Friday, July 26, 2019

The Chain

Diabolical. Fans of action thrillers are those readers most likely to enjoy the clever plot and fast pace of Adrian McKinty’s novel titled, The Chain. The life of protagonist Rachel O’Neill seems to finally turn in the right direction, given successful chemotherapy for cancer and completing her divorce from an immature husband. Instead, her thirteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Raising the ransom required was a stretch, but more insidious was the other condition: the requirement that Rachel kidnap someone else’s child to continue a long running chain of serial abductions to enrich the diabolical kidnappers. We may think our morality is certain and fixed, but what would most parents do to save one’s child? McKinty puts that question before all readers and leaves us with a well-told and memorable story to think about as we ponder what we would do. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Chain from

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