**I received a free copy of this book from the author for the purpose of reviewing it and I am grateful to him for that privilege.**
DETAILS: Prepare by Geoffrey Germann. Copyright 2012. Thriller. Find it here on Amazon.com
SUMMARY: After seeing the violence and uncontrolled gang warfare in the region of the city known as "The Orchard," Darren Kiel begins dishing out some vigilante justice with a high-tech twist.
PROS: The action was well-written and fast-paced with lulls in just the right moments. The plot was well thought out and made rational sense, which can sometimes be a sticky point with books like this. Once I got into the story, I had a hard time putting the book down. There was also a neat twist at the end that I didn't see coming and which didn't seem contrived simply for the sake of having a twist. The back story of the characters was nicely dolled out in small quantities, as were the explanations for some of the main characters actions.
CONS: The first couple of chapters I was a little confused as to the setting, which at first seemed to be almost a science-fiction-type world or maybe somewhere in the future. I am a fan of "jumping right into the story" but a little more introduction as to the environment would have been nice. There were also a couple of typos that I notice, although they easily could be printing errors.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a fast, enjoyable read with a very good plot. Four stars out of five.