Evelyn Morgan is a newly minted team leader placed in charge of one of the FBI's elite anti-terrorist squads after tracking a world-renowned assassin for most of her adult life. Tasked with discovering the original sources of funding for a terrorist cell operating in a suburb of Washington, D.C., she is quickly ensnared in an international conspiracy when all contact is lost with the terrorists. While scrambling to find the terror cell, Morgan uncovers a plot more sinister than she could have thought possible. One of her agents wants her dead, and will stop at nothing to accomplish the goal.
You don’t get a lot of introduction with this book. It’s along the lines, you’ll catch up as the story unfolds. I like this approach for Keyser Run. The synopsis gives you the general idea of the story and the clues are revealed little by little. Mr Austgen doesn’t bog you down with the back story either, but allows the characters’ thoughts and actions to tell you about themselves. It works for him and for the story.
The world building is there, but fluid. The characters are written, but not completely. It’s a very interesting approach and actually refreshing. My imagination came into play until I was given more information. It was nice to not have the story spoon fed to me. Actually if Mr Austgen had taken that approach, I would have put Keyser Run down.
I didn’t put it down and had to make myself stop. Immediately upon finishing Keyser Run, I was able to get Muckross Folly from NetGalley (thank goodness). Oh yeah, how do you like the titles? They are quirky enough to catch your attention, aren’t they?