Friday 14 June 2019

Book Review: Border Son

From the Back:

"This is a story that will stay with the reader long after the last page."--Lynette Eason, bestselling author of the Blue Justice series

It's been years since Edward Kazmierski has seen his wayward son, or even allowed thoughts of him to enter his mind. The last place he knew Tyler to be was in an El Paso jail six years ago. Then, in one day, he receives a cryptic phone call from a woman that his son needs him, another from a federal agent searching for Tyler, and a terrifying visit from the Mexican cartel. The chain of events set into motion by one impulsive act will almost certainly lead to death--for Tyler and for those who try to help him. But before Ed can recover his son, he will have to tear down the wall that has been built up between them.

The dangerous streets of a Mexican border town come into sharp focus in a suspenseful retelling of the Prodigal Son story like you have never heard before.
My Reflections: 
Samuel Parker packs an emotionally charged thought-provoking punch in his newest title "Border Son." The storyline is a roller coaster of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged until the end. The ride does start off slowly, but once the momentum hits, you are hard pressed to put the book down. 

As a parent, I am fascinated with how the best of intentions can go wrong. In this loosely paralleled tale of the prodigal son, we find a very human father (Edward Kazmierski) who yearns to help his troubled son, yet the journey is anything but easy.

Camilla is a dedicated loving mother who would do anything to encourage her son Roberto onto the right path, yet the lengths she will have to pass are enough to test even the strongest of bonds. 

You can tell Samuel Parker has done his research. The novel clearly portrays the frightening underbelly of the Mexican Cartel and the evils that keep it running. How horrifying to find oneself caught up in its grip and the way out is fraught with peril.
This dark and brooding narrative will surely keep you flipping the pages well into the night. It certainly is an adrenaline soaking tale!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Samuel Parker

Samuel Parker is the author of Purgatory Road, named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2017, and Coldwater. Born in Michigan, he was raised on a never-ending road trip through the US.
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