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THE PUPPET MASTER
JAN COFFEY
ISBN# (10)0778326101/(13)9780778326106
January 2009
MIRA
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3BK9
Paperback
$6.99 U.S./$6.99 Canada
400 Pages
Fiction/Thriller
Rating: 4 Cups

Alanna Mendes works at NASA. While getting ready for a satellite launch, her fiancé, Ray, supposedly dies in a fishing accident. After Alanna goes through depression and withdrawals, he returns.

David Collier’s qualifications match the company’s new job openings. He desperately needs this job for his eight-year-old daughter, Leah. With her kidneys failing, the treatments are costly.

Jay Alexei has a high-school degree, yet the new job offer is tempting. He is surprised the company wants him after he served time in prison. Jay does not wish something that will produce jail time again.

Steven Galvin worries about wife, Kei, and son, Nathan. He sells his business, and still has millions, to do whatever it takes to find out Nathan’s whereabouts.

David will do anything to protect his daughter and stabilize her health. Jay realizes the new job requires intense training. Steven is at the end of his rope when son, Nathan, decides to travel the world and now is lost. Alanna has a troubled soul. One part lives for passion, love and happiness, the other thrives on reason and responsibility. Will Steven’s money be enough to locate his son? Will David be able to save his daughter? Will Alanna leave her job to be with her fiancé, whom she thought dead? Will Jay’s new job send him back to prison? Four people trying to survive, with someone pulling the strings, but what do they really have in common?

The Puppet Master will enthrall the reader and hold them in suspense, as well as allowing them to practically bond with the powerful characters. I could hear the sadness that engulfs David when he speaks of his deceased wife, while trying to protect his daughter. I like the way Jan Coffey explores the different players, along with their actions. The story was so well-written; this reader could share in the fear, the passion, and the drama that accompanies every player in this giant puzzle of events. I was blown away by the struggles of each one. I can say Jan Coffey definitely gives much thought to the story, leaving the audience electrified.

Cherokee
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