enmon is available in paperback and eBook. Published on 20th October 2017 by Bloodhound Books.
In Dallas, Texas, Katrina Wallace goes missing. As the mayor’s daughter, her kidnapping triggers mounting political pressure and forces the Chief of Police to put two senior detectives on the case. Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce have done the impossible in the past, but their methods are unconventional.
The only evidence at the scene is a Bible found in the girl’s car and soon Frank and Rob find themselves involved in a disturbing investigation shrouded by Bible prophecy, doomsday cults, and murder.
Is Katrina still alive? And what exactly is Wormwood?
As the trail leads them into the woods of rural East Texas, Frank must deal with his lingering religious doubts and solve the case. His worst fears will be realised when he must discover the ugly truth about Wormwood. But he and Rob will have to get out alive to tell the story…
I do like a good crime / thriller / murder / mystery read, and always like to find that something that makes the book stand out, this is one of those. When Katrina disappears it is the duo of Detectives Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce that are specifically requested to lead the investigation. They have a unique outlook regarding rules, they believe they are there as a suggestion, but don’t think that they are dirty cops, they are straight up, wise cracking and cheeky. You will soon realise they have a great working relationship and a skill for thinking and linking details as their investigation takes them into the depths of East Texas.
I really enjoed this book, it has a good solid plot that has been developed well. At first it appears that it is a girl goes missing case and a bible left as a clue, but from that basic premise the author has managed to weave some very deep and twisted plots and angles. These I really enjoyed, he has managed to entwine religious fanaticism as well as other religious views into the story and they are all part of the investigation. As I journeyed through the story, I discovered the detectives history, a little of what made them tick. The story is told from the perspective of Rob, Frank and Katrina. This is where the dynamics of Rob and Frank really shine. Also the viewpoint of the victim, her thoughts, actions and reactions.
This is set at a good pace and feels right for the theme of a missing person case. The descriptions of the settings have been well described, and I was able build up a reasonable mental picture. There a number of other characters with their various parts to play, and I also liked Sarge and Edna. I found there was a good number of twists to keep me guessing, by the conclusion all the loose ends had been tied up.
I would recommend this book to readers of Crime/ Mystery/ Thriller. With memorable characters, good plot, plenty of twists and well written. I am hoping there will be a follow on to this book as I really liked this duo.
I would like to thank Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for allowing me a spot on this tour. All views expressed are my own and are unbiased.
About the Author:
Larry Enmon retired from the U.S. Secret Service and started writing. During his career he acted as liaison between the USSS and FBI, working in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He received special training from the FBI and CIA in weapons of mass destruction.
For relaxation, and to get away from the city, he likes spending time at his ranch in rural Eastern Texas. With 200+ acres, private shooting range, a 2 ½ acre pond, and miles of woodland trails to explore on four-wheelers and RTV’s, it’s the perfect getaway.
He swims four miles a week, holds a Divemaster rating with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and has a black belt in Tang Soo Do karate. He is married with two children and lives in Tarrant County, TX.
- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (20 Oct. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 191217572X
- ISBN-13: 978-1912175727
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