From the Publisher:It's 1956. A plane bearing a mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly 60 years later, while flying over California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, retired military assassin-turned-civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same.
Voodoo Ridge is a fast-paced adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with the kind of unexpected twists, full-throttle action and wry humor that won Freed's Flat Spin, Fangs Out, the first two installments in the Cordell Logan mystery series, rave reviews and a legion of loyal fans.
My Review: Voodoo Ridge is the third installment in the Cordell Logan series by David Freed. I wish I would have known about it sooner because I thoroughly enjoyed this one!! I just hate I came in without knowing the characters and the past experiences that had taken place. Although, Freed is good about highlighting things that happened in the past books.
So the book starts out in 1956. We are taken to a small airport on a dark and rainy night. I love the first line "It rained that night as if Noah and his Ark were making a comeback." On this night, a man armed with a gun gets the airport security guard to load a heavy container onto an airplane. It's very mysterious and we don't know what's in the container or what it's going to be used for.
Fast forward to the present. Cordell Logan and his ex-wife Savannah are heading to the doctor. She's pregnant! (This is where I wish I would have read the previous books) Apparently, Savannah left Logan for his former fellow covert operator, Arlo Echevarria, 6 years prior. After Arlo's death, they reconciled and are now expecting! With all the good feelings of having a baby together, and the fact that Logan never really did get over Savannah, he asks her to marry him...again. She of course says YES! So off to Lake Tahoe they go.
Logan is a pilot. He was once a National Security assassin, now turned flight instructor. He owns his own plane. Even if it's an old 1973 Cessna, it works and they load it up and head to Tahoe with high hopes and dreams of starting a new chapter in their lives together. Just the three of them. This is where the story get's really interesting.
When they are not far from Lake Tahoe, flying over the mountains, Logan spots a shimmer of light from below. Being a pilot, it's his duty to report it in case it's a downed plane. He does. So what started out as a romantic getaway to remarry, turns into something that will change their lives forever! The story is so good that if I say anything else, I'll give it away! And I don't want to rob anyone of it, so you need to get the book and read the full story :) Just know that there is murder, kidnapping and the mystery that's 60 years old that relates to all of it. Can Logan figure it all out in time?
David Freed has written a great cast of characters. All of which you can just see and really feel like they exist. He writes in such a way that you feel isn't fiction at all but something that is happening while he's telling you about it. Not only is it serious in parts, but it also has great humor in it too.
I really, really enjoyed this book! I have to say, it took me a few chapters to really get into it but after that, I was fully engrossed. I read the first 5 chapters one day and the rest of the book the next. I could not put it down! I had to keep turning the page to find out what was going to happen next. And it did not disappoint! I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery. Click here to purchase on Amazon.
Please note that Voodoo Ridge does not release until May 2014! So bookmark this page so it'll be easy to purchase :)
*****5 Stars Bravo! A must read!