Flash Point

Flash PointAuthor: Thomas Locke

Series: Fault Lines #2

Publisher: Revell

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

New characters, past characters, and one awesome story make up the next installment in the Fault Lines series!

Lena Fennan is a junior analyst working like a slave at a Wall Street bank trying to make it to the next level. One day she hears a voice from her future self tell her how to obtain $3.1 million in order to set up a new financial institution in the State of Colorado in order to become the first financial institution in order to serve the legalized marijuana trade.  With the success of the acquisitions comes the accusations from her firm that she had no right within her contract to do so, but she still ends up with another project described from her future self.  But how can she keep this going?

Reese Clawson has suffered the worst fourteen months of her life being incarcerated. Then someone pulls some strings and she is suddenly back on the outside working for a group of unknown people.  She succeeds at every challenge they throw her way and eventually they pair her back up with her former partner Kevin Handley.  Can she figure out what is going on?  And if so, how will her new work collide with Lena’s project.

Flash Point rapidly throws you back into the action where Trial Run left off.  The story begins with a new character that readers will quickly identify with.  Shortly thereafter, Brett Rifkind is reintroduced in a new manner with a new mission.  Then Reese Clawson suddenly reappears and everything is back in business.  This series is so exciting and literally all over the map that it is hard to generate a synopsis for readers.  If you haven’t read the first one, I highly suggest that you do so that you can create the setting and gain an understanding for what is going on in this crazy world.

For a futuristic thriller, this is really different. It doesn’t deal with dystopia as several current YA novels are doing.  Instead it is set in present day with scientific advances in neuroscience.  There is quite a bit of jargon in the book, but it doesn’t take the reader away from the story.  It adds quite a bit of credibility to it overall.

If you are a fan of Thomas Locke (or Davis Bunn) check out this series. You’ll be glad you found a new read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group in exchange for a honest and thorough review. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own.