Thursday, August 1, 2013

Drift, by Jon McGoran

Doyle is dealing with the loss of his mother and stepfather, as well as being suspended from his job as a detective.  He decides to spend some time at his mother's home, in rural Pennsylvania.  He quickly connects with his neighbor, an organic farmer named Nola.  He also quickly realizes that something nefarious is going on in this town.  Turns out, farming is a big, and often dangerous, business.

I have long been a fan of thrillers, so this book was right up my alley.  The story is highly relevant to our current economic situation and the way our food sources impact our economy.   The purity of our food, GMOs, organic crops, and their impact on our health and well being is a real hot button issue, so I like the fact that writers are including these kinds of storylines in books.  It really made me wonder how much of the book is actually plausible.  If things like this really can (or do) happen, it makes me want to become a homesteader!

I really liked both Doyle and Nola as characters.  I thought they were well developed, something that can get over looked in a thriller where action is often more important than characters.  I particularly liked the interactions between Doyle and Nola.  I could not help but snicker that a story that involved Russian thugs also had characters named Moose and Squirrel.

The book was fact paced and engaging.  Fans of thrillers will be sure to enjoy this story.

I received a review copy courtesy of TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.  See the rest of the tour here.

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