A Patriot’s Act by Kenneth Eade is a tight, legal thriller and the second book in the Brent Marks series. When Ahmed, a naturalized US citizen of Iraqi descent is mistakenly held by the government and sent to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Brent Marks, a top Californian attorney, is hired by the accused’s wife to free him. But Marks is faced with the mammoth task of fighting against the American government in a world that has the power to make any evidence – or person – disappear rather too conveniently. He must beat the very system he believes in to get justice for his client.
Eade, a lawyer by profession, weaves legal dialogue, corruption and international action to create a pacey read with echoes of Grisham, Baldacci and Clancy nipping at his writing heels. Law issues as well as forensics and police procedures are clearly explained with such authority as to add gritty realism in and out of the courthouse, but it’s within the court drama that Eade really packs some punch. With some success with the first book of the series, Predatory Kill, this second saga looks sure to satisfy his growing base of readers. Out October 17th.