Those who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta; 2014; $26.00; 388 pages; Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY; 978-0-316-12255-9; checked out from Multnomah County Library, North Portland; 8/4/17-8/6/17
Why did I read this? I had a book by Michael Koryta years ago and enjoyed it. Also there were two recommendations at the top of the front of my copy from two of my favorite authors, Lee Child and Harlan Coben.
A young man finds a dead body in a quarry and then he witnesses another murder. His parents don’t want to put him in traditional witness protection. He is sent to Montana and into a program like outward bound in the hope that he won’t be found. However the psychopathic brothers that have been hired to kill him have some particularly expedient methods of gathering information. They find him in the wilds of Montana and he and his mentor, and another person they encounter are almost able to evade them for the most part and then the twist happens.
Grade-A, this is one of the most exciting thrillers that I have read in a long time and I will be looking forward to reading even more by Michael Koryta.