Final Twist: Jeffrey Deaver
While at his family’s compound Colter Shaw makes a startling discovery that will send him on a journey that will uncover something that might change the course of history forever. Simple letter would change his life and learning what his father wrote was the start of what will happen next. The letter began by stating that over his years as a professional historian and political scientist, he came to distrust the power of large corporations, institutions, politicians and wealthy individuals who thrive in the netherworld as he puts it between legality and illegality and democracy and dictatorship. He formed a circle of friends to take these people down, but someone got to him first. The company in question that you will read about throughout this novel is Black Bridge Corporate Solutions a firm known for hits work in the shadowy field of corporate espionage. They were behind questionable practices and Ashton Shaw and his colleagues learned and found the most reprehensible was their Urban Improvement Plan. Their purpose was to flood certain communities with cheap drugs hoping to lesson and drive down the rates of real estate for other developers that might want the same areas.
Ashton Shaw was Colt’s father and Black Ridge’s schemes became personal when a friend and former student began looking for a job. The name was Todd Zaleski and he and his wife were killed during what appeared to be a robbery. The players are Ian Helms the CEO of Black Bridge, Ebbitt Droon, facilitator for the company and Crema Braxton, Black Bridge operative in charge of stopping Ashton and now stopping his son. Was an external relationships supervisor.
Amos Gahl hid within a courier bag the information needed to uncover how to stop what this corporation put in place. The documents had to do with engineering projects and shipping and were written or typed in different languages.
When his brother shows up out of nowhere they team up to learn the secrets behind this corporation and the dangers the encounter leads back to the establishment of a law that those in charge of the company state gives the corporation the right to run for government office.
Taught and raised as a survivalist Colter builds a career and life using his skills but helps others by collecting rewards. Huge piles of paper on the table in the kitchen and there were details abut the UIP, and references to other schemes that the company engaged into. Todd Zaleski, his father’s former student turned city councilman whom his father believed was murdered by Black Bridge. A simple hotel that stated that someone was in a Black Bridge courier bag and he does not know where he hid it, but Aston knew that Colter would not stop until he finds it. He found a map identical to the one he found in Echo Ridge except for one difference. All 18 locations were crossed off with bold red X’s. this meant that he would check out the entire San Francisco Bay Area which is quite extensive.
Added in Colter is asked to find a young girl named Tessy and must interview her mother to help find where she might have gone. With limited funds she offered to pay him to find her, but she started let me find her first. Tensions run high, Colter and Russell must find ways to learn more about Black Bridge and take down those on top. Amos met at Eleanor’s house a few times and a man named La Fleur plays a role in helping to learn more but at first does not want to admit he knows anything but there is a third plot and that is the corporation plans to murder a family with the initials SP. Just who are they remains to be revealed. Drugs play a major role in this novel as to what the corporation plants to do with them and how they infiltrate communities to drive down the real estate and more. When Colter uncovers the document and learns what is behind it and why Corporations as excluded from a certain requirement, he is on the trail of a harsh realty and truth behind what Devereux the man in charge is really doing and what he wants. Endgame Sanction is the term and not randomly picked code name at all. The first world would describe Devereaux companies coming into political power and sanction could be read in both senses and Banyan Tree would have permission to what it wanted and the power to punish. Frightening!
As we get to know the underlining reasons behind the corporation and one document that might change the course of history, both brothers must come up with a plan to take them down. The numbers speak for themselves and the drugs and how they are delivered is revealed and the ending will shock readers and hoping to save the family that is their target might be more dangerous than expected and the result you will not believe.
Added in we get to know Mary Dove Shaw and the need for protecting her too as lives are at state and Colter is determined to finish what his father started and those that caused his death. The answers will surprise you and the final revelation is a shocking FINAL TWIST!
Characters that are strong, determined and one Colter Shaw that will not give up until the answers are found. What about Russell will he stay in his life? Find out when you read this outstanding multi-plot novel by author Jeffrey Deaver to learn what happens to Tessy, does he find what Amos hid and what is the shocking reveal at the end.
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