Glass Family #4
It takes a thief to catch a thief…
Charley Glass arrived in her family’s lives like the hurricane she’d escaped. But she hadn’t run far enough: the ruthless Giordano family are on her tail and want two things – her life, and the return of the property she stole from them. No matter how many bodies stack up.
After years of longing, Charley finally has the family she’s always wanted, but now she’s going to have to tell them the real reason she came looking them. There is only one way she’s going to stay alive, and that is to employ the muscle of the notorious Glass Family.
The head of the family, Luke, has become embroiled in a dangerous political plot and isn’t sure they’re strong enough to take on one of New Orleans’ biggest crime gangs. But he’d put his life on the line to protect the empire they’ve built – even if they’ll have to take on an enemy hurting enough to cross an ocean for revenge.
The Glass family… I did not know them yet, because I have not read the previous instalments.
I was introduced to Luke and his two sisters Nina and Charley, but they are not the only recurrent characters. There were a few more I had to learn about and then of course there were new ones. So in the beginning I had my work cut out for me. A lot of people I had to make connections with.
It was not simple and a bit of a struggle at the start, but that’s of course my own fault. 😉 I am not the most patient person in the world, but when I set my mind to it, I push through. And patience brings great rewards. This time I was rewarded with a great story. 😊
Honour, power and the family name… those are three of the elements that are very important in this book. There are more, of course. Betrayal, fidelity, revenge are added to the mix and baked into this amazing book.
As I already said there were a lot of characters. If I have to pick one that was my favourite, I cannot do that. I must choose two: George and Felix.
In my opinion George is the most intelligent one and Felix maybe does not always make the right decisions, but he does it with the best intentions.
Family and friends… People you should always be able to trust and count on, but sometimes they are your worst nightmare.
Enemies…You should never trust them and always keep an eye out for them, because they might surprise you. But there are two kinds of surprises. Sometimes it are bad ones, sometimes they are good.
I enjoyed reading this book. 4,5 stars
About the Author
Owen Mullen is a highly regarded crime author who splits his time between Scotland and the island of Crete. In his earlier life he lived in London and worked as a musician and session singer. He has now written 11 books and his first gangland thriller for Boldwood.
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