Russell Blake’s “Fatal Exchange” was a thrill ride that gripped me from the first chapter. The plot twists and turns and keeps you guessing.
It begins with a watch dealer who sells a million dollars worth of watches to an Asian businessman. When it turns out the bills are counterfeit the game is on. The counterfeiters, a foreign government, realize some less than perfect bills are out and they want them back before anyone knows they exist. Enter the Asian hit team.
Tess, a bicycle courier, is the daughter of the watch dealer and when her father is murdered and the bodies start stacking up she realizes she’s probably next.
Throw in a serial killer that is targeting female bike messengers and you have one more twist in the plot. Blake ties it all together brilliantly in a turn you won’t see coming.
The characters are quirky and fun. It’s a definite must read. I for one, can’t wait to read more of Blake’s novels.