Fault Lines by Thomas Locke

Fault Lines, book 3
Category:  action and adventure, crime fictionmystery, thriller, and suspensetechnothriller
Publisher: Revell
Release Date:  August 1, 2017
Format: advance review copy ebook (eARC)
My Rating:  5-stars

Description

As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers.

The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie's mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme?

Leave behind your assumptions about the way the world works, and race along the unknown corridors of human consciousness in Fault Lines.

Review

I haven’t been disappointed by a Thomas Locke book yet!  I would be surprised if I ever were.  Right now I have a whole list of adjectives running through my mind about this third book in the Fault Lines series…

Jaw-dropping!… Exciting!… Brilliant!… Thrilling!… Genuine!… Exhilarating!… Dangerous!… Heady!… Impelling!… Spine-tingling!… Intriguing! Enthralling! Charged!… Engrossing!  Absolutely outstanding!

Locke has kept me on the edge of my seat again.  I would genuinely love to see the Fault Lines series made into a movie (if Hollywood didn’t mess it up too much).

I found that there is a theme running throughout Fault Lines.  The theme is that of relationships.  Genuine bonds vs tenuous bonds.  Relational bonds vs dictatorial bonds.

Genuine relationships rely upon truth, respect, shared values, and genuine caring.  This caring must be shown with actions and not just words.  These relationships create a unity that is almost impossible to destroy.  

Then there is the group in direct opposition.  Their group dynamic is tenuous at best as it is created by intimidation, vengeance, financial reward, and a desperate need for status within a group.

It isn’t hard to realize which group will ultimately succeed.

Julio is an example of the type of person that can be a pivotal member of a group bonded by respect and love.  What a kid!  The kind of life that Julio was dealt will either break you or make you.  Add in a person or two that genuinely see something in you and who care… and show that care through genuine action; that can definitely make you.  Julio’s character (as in… “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual,” not a character in a book) is truly admirable.  He doesn’t go down a path of self-pity but seeks self-improvement and that kid is genuinely loyal.  It is exciting to see what Julio and the three other dynamic members of the team can do with this healthy kind of group dynamic.

Locke always leaves me breathlessly awaiting the next book.  Locke ends Fault Lines in a way that provides me with the hope that another book is planned for the Fault Lines series.  I pray so!

Without reservation, I recommend the entire Fault Lines series.  Happy reading!

As a reviewer for NetGalley, I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to NetGalley, the author, and publisher.


Resources

  • A book and book series list for all Davis Bunn books published under the pseudonym Thomas Locke HERE.
  • A book and book series list for all Davis Bunn books published under his own name HERE.  

The books and book series are listed in reading order.