The Grey Man -Vignettes- by J.L. Curtis
This book caused me to postpone my bed time. The last book that was engaging enough for me to forgo my beauty sleep was Red Storm Rising written by a hack named Tom Clancy.
Is the book perfect? No. There are still a few loose ends, story line wise, that beg a prequel and at least a couple of sequels. Some people will not see that as a grave flaw. Those same flaws did not seem to cripple Clancy's career.
It seems like I should write something negative about this book to establish my objectivity. It is required in serious book reviews.
I struggle with writing anything negative because TGM-V- is a self published book. It is 1000 times better than anything I will ever write. TGM-V- would be a little bit stronger if it were more tightly edited. But asking an author to edit his own work is like asking a 3rd grader to drown puppies. It is an unnatural act and it is a tribute to JL Curtis that this book is as awesome as it is.
Will this change your life? Maybe. I know I went out to Yea-Ole-Big-Box Store and bought one of these.
I highly recommend The Grey Man if you enjoy realistic thrillers that will increase your need for caffeine the next morning.