"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Into Protection by Terry Chaudhuri

The story opens with two 10 years olds who are best friends, Derek and Jimmy.  Derek's father is a police detective working on a high profile case and as he gets close to arresting the criminals he is gunned down right in front of of Derek and Jimmy. Derek's mother passed away several years earlier so Jimmy's family takes him in and raises him as their own.

After high school graduation both young men know they want careers in law enforcement but they take two different paths, Jimmy goes on to a university while Derek goes to community college and then enters the Police Academy.  They still try to stay close but it's hard with their schedules, but they remain best friends.

Later, Jimmy takes a special course and is recruited into the FBI, Derek works hard,  and gets promoted to detective. While working on his other cases Derek still works the old case his father was working on and tries to catch his father's killer.

Jimmy ends up working in the Witness Protection Unit of the FBI and finds out his job was a far cry from what he thought it would be.  Derek falls in love with a beautiful woman he meets at  the grocery store, after an overnight tryst she disappears, but leaves a note that they can't continue to see each other. While tracking his main suspect for his father's murder, he discovers she is involved with that suspect.  Both he and Jimmy question their next steps and the book starts to take some dangerous twists and turns.

It is hard to believe this is the author's first full length novel.  He has a writing style that just draws you in from page 1.  The story has it all, it is thrilling, suspenseful, includes a friend's betrayal, and a little romance.  It will also make you think twice about the FBI's Witness Protection Program.  I can only hope and pray that those details came from the author's imagination.  This story spans quite a few years and shows how life can be turned upside down quickly with a few seeming unrelated incidents.  If you enjoy true crime, suspense or thriller stories this is a book you won't want to miss.  I am looking forward for more thrilling stories from this author.

To find out more about this author visit his web page http://www.terrychaudhuri.com/.

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author and Bostick Cunications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


purplume said...

I love mysteries and am intrigued that this is the author's first. I must add it to my list of books to read.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Unless something terrible happens to it, it will be part of my August Giveaway next month. :)