“The way I figure it, when you meet your maker he adds up all the good deeds you’ve done in your life. All the charity, and the giving, and the kindness.Like he’s got a big abacus. And then he weighs all that against your bad deeds. You know, errors in judgment, nasty thoughts you might’ve had, times when you were dishonest. Alden Sterling – Doing Max Vinyl
Max Vinyl’s type of success story can only happen in America. Rising from humble beginnings, he has reached the height of the computer recycling racket. Problem is, he’s using Lake Michigan as his own personal profit center. Even that wouldn’t have been a problem if his environmentalist girlfriend Tris hadn’t found out his dirty secret. And while Max is devastated by his love crashing down around him, he’s about to learn that the rage of a woman scorned packs far more firepower and potential for destruction than he had ever imagined.
Iraqi War veteran Annie Ogden has spent three depression-filled months living in a cabin in a forest preserve trying to re-discover her purpose in life. When two of Max’s thugs threaten Annie’s sister, she is dragged into his corrupt world in an unwitting alliance with the environmentalist,Tris. And for Max, that’s really bad news. Will he hold up under the coordinated attacks of two angry women? Will Annie find the inner peace that has escaped her so far? As things spin completely out of control and complications mount, it’s all Max can do to stay one step ahead—until it’s all he can do to stay alive!
I thought this was going to be a lighthearted novel when I started reading it. It turned dark rather quickly in an interesting way. My attention was grabbed immediately.There were a lot of characters in the book, but they all related to each other in one way or another. I never lost my way in the story and that’s important when you have such a huge cast of characters to keep up with. There were pieces mixed into the story that explained the environmental aspects of the story, but they never felt out of place. The way Brooke worked them into the dialogue and the story kept the pace going.There was just enough suspense to keep you turning the pages. I also felt that it was written in such a way it was hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. You felt sympathy for the bad guys even as you were rooting for them to lose. This book keeps you guessing at what is going to happen next, and I look forward to reading the next Annie Ogden book. Great job Fred!!