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Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
In The Detour, Dan Icor is a CPA who has seen his father, a simple dentist, taken advantage of because of family. Dan learns at an early age that some people consider themselves privileged and don’t have to live by the same set of rules they impose on others. After being fired for questioning a discrepancy at his bank, Dan comes across a family in serious trouble and takes a chance in helping them. This alters his life forever. After being shot, he heals while displaying supernatural abilities and strength. He inherits earthly goods from his healer and problems after John Strongheart and his whole family is brutally murdered. Faced with the small-town mafia, backed by political power, Dan has to trip them up on their own financial schemes, without being killed before he takes them down.
The Detour is a financial thriller that will grip the reader until justice is meted out to the perpetrators. Author Travis Pearson puts much of his own skills into this novel, giving it a realistic feel with a bit of the paranormal. Pearson touches on many of the problems our country faces within this novel, enlightening the public by using an engaging plot. What does the average person know about financing or the real reason behind gun control, and what about the authority that abuses the people they swore to protect? Dan did not have the law to back him up, but with his new abilities, he could at least defend himself and the ones he loved. I found it ironic that once Dan took down the corruption, the new political face gave the same message as the corrupt one did. This novel is so engaging, exciting, and intense that I was sad when it ended. I would love to read more from this author. Words cannot convey how well written and distinctive this novel is.