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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Aventine Press
San Diego, CA
Genre: Fiction/Mystery
Rating: Good
ISBN: 1593306636, $16.95, 287 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:

“Jamison Everett is an ex-cop struggling to put his life back together after a series of tragic events cost him his career. Drifting through life, he is hired by his late grandfather’s distribution company to locate Michael Reyes, a corporate analyst who has missed a crucial research deadline.

“At first, every lead appears to be a dead end, but it doesn’t take long for Jamie to spot a shadowy figure tracking his every move. Then Reyes’s research is linked to a possible cover-up within the company. With questions beginning to outnumber answers, and whispers of a connection to his grandfather’s untimely death beginning to swirl, Jamie vows to get to the truth no matter what the cost. But when a group of thugs try to take him out in a crowded mall parking lot, he realizes that the culprits will stop at nothing to keep things quiet.”

The Journey Through Illusion is a fast-moving, ex-cop/mystery read, well written and basically well edited. Author Glenn Willoughby is a consummate, creative writer and has done an excellent job. If you like mysteries with lots of descriptive detail and convolution, this might be a mystery for you.

Kaye Trout - July 26, 2010