No Man's Land
G. M. Ford
William Morrow, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
o Man's Land
is the thriller of all thrillers. Novelist Frank Corso, introduced in
The Red Tide
, jumps with both feet back into the thriller scene. Kudos to G.M. Ford for another great read.
rotagonist Corso wrote a novel about Timothy Driver, a man who shot and killed his wife and her lover. Through unacceptable behavior – Driver's killed again in prison – he has landed himself a cell in the ultimate security prison for the most vicious of America's criminal minds – Meza Alta. Driver precipitates a prison riot and asks for Frank Corso. Corso ends up with Driver and another psychopath riding around the country trying to evade authorities.
t's a devious plot with enough violence to satisfy anyone’s morbid tastes. I don't know if the characters are realistic or not. I don't know any psychopaths – or do I? But they ring true and are your own worst nightmares. Corso proves to be a staunch personality who brings about a climax totally unlooked for.
here are moments in the story that soar with beauty. Frank Corso obviously enjoys nature (as does his author). Other moments reek with sheer terror. Including the media in the mix adds to the melange of players. They are shown to be rapacious, while the FBI are too protective of their position, not willing to listen to good information. All in all,
No Man's Land
is a very good read. Not to be missed.
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