The Security

Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
281 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2021
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The Security by Robert J. Morrow is a compelling thriller involving kidnapping. Benny is a very rich man and his wife has just been kidnapped or has she? He knows this is for a ransom and Benny is determined he is not paying any ransom to anyone. So he sends his mistress off to a Caribbean island so she is not targeted. However, there is a lot happening that Benny doesn't know: the FBI, CIA, and his wife have connived to hire The Dutchman to handle the transaction. But can The Dutchman be trusted? He is about to execute a plan that no one saw coming.

The Security is a riveting story that explores greed and kidnapping, a narrative with sophisticated characters and good plot points. The story has an intriguing premise; the kidnapping of the wife of a rich man gives a lot for readers to ponder. But in Robert J. Morrow's masterful novel, nothing is what it seems. The twist in the story is mindblowing. The characters are well-developed and they are both emotionally and psychologically rich. The use of situational irony is brilliant and it adds to the entertaining strength of the narrative. Benny truly believes that his wife has been kidnapped but the reader doesn't trust the wife and the expert hired to handle the transaction operates with duplicity that is carefully veiled and can hurt everyone soon. The chapters are well written with scenes that are focused and beautifully crafted. This is a novel with a huge potential to entertain readers.

Viga Boland

The Security by Robert Morrow is a rush in every way. Once you start reading it, if you can put it down, you’ll be rushing back to it first chance you get. If you love wealthy lifestyles, exotic venues, and glamorous people, you’ll get a rush from reading about Natalie, a very rich man’s mistress; Emma, the rich man’s showcase wife; and Drew, who is connected to both in a way you won’t expect, along with how and where they all hook up. And if you get a rush from sinister, cruel, deranged killer kidnappers who resurface just when you think they’re dead, well, like I said, you’re in for a real rush when you read this psychological thriller.

Most of the action takes place on fancy boats and tropical islands, all excellently described by the author. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wishing you could join Natalie for a cocktail with one of those colorful plastic umbrellas in it while you take in beautiful views of lush greenery and the sparkling ocean. But you really wouldn’t want to be there…at least not under the circumstances in which Natalie ultimately finds herself: a prisoner and pawn in a greedy, evil game that ultimately involves both the FBI and the CIA. Between the picturesque settings, the intriguing characters, the various unscrupulous motivations and more unexpected twists - especially at the end - than one usually gets in thrillers, Robert Morrow has crafted an absorbing story that borders on unbelievable but yet is entirely possible. Enjoy the rush!