17 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

No Good Deed by Mary McDonald

I bought this book shortly after it came out because the cover was catchy and it sounded like something I would enjoy plus a few friends had proclaimed it to be really good. I have a love/hate relationship with thrillers. They can sometimes be overly predictable and formulaic. I liked the idea of the camera, something a little different.

This book did not disappoint in the least. It was fast-paced and energetic, yet I never felt we were being given too much information or stalling in the least. The writing – and editing – was absolutely fabulous.

This is a difficult book to review without giving away spoilers. Maybe vague, but it was very timely and while it was, to a point, a typical thriller, but was a very atypical storyline from what I expected. The camera angle (heh) was interesting as was the premise of what happened to Mark over the course a year.

I will admit that I winced a few times while reading this book and I found myself finding parts of it really hard to read, I think given the subject matter, it was difficult.

Having said all of that, I was completely captivated while reading this book, first by the camera, then by Mark’s ordeal and then by what happened next.

I would recommend this book to those that enjoy thrillers and especially for those that are new to kindle and looking for a book to get lost in for a while. An excellent read!

Mark Taylor, a photographer in Chicago, discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Mark isn’t urban hero. It’s enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.Mark is haunted by his dreams even in prison until he turns them to his advantage and obtains his release. Penniless, alone, and his life destroyed, Mark knows a brutal terrorist attack is coming, and will claim countless lives. He puts everything on the line to stop it. With only hours to act, he must prevent the horror even at the risk of his own freedom. His only chance of thwarting the attack lies in trusting his worst enemy–the bastard who interrogated him for over a year.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2010: 88

One Response to “No Good Deed by Mary McDonald”

  1. LC Evans 17 November 2010 at 12:38 pm Permalink

    I recently got this one and can’t wait to read it.

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