About the author: Ray Donley had always wanted to play point guard in the NBA. When that dream died, he became a lawyer. After writing legal briefs for thirty years, he decided to write a novel, so he could make stuff up. He now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife. He also has two daughters who are in college.
Junior is on the run after an explosion, which killed the president, vice president, the governor of New Mexico, Senior (Juniors dad), and about 1,500 other people. Although Junior was nowhere near the explosion when it happened, he is one of the suspects. He writes in a journal throughout the book. Your actually reading each journal entry from Junior, as he is on the run.
Even though Senior is dead, he still communicates with him through messages, and through other people. The first way Senior contacts him after his death, is through a recorded message. Part of the message said “If you are listening to this, then I am dead and you are alive, which is exactly how I planned it.” Senior knew all about the explosion and made sure that Junior was out of town when it happened.
You can follow Junior through all his travels as he tries to stay hidden, so he doesn’t end up dead. There are many people who are out there to try to kill him, and what they don’t realize, is that he didn’t even do anything wrong. You will be able to read through his journal writings as fugitive on the run.
I was very surprised at how good this book was. The way it started out, I wasn’t so sure I was going to like it, but it turns out I really enjoyed reading it. I love how the book is like reading a journal. Reading through all of Juniors journal writings was what really made me enjoy this book. This is the first time I have read a book that’s like reading a journal. I enjoyed how his father could still connect with Junior even though he was dead. The one thing I didn’t care to much for, was the footnotes at the bottom of some of the pages. Other than that, this book was very good.
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.