Sunday, 15 September 2013

Book review: First Daughter - Eric Van Lustbader

First Daughter

The blurb.
When an accident takes the life of his daughter, Emma, ATF agent Jack McClure blames himself, numbing the pain by submerging himself in work. Then he receives a call from his old friend Edward Carson. Carson is just weeks from taking the reins as President of the United States when his daughter, Alli, is kidnapped. Because Emma McClure was Alli's best friend, Carson turns to Jack, the one man he can trust to go to any lengths to find his daughter and bring her home safely.

My opinion.
The mention of the Jason Bourne series set the bar high, and I wasn't disappointed. The story grabbed my attention from the very first page. 
The story contains a lot of flash backs into Jack's history, and although most of them turned out to be relevant to the story, it did slow it down considerably. The second half of the book though was so exciting I couldn't put it down, not even for a good night sleep. All the background information and anecdotes found their meaning in the story and all this build up tension led to an amazingly thrilling read with some very unexpected turns. I'm intrigued by Jack McClure's character and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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