Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Series: Thea Paris #2
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
SKYJACK was one of the most thrilling and suspenseful books I read this year. What really impressed me about the book is how K.J. Howe populates her world with so many diverse and interesting characters.
I love Thea Paris, and the best way to sum her up is how her enemies see her from this conversation between Prospero and priest during a confession.
“Liberata-she’s on the plane,” Prospero felt the temperature in booth plummet.
“The kidnap negotiator?”
A long hesitation. “We should pray.”
I have to admit my second favorite character in the book is Prospero Salvatore, and this passage from the book made we want to find out more about him.
“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned. It has been three weeks since my last confession. I accuse myself of the following sins. I have committed adultery seven times since my last confession.” His remorse was genuine.
Howe also did a fantastic job fleshing the antagonist Gernot Dietrich, an obsessed man who took the pain of his wife’s death and fueled his rage and hatred to make a bioweapon targeting a certain races’ genotype. He becomes a zealot and just like the group of people he hates.
Howe knows how to turn a phrase, and they are sprinkled through the book.
The nephew’s malevolent glare left her unsettled as if she was one comment away from a pistol-whipping.
Howe packs a lot in this book with three different storylines that eventually intertwine. With intense action scenes, excellent pacing, and tight plotting I was turning pages so quickly to find out what happens that I finished the book in a day. Karen slaughter states it perfectly on SKYJACK”S cover: “Thea Paris kicks some serious ass in this action-packed thrill ride…Howe is at the top of the K&R game’”