The Recruit

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
32 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2020
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Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite

When the FBI comes snooping around MacIntosh's property, he is determined to get them to leave and stay away. They suspect he may be involved in KKK happenings around the town and other places nearby, but MacIntosh is adamant in his response. No. He is not involved in any way. He forcefully makes the FBI leave his land but starts snooping around on his own in secret because he has suspicions about somebody who may, in fact, be part of the clan. The Recruit by W.D. McComb is an intense short story that is full of action, suspense, and great plot development.

I have only recently been getting more into pieces of historical fiction, and I have to say, The Recruit was a great short story! I was hooked within the first few pages and loved MacIntosh's intensity and determination. I picked up on his suspicions about the KKK near the beginning of the story, but the ending still surprised me. It didn't end the way I thought it would, but it was perfect in its own way. Though a novella, the development of both the characters and the plot was thorough and unrushed, and I felt I had a good connection to the story even though it was a short piece. The amount of action throughout the plot was gripping, and I wasn't ready for it to end. W.D. McComb crafted a dramatic piece with this story. I really enjoyed it.