Nothing shatters the illusion of reality in a thriller more quickly than a ludicrous and gratuitous detail. And in this improbable thriller, Baldwin strains credulity to the breaking point when he describes a character as having received advanced medical and legal degrees by the age of 11. In Duraleigh, N.C., a hyperpowerful criminal drug syndicate called Fathers Disciples is using Fathers House, a home for disadvantaged boys, to recruit members. Pitted against this group is Assistant District Attorney Ben Lovison, a young prosecutor with links to the house, whose wife is about to give birth to twins, and who is haunted by his past. Given how powerful the Fathers Disciples are—they have infiltrated "the DA's office, the police department, and most of city hall"—the odds are certainly against Lovison, but the tone of the book will leave few readers surprised at how it all plays out.
Reviewed on: 02/17/2014
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