Games. Each character in Marcus Sakey’s new thriller, The Amateurs, exhibits poor judgment consistently. Four individuals have gravitated toward each other for a regular Thursday night bar meeting at which they play games to avert attention from the emptiness of their lives, and their struggle to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction. As Sakey has done in his earlier books, he’s created individuals who feel the way many readers feel, but who do things that most of us would never do. What these four amateurs do will require a reader to suspend a lot of disbelief. Sakey keeps the tension high, the action interesting, and allows readers to become immersed in the story. The Amateurs delivers thrilling entertainment.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)