TITLE: SweatAUTHOR: Mark Gilleo
PUBLISHED BY: The Story Plant (http://www.thestoryplant.com/Story_Plant_site/Home.html)
PUBLICATION DATE: August 28, 2012
- ISBN-13: 978-1611880519
# OF PAGES: 364
When Jake Patrick took a summer internship at his estranged father’s corporation, he anticipated some much-needed extra cash and a couple of free meals from his guilty dad. He would never have guessed that he'd find himself in the center of an international scandal involving a U.S. senator, conspiracy, backroom politics, and murder. Or that his own life would hang in the balance. Or that he’d find help – and much more than that – from a collection of memorable characters operating on all sides of the law. Jake’s summer has turned into the most eventful one of his life. Now he just needs to survive it.
From the sweatshops of Saipan to the most powerful offices in Washington, SWEAT rockets through a story of crime and consequences with lightning pacing, a twisting plot, an unforgettable cast of characters, and wry humor. It is another nonstop thriller from one of the most exciting new voices in suspense fiction.
MY REVIEW:AUTHOR BIO:
I really ended up enjoying this book as soon as everything started to click. In the beginning, you’re flipping back and forth between the different locations and people. Once you get enough of the details, it all clicked and took off for me. Definitely a page turner. I did enjoy the main character Jake Patrick. There are a lot of things I want to say about him, but realize it will give the story away. He was an all around good guy for the things dealt him in every situation. My favorite character was Al. Wait until you meet him. I hope you like him too. The mystery/thriller plot was great involving sweatshops, politics, and individual’s lives. I was intrigued by all the people involved who thought they were “innocent” as they claimed they were not involved in the crime from beginning to end. I also enjoyed the detectives. Great humor while they interacted with each other on the case.Definitely giving this book 4 stars. I highly recommend this book to readers of the suspense/thriller genre. Well worth your time. This is not a fluff book, you do have to pay attention, but it is not so heavy that you could get lost.
Mark Gilleo holds a graduate degree in international business from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree in business from George Mason University. He enjoys traveling, hiking and biking. He speaks Japanese. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, he currently resides in the D.C. area. His first two novels were recognized as finalist and semifinalist, respectively, in the William Faulkner-Wis- dom creative writing competition.
AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://markgilleo.com/