This is a very good first novel! One of the main problems for all authors is how to avoid the clichés. When writing thrillers, there are only a limited number of ways in which the hero can be threatened with injury or death, and escape to fight another day. Stereotypes are everywhere. There are the cops you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley, the overworked social workers, the probation officers who have given up, the whores with a heart of gold, and so on.
The Disposables of the title are children who’ve been failed by the system. When social services left them in abusive homes, our hero stepped in and “liberated” them. Of course this is kidnapping, but he sees it as in a good cause. Except one of those he protects has a powerful father who can pull strings. Now our hero’s life becomes very dangerous. He was a cop but went to jail. Now out on probation, he must keep his nose clean and make arrangements to get the children out of the city (if not the country). It’s going to be a challenge, but our man’s a fighter and he’ll do whatever’s necessary to get the job done.
|Page Count||256 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|