Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tipping Point Mystery/Thriller

Tipping Point

By: Tomas Byrne
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense


DESCRIPTION: Ex-US State Department terrorism analyst, Joe Hawkins, and ex-MI6 psychiatrist, Kate Farrow, are whistleblowers wanted by the US and UK authorities—wanted for divulging information relating to a corrupt arms-for-oil deal. Exiled from their homelands, separated from the people they once knew, they are hunted and on the run.
When Joe and Kate learn of the mysterious events unfolding at the headquarters of a prominent environmental group, they know it’s their last chance to fight back. Their journey takes them to the Lost Coast of California and on to an American Indian reservation in the Badlands. Only if they can prevent the loss of innocent life and expose the corporate and government forces conspiring against them, can they stop running. Tipping Point is a powerful and complex story of intrigue and deceit that takes readers on a ride into the dark politics of climate change.

REVIEW:

Mary Beth
Rating: 5.0
Tipping point is an exciting thriller! It's based around the characters Joe Hawkins and Katie Farrow. Both have gone into hiding, which you learn after an exciting, murderous beginning. As it happens, tipping point is a sequel to a novel I haven't read, "Skin in the game". Although, as I said, I have not read the set up for this novel, I found it can easily be read on it's own. The novel is about corporate greed and escaping the confines and control of the government.
That said, Joe and Katie refuse to simply run from the torture and torment that's been following them since the happenings of the first novel. They are going to fight back and they are going to make a difference! This plot is riveting. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end and at parts almost feared I'd become TOO invested in these two protagonists.
The themes of this thriller include government corruption, action, heroism, politics, torture, and much, much more. It's truly horrifying to read stories like this because the average person, if this were real, would seemingly be powerless and/or uninformed. So it's a comfort to follow Joe and Katie as they showcase the fact that they are complete and total bad asses, even if they are more or less forced into showing it.
From describing the Iceland hideaway to the characters' fear and adrenaline, this author has mastered it all. It's a poetic, unusual writing style and I've fallen in love with it.
If you're looking for a fast paced, action packed thriller where you'll be rooting for the heroes at every turn of the "page", this is it!

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