An Absence of Justice

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Roderick Cyr, author of An Unexpected Outcome and An Accidental Abduction, has webbed a complex, international thriller in An Absence of Justice that will hold the reader’s attention from the first page to the last. Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Camille Chevalier, Elyse Moreau, and other characters rapidly travel around Europe in hopes of thwarting death and upholding the arm of justice. An Absence of Justice compels readers to consider the authority of the judicial system and to confront the outcome when the law fails to hold the affluent accountable.

While all of the characters relate to politics and government in one way or another, the fact that they all come from different backgrounds makes their personalities relatable to the reader. Even the brief encounters with the villainous include precise details that establish a polished, thorough depiction. The protagonists, meanwhile, unveil one layer of themselves after another as the drama ensues. Each protagonist is more than meets the eye, and everyone is hiding something. Cyr has developed well-rounded, intelligent characters that make thoughtful discoveries and tactful decisions on the road to justice.

Cyr’s short chapters and constantly changing point of view generates a narrative with momentum and energy that moves the story along quickly. These techniques engage the reader in a way that translates the sense of urgency from the story to the reader, thereby drawing him further into the treacherous plot. Furthermore, Cyr fills the narrative with cliffhangers that will have the reader yelling at the book in trepidation. Roderick Cyr’s An Absence of Justice is too good to put down and will leave you on the edge of your seat. The momentum and intensity of An Absence of Justice easily earns the work a 4 star rating. Ideal for book clubs, Cyr’s work inspires readers to analyze the book’s themes critically and draw personal conclusions. With any luck, Cyr has already started working on the sequel and will unveil the next suspenseful thriller in no time.


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Author Roderick Cyr
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 302 pages
Publisher CreateSpace
Publish Date 08-Sep-2015
ISBN 9781516853458
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Issue November 2015
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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