IN HOT PURSUIT, Terry Oliver, 3rd Age World Publishing, 2007, Vancouver
A Review by Janet Hudgins
Before you break the spine of Pursuit you'll see the cover picture that tells you where you are going: off to adventure whatever life offers, wherever it takes you and no looking back. It takes a little courage and imagination for a sixty-something with a family, and don't we all wish? But I digress.
Barney's his name, life is his game and he wants it all. Before he puts down in Vancouver, Canada, he encounters Trish, his seatmate on the plane and a problem drinker. His apartment is a sublet in Vancouver's prime West End that comes with a plethora of bohemians, a dog and a art collection, and while taking care of all of his characters thus far, Barney adds the soup kitchens of the drug infested East Side to his already substantial day care. Then Trish becomes his night charge. And there is still the family in England. Barney's wife and his children each come into the plot but they all must come together when Hunter goes missing.
Terry Oliver's talent is in engaging the reader. He keeps the plot moving and makes the highest and best use of dialogue. If you are over sixty or over your teens, In Hot Pursuit will resonate and you will need to carry it with you until the last chapter.