Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mystery Book Review: The End Game by Tod Goldberg

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of The End Game by Tod Goldberg. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

The End Game by Tod Goldberg

A Burn Notice Mystery with Michael Westen

Signet (Mass Market Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0-451-22676-3 (0451226763)
ISBN-13: 978-0-451-22676-1 (9780451226761)
Publication Date: May 2009
List Price: $6.99

Review: The second tie-in novel to the Burn Notice television series, The End Game by Tod Goldberg, has ex-covert agent Michael Westen taking on a new client, whose family has been kidnapped and held hostage to ensure the outcome of a yacht race.

Weston is the recipient of a "burn notice", the deletion of his identity from all official records. He's made it his personal mission to find out who burned him and to get himself reinstated, before he's erased ... permanently. In the meantime, stuck in Miami with no place to go, he accepts cases that take advantage of his unique talents.

Gennaro Stephano is a master yachtsman who has entered his boat in a high-stakes race. But before the race begins, his family is kidnapped, the ransom demand being Stephano get to the finals, but lose the race. Westen and his friends, Sam and Fiona, have to enter an elite world where the competition is deadly and money is not the only thing worth dying for.

The End Game is a breezy, entertaining episode (as it were) in this series. Readers unfamiliar with the overall premise are soon brought up to speed and quickly immersed in Westen's latest undercover case. The characters are as colorful and dynamic as the city they inhabit, and Westen in particular has a wry sense of humor. It's all good fun as it should be, and The End Game is an engaging addition to both the television and print series.

Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The End Game and to Penguin Group for providing a copy of the book for this review.

Review Copyright © 2009 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved

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Synopsis (from the publisher): Ex-covert op Michael Westen has a new client. Paolo Fornelli is Helmsman for a yacht in the Hurricane Cup—a winner-take-all race financed by the super-rich and preceded by a week of highstakes gambling, high-risk business, and high-class attitude. Paolo’s family has been taken hostage. If Paolo ever wants to see them again, he must make it to the final race—and lose.

To find the kidnappers, Michael will have to infiltrate high society and enter a deadly game against deadlier opponents in a world where money isn’t the only thing worth killing for …

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