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Thursday, May 31, 2012

GOTU

GOTU, by Mike McNeff, stands for "Gods of the Universe."  Well, that's enough to get me to pick up a book!  It doesn't take much, you know.

Sergeant Robin Marlette is a certified badass--he rocks and rolls and kills bad guys through the narcotics unit.  When he kills a man during an international drug bust, it turns out to be the brother of a Mexican kingpin.  Suddenly Marlette finds his daughter has been kidnapped as an act of retribution.  Can he save her from an uncertain fate before it's too late?

This book was somewhat hard for me to get into because the first twenty percent of the book is the battle for the drugs.  It is super heavy on the industry speak and a lot of it just wasn't my cup of tea.  I need to point out, however, that this is my personal preference and it may be something that you, dear reader, might really enjoy.  It was certainly action-packed and fast moving, and I could see someone like my brother really getting into it the high-octane action of the drug bust.

Things started to pick up for me when Marlette went home to his wife and kids.  It was nice to read about this hard-core narcotics man with his family.  The picture-perfect life that Marlette has is a great set up to the shatter that comes when his daughter is kidnapped.  This was the sequence that kept my glued to the book and kept me clicking that Kindle turn-page.  I won't give away the ending, but it was a hell of a ride.

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