December 15, 2010
Book Review: Blood of My Brother by James LePore
Pick up James LePore's Blood of My Brother and you will find a book that has unstoppable action, twists and turns and plenty of suspense. Fans of Robert Ludlum will enjoy this lighter option.
Mr. LePore makes liberal use of flashbacks throughout Blood of My Brother and to great benefit. The flashbacks give us insight into attorney Jay Cassio, private investigator Dan Del Colliano and the mysterious Isabel Perez and how all three tie together. I felt the flashbacks were the strongest part of the book, along with the action-packed portion of the story that took place in Mexico.
Mr. LePore proves to be a fluid storyteller as well as a master of vivid descriptions. Reading Blood of My Brother I could hear the Newark neighborhood kids playing ball, feel the humidity of Miami and Mexico, as well as the melodic music and accents. It's easy to visualize the stories of Jay, Dan and Isabel as a movie, so well developed are both their characterizations as well as the overall storyline. There were a few places in the book where I felt the storyline may have been a bit slow paced but the action quickly picked up and made up for any drags I perceived.
Readers of taut action will thrill over Blood of My Brother's chase sequences and rundowns with a Mexican drug cartel, while those readers who enjoy suspense stories with a bit of mystery will find no complaints. Blood of My Brother whet my appetite for action, excitement and international intrigue and I was left satiated upon the book's conclusion.
I would recommend Blood of My Brother to any reader looking for a solid story with action, intrigue and mystery. You won't be disappointed.
Blood of My Brother is available for preorder now at major booksellers, including Amazon. It will be released on December 28, 2010. I am an Amazon affiliate. If you make a purchase through my link, I will receive a small commission.
For more information on author James LePore, please visit his website.
Review copy of this book provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.