Hunt has put together a taut page-turner. The complex story is carefully presented layer by layer, which keeps the tension and the suspense high. All the pieces come together to give a fascinating look at what the world might be like in the not-too-distant future. While the action drives the story, the colorful characters round out this well-crafted novel.
The clues give Leah and Del several possibilities: a fanatic Muslim government, Cuban Fidelistas, a Colombian drug cartel or a domestic drug dealer. The leads continue to produce surprise after surprise, until the two don't know who to trust. Can Leah, Del and their team get to the bottom of things in time? The bombs are literally ticking. (FORGE, Mar., 336 pp., $24.95)