Cordel Logan had been a member of Alpha, a military assassination team. He earned his living as a flight instructor these days and thought his military background was in the past.
His superior was Arlo Echevarria. Logan's former wife, Savannah, left him for Echevarria and now comes back and informs Logan that Arlo has been murdered. She wants Logan's help so authorities will know more of Arlo's past and be able to investigate.
That doesn't provide the incentive but when Savannah's father offers him twenty-five thousand dollars to meet with him, Logan agrees. When he gets the check from Savannah's father, Logan agrees to meet with the authorities in charge of the case.
Logan also begins looking into the murder and learns that his father in law had sent Arlo to Kazakhstan to check on an oil trader just prior to Arlo's murder. Logan learns that the man, Pavel Tarasov, is in the midst of an oil deal that includes Savannah's father, Gilbert Carlisle.
Logan calls in some favors, in particular from a friend in the Department of Intelligence Agency and weaves through the puzzle of the murder.
There were a number of stereotypical characters and parts of the story were predictable. Nevertheless, David Freed can tell a story and I look forward to more of his work in the future.
Posted By mike draper to http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com
at 4/13/2012 01:05:00 PM