Monday, July 15, 2013
Dire Means - Geoffrey Neil
Dire Means is $2.99 for the kindle, but free for Amazon prime members. This book explores just how far you can stretch the end justifying the means. Mark Denny is a computer technician. He works for himself and has clients all over the Santa Monica area. Mark is also a good guy. He's a vegetarian because he's against killing. He helps people that need help, including the homeless. Mark is about to become a hero, and that's not a good thing. People are disappearing in Santa Monica. Vanishing into thin air it seems. These people all have one thing in common. They're rude, bordering on cruel, to homeless people. Mark gets caught up in this wave of kidnappings and murders, and the question is, can he stop the people responsible before he becomes another casualty in their grand scheme. The degree to which Mark is a whiny liberal do-gooder detracts from the story, but the suspense kept me reading. The ending was worth the effort. Highly recommended.