BOOK REVIEW: Francis Laurent
by Schuyler Randall
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
Birmingham, Alabama, is a bustling city on the move in the era of Prohibition. It’s a time of corruption, a time where it is tough to be an honest man of the law. Bureau of Investigation officer Francis Laurent finds that out the hard way when his partner and best friend August Day is gunned down in cold blood by a corrupt BOI agent and his gang of thugs during a high-stakes heist on the highway. When Laurent’s commanding officer pulls him off the case without a good reason, this man of the law begins to suspect a cover-up and decides to take action to exact justice on those responsible. Finding allies in unexpected places, his winding tale of revenge and redemption is told through the eyes of his estranged daughter Raina, as she nears the end of her time in a state medical institution. If anyone can understand Francis’s desire to mete out justice and make the punishment fit the crime, it’s Raina. She has more than a few of her own demons buried just beneath the surface when it comes to playing judge, jury…and executioner.
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This book isn’t something I would normally pick, but I liked it. It’s kind of a crime thriller.
The story switches back and forth between Francis Laurent’s story being told by his daughter to his daughter’s present day situation in a medical facility. Francis is a Bureau of Investigations officer. After his partner and friend August Day is killed in a heist, Francis takes it upon himself to hunt down every single person involved in the crime that led to Day’s murder…and make them pay.
The story gets pretty intense from the revenge perspective. In the end, it was a decent story. You may like it if you tend to enjoy crime thrillers.