One reviewer I know of called this book 'Jason Bourne meets PETA'. In other words, Kenneth Pazder has written a book that serves both a great cause and our appetite for entertaining adventure stories. The great cause is educating us, the general public, about ongoing animal cruelty enterprises such as laboratory testing of dogs that have been stolen off the street from grieving pet owners. The adventures are served up to us by a former member of Canada's special forces, our country's answer to America's navy seals and other special forces. The adventures are indeed well conceived and carried out by KJ, the novel's hero. I have read everything I can from such great adventure writers like David Baldacci and David Silva. This first time author entertained me, keeping me intrigued and suitably surprised by plot twists, to the standards of other authors such as the two Davids. I am looking forward to the sequel.
Special forces soldier extraordinaire goes from fighting Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, where he saves lives of innocent civilians, to Canada and USA, where he fights crime against animal world with his own brand of justice. With the help of his two dedicated friends - Rafa, a computer wizard and Kiara, a lawyer - he manages to terrorize entire hunting industry in British Columbia, to free thousands of minks from the farm in Colorado and to save dog's life used in dental experiments in Atlanta. Even though he uses lots of sophisticated weaponry obtained through his former military contacts, somehow he is able to avoid any "collateral damage". By making sure there are no casualties he generates lots of positive publicity for his cause. His goal, after all, is to bring animal rights movement to public conscience. At some point, however, he attracts attention of the top FBI "honcho" and, in order to save lives of his friends, he has to change his fighting priorities once again. A very thrilling and fascinating read. At the end of the book author leaves us in suspense, half promising the continuation of the novel. Looking forward to the sequel.