Thursday, May 26, 2011

Book 25 of 2011 -- The Straw Men by Michael Marshall

Straw MenStraw Men by Michael Marshall
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis: This book brings two different stories that seem to be totally unrelated, but we know that they are going to converge at some point.
Ward Hopkins returns home to Montana after his parents die in a car crash to find a note hidden in his dad's chair that reads "We're not dead". His buddy Bobby Nygard, a CIA agent helps him unravel his history and uncover a group called "The Straw Men".
John Zandt, a former police detective is looking for "The Upright Man" who has abducted 5 teenage girls (the 4th being his daughter). His former lover, FBI agent Nina Baynam thinks he may be onto something, and is working outside the agency with him.
As these two stories are told we also discover a tall blonde man who turns up at the sites of seemingly senseless massacres around the world. How do these all come together.
It was a little slow to get into this book, and I didn't envision how these stories could come together. There were hints and the way the author brought them together was exciting and made for a good thriller. I didn't realize that this was the first in a series, and will most definitely be putting the next one on my hold list at the library. If you like sick shit and serial killers, this book will be right up your alley!

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