Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 80-85,000 words
“Henry Mosquera is a writer and artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended the University of Miami, Florida, where he obtained a double major in Graphic Design and Film. He enjoys researching his novels, including gaining first-hand knowledge of some of his characters' skills. Henry currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, dog and cat. Sleeper's Run is his first novel.”
For more, visit Mosquera’s website.
“War on Terror veteran, Eric Caine, is found wandering the streets of Miami with no memory of the car accident that left him there. Alone and suffering from PTSD, Eric is on a one-way road to self-destruction. Then a chance meeting at a bar begins a series of events that helps Eric start anew. When his new job relocates him to Venezuela-the land of his childhood - things, however, take an ominous turn as a catastrophic event threatens the stability of the country. Now Eric must escape an elite team of CIA assassins as he tries to uncover an international conspiracy in which nothing is what it seems.”
A spy thriller with a twist. Eric Caine’s in a bad place psychologically. When presented with a helping hand, he grabs it and hangs on. But then the hand-up turns out to be much different than he imagined. As the description says, “nothing is what it seems.”
Although the story has a few minor rough spots, it is fast-paced, with increasing tension, as Eric gets into a situation he could never have anticipated and doesn’t understand. Eric is forced to fight for survival while trying to uncover exactly what happened, who is responsible, and figure out what he can do about it.
Some adult language.
A small number of proofing and copyediting misses.
Rating: **** Four stars