Thursday, 25 August 2011

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Triple Crossing - Sebastian Rotella

Release Date: 18/08/11


Valentine Pescatore is a rookie Border Patrol agent, just trying to survive the Line. Until he pursues a suspect across the border into Mexico, and finds himself in serious trouble.

Isabel Puente is a beautiful US agent investigating a powerful Mexican crime family. She offers Valentine a chance - if he works with her as an undercover agent she'll make his problems go away. But soon their relationship is no longer strictly professional.

Over the border in Tijuana, anti-corruption chief Leo Mendez is working to bring criminals to justice. In a city where anyone can be bought, he's made enemies on both sides of the law.

All three have the same aim: to bring down the cartels. But in a world built on lies, how do you know who to trust? As the violence escalates, the stage is set for a showdown full of bloodshed and betrayal.


I love a good crime story and whilst this one felt a little clichéd from the book back, I thought that since I was at a loose end to give it a go.

What unfurled was a lot better and with characters that were fully rounded gave me a tale of love, temptation, crime and passion accompanied of course by potential treachery as well as murder. For me, it hit all the right notes as the characters survived the story from one scrape to another, the prose was sharp and the action really didn’t let up except when the author knew that the reader would need a lull in order to capture their breath before the next high octane sequence. All in a wonderful piece of escapism and one that really will capture the readers imagination.

1 comment:

Danielle La Paglia said...

This sounds like a great read. My boyfriend is always looking for a good thriller.