The Bridge of the Americas: A Jack Sloan Novel
Strategic Book Publishing (2013)
Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (12/13)
Article first published as Book Review: ‘The Bridge to the Americas’ by Larry Seeley on Blogcritics.
This is Larry Seeley's third book in the trilogy and I wish I could have read the other two. I might just look for them and check them out! Seeley’s third in the series, “The Bridge to the Americas”, deals with the murder of a young girl, Mexican drug cartels and Reservation casino gambling. The main character ‘Jack Sloan’ is brought on board by the Chief of a break-away tribe to oversee the construction of a new casino on his reservation.
Jack is reluctant to take on the project and stalls while getting more information on the Chief and his entourage. With the help of his very capable wife, he makes a few inquiries and the more he digs the more dirt he seems to be uncovering. The story gets very entwined with political corruption and bribery. There are moments of illegal acts with elected officials which Jack becomes aware of and then there is his old flame that Jack is going to be involved with. ‘Mattie Helms’ was a woman from Jack’s past and one that he would just as soon forget. But as luck would have it, he is forced to work with her because she is responsible for arranging the financing for the casino construction project. Mattie’s character has a few ‘X’ rated moments in the book so it is not PG-13.
I enjoyed “The Bridge to the Americas” and Mr. Seeley did a very good job with this third book in the trilogy. It kept my attention from the first page to the last and never let me lose the edge. It was fast moving, well written, not an overabundance of filler pages and had an interesting story line. I gave it a B on my scale because I noticed it could have used a bit more editing. But other than that, I recommend it to any adult that enjoys good action-packed detective fiction as it relates to modern day.