A LOOSE END by David Morsilli

A LOOSE END

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After witnessing a murder, an ordinary man thrusts himself into the middle of a CIA coverup in this thriller.

David Walker always knew that he was destined to do more with his life than sell voice-messaging systems for corporate America. While grabbing lunch at a cafe, he spots a woman who, for some reason, seems to stand apart from the crowd; something about her just feels different. He watches as she has a fast, discreet exchange with an apparently Russian man before exiting the cafe. David follows his instincts and leaves, too, and he ends up trailing the woman through the streets of New York City. But before he can catch up with her, another man intercepts her—and within seconds, she collapses to the sidewalk, dead. The killer’s eyes meet David’s, and the salesman knows that he’s been marked by the killer, although he manages to escape for the moment. What David doesn’t know is that the woman was after secret information that proved that the Russians were in possession of her family’s artworks, which were stolen from Germany at the end of World War II. He also doesn’t know just how far the U.S. government’s involvement in all of this goes. The storyline is intriguing and will have readers flying through the chapters to see what happens next. Debut author Morsilli does a superb job building up intrigue by alternating between the protagonist’s adventure into clandestine government operations and scandalous historical facts that make up the conspiracy at the heart of the book. In reality, some Nazis were brought to America by the CIA after the war to help fight against the Soviets during the Cold War. However, Morsilli’s plot takes this idea and pushes it even further—and it may leave some readers questioning if this really is just a work of fiction.

A jaw-dropping thriller about one man’s quest to uncover the truth. 

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-692-82518-1
Page count: 274pp
Publisher: Self
Program: Kirkus Indie
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