I did not realize that Voodoo Ridge was part of a series when I first began it. I think that probably should have been a little bit more obvious by the title and description of the book, but it surprisingly was not a deal breaker. Having only read this one book in the series, I would still give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
I do not generally read thriller/action books, but this was one exception that I’m glad I made… it would make a fantastic movie!
The story follows Cordell Logan (who is also the main character in the series) , a former government assassin and current flight instructor. In the beginning of the book he spots some wreckage from an airplane, and he sets out to try to find out what happened. The plane crash ends up being very old, but there is a fresh body at the scene, which causes a chain of exciting events.
Logan ends up having to be the hero and try to rescue his damsel in distress, making a choice to work for “the bad guys” in order to save the woman he loves. It was a true page turner and I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next!
David Freed did an amazing job writing this book. I know very little about the military, police investigations, or flying an airplane, but he went into so much detail that I felt like the information was refreshingly authentic. He is either an expert on these matters in real life, or he did an amazing job researching them. This book also has a great amount of insight into Logan’s mind that I thought was very valuable in establishing a connection to the main character. This level of detail is not what I would have expected from an action book and it was fantastic.
I was very happy with the ending of this book and am now officially intrigued… I will be getting my hands on more of David Freed’s books in this series for sure.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by The Permanent Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.