This is the second book I’ve read by Andrew Gross, the first being Judge and Jury. That book started off with children being blown up on a school bus and I found it so tasteless that I didn’t finish the book.
This book was recommended, so I gave it a good shot. It also starts with the murder of a child and her parents while her brother watches on. Later in the book, another family is kidnapped and all apparently killed, including the children.
My issue is that the plot and level of writing in the book aren’t good enough to offset this level of violence to innocent parties, particularly children. It’s supposed to be a thriller set in the financial world, but there’s no depth to it, the author merely mentioning the names of some banks/hedge funds and a couple of exotic product types to sound informed.