is Mine by Bonita Wagner
Writers Club Press/iUniverse.com - August 2001
Suspense, Thriller, Police procedural
Reviewed by Shannon
I. Bigham, Myshelf.com
There is a drug called
"Boomers" that is highly addictive. It just takes one pill and
an experimenting teen can turn into an addict. Texas Rangers Travis Bonham
and Manny Ruiz investigate and try to get down to the bottom of who is
ruining lives by selling Boomers.
Bonham and Ruiz's investigation
is the focus of this fast-moving story. Bonham and Ruiz have an action-packed
investigation, which leads to shoot-outs with murderers and drug dealers,
working with street informants, chasing illegal aliens, discovering drug
labs, interaction with defense attorneys, and undercover operations at
a seedy, secretive business. We become familiar with a few of the many
teens that are taking Boomers and we get a look at how life altering this
horrific drug can be for so many people.
As the investigation
ensues, finding the source of the Boomers becomes personal for more than
one person in this story. The damage inflicted by Boomers changes the
lives of many and the suspense mounts as Bonham and Ruiz attempt to close
in on the perpetrator. A high-profile defense attorney becomes involved
in the case, which adds an interesting angle to the story.
The author keeps you
highly entertained with her action-packed, fast-moving story. The suspense
starts at chapter one and increases with every chapter. The book has some
interesting twists that keeps the story original. The characters of Bonham
and Ruiz are exciting to read about and a bit of humor is interspersed
in the book. The writing is crisp and concise. I liked the fact that the
chapters in "Vengeance Is Mine" were short. It kept the story
moving quickly and I found myself wanting to read "just one more
chapter" before I forcing myself to put the book down for a break.
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a taut, fast, suspenseful
story that centers on a criminal investigation.