Life For Life by J.K. Franko
Book 3: The Talion Series
Publisher: Talion Publishing
Publication Date: PB - August 29, 2020 / e-Book - August 7, 2020
Format: Kindle - 6737 KB
Paperback - 416 pages
ISBN: 978-1999318895ASIN: B08FG675YD
Genre: Crime Thriller
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Buy The Series: The Talion Series
Prequel: The Trial Of Joe Harlan Junior
Book 1: Eye For Eye
Book 2: Tooth For Tooth
Book 3: Life For Life
Book 4: TBA (Publication Date - 2021)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
Roy Cruise and his pregnant wife Susie barely survived an assassination attempt in their own home. The police now have them under surveillance. Meanwhile, Kristy Wise is a loose cannon—she knows too much and is trying to “set things right.”
What goes around comes around. And in this case, Roy and Susie may have pushed things too far. There are too many dead bodies. Too many foes plotting against them.
Roy and Susie must outwit the police and neutralize their enemies once and for all. If not, their days of retribution may end behind bars… or six feet under.
My Book Review:
In Life For Life, book three in the Talion Series, author J.K. Franko takes the reader behind the scenes of a riveting crime thriller as the characters continue on the slippery slope of pursuing the Law of Talion, seeking revenge for tragedies that have occurred to their families, and dodging getting caught for their actions.
In this installment of the series, Author J.K. Franko asks the reader the following questions: what would you do if someone threatened your family? How much farther would you go to get revenge? Can you stop, or is the thirst for revenge too enticing? And what do you do to make sure that the loose ends don't come back to bite you, so that you don't end up either behind bars or six feet under?
Life For Life is a riveting story that easily draws the reader in from the start. I would recommend that you read the series in sequence: Eye For Eye, Tooth For Tooth, and Life For Life. In this installment, the storyline continues as married couple Susie Font and Roy Cruise, try to limit the consequences of their actions of taking the law into their own hands, but unfortunately what goes around eventually comes around.
The author provides the reader with a fascinating and richly detailed crime thriller set in Miami and Austin. You can't help but get drawn into this complicated, fascinating, and multi-layered story told in an alternating first and third person narrative by Susie and Roy's therapist, Catherine Martin. Susie and Roy play an intricate cat-n-mouse game, but there are others that have them in their crosshairs, especially law enforcement, and the quid-pro-quo revenge game that they've played comes to a tragic reckoning. Oh what a tangled web they weave! The author captivates the reader's attention with unsuspecting twists and turns that affects all of the characters, it will simply leave you stunned!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the court case preparation and courtroom drama, it just doesn't get any better than that! Want to know more, than read the series, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Life For Life has enough drama, secrets, deception, and tension that keeps the reader on their toes and guessing as they turn the pages, wondering where the madness would end. But alas ... just when you think that there is a conclusion for the series, the author teases the reader with another surprising cliffhanger ending, and a promise that there will be a continuation of the series with a fourth book in 2021.
Life For Life is a gripping and chilling crime thriller that is a must read for all crime thriller fans.
RATING: 5 STARS
About The Author
J.K. FRANKO was born and raised in Texas. His Cuban-American parents agreed there were only three acceptable options for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect. After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med, he ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then he went to law school (salvaging the family name) and spent many years climbing the big law firm ladder. After ten years, he decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. He went back to school where he got an MBA and pursued a Ph.D. He left law for corporate America, with long stints in Europe and Asia.
His passion was always to be a writer. After publishing a number of non-fiction works, thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight abandoned fictional works over the course of eighteen years, EYE FOR EYE became his first published novel.
J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in Florida.
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