River of No Return: A Jake Kent Novel

David Riley Bertsch. Scribner, $26 (400p) ISBN 978-1-4516-9803-9
Bertsch rewards his readers’ patience in his second thriller featuring former prosecutor Jake Trent (after 2013’s Death Canyon). Trent has found a new, quieter, life as a fishing guide in Wyoming, but his life becomes much less sedate after an old flame, Divya Navaysam, asks him to meet her in Washington, D.C. Divya wants Trent to help her with a group opposed to a plan by an ambitious senator who advocates funding to develop technology that could track illegal immigrants. Divya’s allies fear that the creation of SafeTrak will start the country down a slippery slope toward Orwellian surveillance of the entire population. Meanwhile, Jackson, Wyo., police chief Roger Terrell and his wife travel to China to represent their community on an odd tour that lands them in a bizarre village made up to look just like their hometown. The unrelated plot lines end up fitting together logically and smoothly, and Trent is convincing both as a man of action and as one of thought. Agent: Margaret Riley, William Morris Endeavor. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/24/2014
Release date: 01/06/2015
Genre: Fiction
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