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Once in a while, my inner conspiracist gets the best of me and I feel the need to read about shadowy folks and such. So when I came across The Network and its synopsis (on the cover) I could not help myself. So enough with the blah-blah-blah and other such pleasantries and let’s get on with the bloody review.
Jack Logan is an investigative reporter living in New York. One late night, his life is interrupted by a US Senator named Malcolm Phillips. Phillips is a wee bit bat-shit crazy and panicky as he swears that his life is in danger and makes Jack promise to protect his wife Taylor and to find someone named Jeremy. Ah yes, Jack and Taylor was an item in the past. At first, Jack did not know what to grasp from that strange late night visit until Phillips is found dead in a Micronesian hotel room; an apparent victim of an allergy attack. Right. And everything goes full throttle from this point. As Taylor and Jack work together to find Jeremy, they find themselves being pursued by some very formidable and efficient assailants that are not exactly in the mood for tea and scones. Leading the pursuit is the enigmatic Damon Crosse, the head of shadowy firm known as the Institute, that has indoctrinated a generation of countless political and media power players that has basically turned the world upside down with shitty offerings such as reality TV. I’ve always suspected as much. Unknown to Taylor and Jack, Damon’s pursuit is aimed at capturing Taylor, for she is the key to finding some Biblical treasure that is capable of wielding untold power to the one that knows its true value.
About 400 pages long, Network is a thrilling ride to be sucked into (especially when you’re stuck at home during a bleedy pandemic) where Jack and Taylor is in a literal fight of good versus evil. Think Jason Bourne meets Davinci Code meets Tomb Raider (sort of) meets Constantine (yes, the Keanu Reeves movie). If you are a slow reader, you’ll find your pace slightly quickened as you race towards the end of each page to see what awaits you on the next page. There are some Judeo-Christian themes appears throughout the story that adds greatly to moments of redemption and mercy. Yes, sometimes no matter how far you’ve traveled down those dark paths in life, you can still make u-turns. Damon Crosse is a terrifying villain to the point that I’ll have to admit that the ending is going to be quite a doozy that’ll send some folks reeling. And yes, it might give you some sleepless nights as you try to figure out who’s really pulling the strings in this world. But until then, enjoy the read and sleep tight.

P.S. Hope to read MORE (wink, wink), Miss Shaw.

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