Monday, August 12, 2013

TLC Book Tours: Drift by Jon McGoran

Title: Drift
Author: Jon McGoran
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tor Forge
Publish Date: July 9, 2013
Source: TLC Book Tours

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a fiction fan.
  • You're a thriller fan.
  • You're a fan of the environment.
What's the Story?:

From "When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he’s inherited in rural Pennsylvania.
Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who’s under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He’s more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads—dealers his bosses don’t want to hear about.

But when the drug bust Doyle’s been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what’s growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .

Quick, clever, and terrifying, Jon McGoran’s Drift is a commercial thriller in the tradition of Nelson DeMille’s Plum Island."

My Two Cents:

"Drift" is a thriller that incorporates several familiar elements to thriller lovers with some interesting and original elements that also hold major appeal. This is an eco-thriller which had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen next. Thrillers are not my usual reading fare but I was really excited to read this one because of the eco element. This book proves that sometimes it's good to get outside of your comfort zone.

I really liked the storyline of this book. At the center of this book is a story line about Doyle, a hardened detective from Philly, who is trying to figure out why someone is targeting a small organic farm in the middle of nowhere in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Even though he's supposed to be laying low after being suspended from the police force, he wants to figure out what's going on. I thought this was a really interesting story line. As it's a thriller, it would sort of ruin things if I told you too much but you should know that there are a lot of great twists and turns in the story!

I really liked the character of Doyle. He's the consummate tough guy but as the book goes on, you can see that there is more to him than just being a cop all of the time. He slowly realizes that about himself but it takes awhile.

The book ended a little too quickly and I didn't feel like everything was as settled as I would have wanted it to be for closure's sake. I'm wondering if there might not be a sequel to finish the story a little bit. Overall though, this book is a great story!

 Follow the Rest of the Tour:

Monday, July 22nd:  Between the Covers
Thursday, July 25th:  Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, July 25th:  Books a la Mode - guest post/giveaway
Friday, July 26th:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, July 29th:  Jenn’s Bookshelves
Wednesday, July 31st:  Fiction Addict
Thursday, August 1st:  girlichef
Thursday, August 1st:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Monday, August 5th:  Stacy’s Books
Wednesday, August 7th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, August 12th:  A Bookish Affair
Wednesday, August 14th:  A Dream Within a Dream
Thursday, August 15th:  Book Journey
Monday, August 19th:  A Bookworm’s World
Monday, August 26th:  Broken Teepee
Wednesday, August 28th:  Teresa’s Reading Corner


1 comment:

  1. I love thrillers that take on contemporary topics so I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this one!

    Thanks for being on the tour.


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