Gerry Boyle is an awesome award-winning novelist who has written more than a dozen books, some of which were translated into six languages. I always look eagerly for Gerry’s new novel.
I really think Port City Crossfire is one oh his best. It grabbed me in the first chapter, when Police Officer Brandon Blake kills a teenage boy. Of course, Blake doesn’t know he’s teenager, because the boy is wearing a mask, and he also doesn’t know the boy’s gun is a toy.
After asking the boy repeatedly to drop his gun, when the boy points his gun at Blake and says he’s going to kill him, Blake shoots and kills the boy. And when Blake takes off the mask, and sees that he’s killed a boy, he is devastated.
This tragedy troubles Blake through the rest of the book, as the media and lots of people attack Blake for killing the boy.
A short time later, Blake finds a diary written by a teenage girl. That girl is now in her 40s, and partnered with a very abusive man, who gets into a fist fight with Blake when he tries to deliver the diary to the woman.
After that, things go from bad to worse, but I don’t want to give away the entire story. Well, I will tell you that people start attacking and shooting at Blake.
And here’s my warning: make sure, when you start reading this book, you have time to read it all quickly. Because you won’t be able to put it down. Enjoy!