Author L.D. Beyer provided me with a print copy of AN EYE FOR AN EYE, for review.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE is the second Matthew Richter Thriller offered by L.D. Beyer. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, In Sheep's Clothing. So, I was expecting to enjoy this book as well. Well... I was not disappointed! Beyer elevates the franchise with this political/action thriller.
This L.D. Beyer guy may be on to something with this series.
As with the last book, it is refreshing to read fiction where the government is not populated by liars, cheats, and ego maniacal sleaze-balls. The politicians in this book are honorable people actually concerned with the welfare of the people. Well, it is fiction.
Matthew Richter is a well presented hero. He is not overly macho, not full of false bravado, not ego driven, not even a womanizer. He is a man uncomfortable with the mantle of responsibility placed upon him. Truly, the reluctant hero. His character is well developed, as are the other characters in this story.
Of course, he is the person who can resolve the problem at hand (It is his book after all), though he is not a one man army. He works and plays well with others. It is great to see that the military personnel, he works with are competent, intelligent people. Well trained and devoted to their duty (another rarity today).
This time around, Richter is matching wits with a ruthless Mexican drug lord (is there any other kind?). The action is fast, the violence brutal and graphic, but not gratuitous. Romance plays a part as well, but you really can't label this a romance by any stretch.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE does not rely solely on anger, hatred and violence to tell its story. There are very powerful, emotional moments that will break the heart of the reader (ah, ah, ah...no spoilers here).
If you are looking for an action oriented read that will play with your emotions, AN EYE FOR AN EYE by L.D. Beyer fits the bill admirably. Enjoy!