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Corvette Nightfire (The Z Redemption Trilogy, #2)
Paige Mitchell's review
Apr 23, 2014
The second book in “The Z Redemption Trilogy”, “Corvette Nightfire” quickly establishes that this book is as likely to break your heart as it is to send it racing and that no one is safe in the world of the drug cartels. Just like its predecessor, “Corvette Nightfire” is a fast paced thriller that sucks you in from the very first page and never lets go. The main character, the aptly named Corvette Nightfire is as fast as his name implies: he lives fast, he dances fast and most importantly, he plays poker fast. What begins as a normal day at the casino turns into a high stakes adventure in a matter of minutes as he encounters a girl, a gun, a key and a hell of a lot of money. See? Fast. With no going back and the clock ticking down, Corvette must rely on his skills as a poker player to play a much more dangerous game: saving the life of the woman he has come to love from a calculating and cold-hearted killer. His journey will bring many characters into the mix- some new and some old familiar faces as well- but all serving a purpose to the central storyline. Tightly written and beautifully expressed, this is a story that perfectly balances the worlds of high stakes poker and drug lords with the universal themes of self-doubt, passion, connection, loyalty and maybe most touching, self-discovery. We often do not know what we are capable of until we are pushed to the very brink of sanity and Corvette is a character who is on a two-fold journey- one in the real world and one in his heart and mind. From a readers perspective it is fascinating to watch the struggle and the transformation that this character goes through. The story also offers an interesting cultural aspect that is nicely woven into the fabric of the story- you learn quite a bit about the Mexican culture, the drug cartel culture, and even the Vegas/Poker World culture. All of these details come together in layers that peel away a bit at a time and give the story a depth not seen in many thriller genre books. I really enjoyed “Corvette Nightfire”. It left me feeling very aware that life has a harsh duality- it can be brutally unfair at times and unspeakably beautiful at others. A fabulous read, “Corvette Nightfire” is high stakes and fast paced all around and the reader is all the better for having taken the ride!
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April 22, 2014 – Finished Reading
April 23, 2014 – Shelved