This is a book where the character can’t seem to not get himself into trouble, which makes his adventures tiring, rather than energetic. Also, Jake Fisher is kind of a stalker. He loved a woman for three-months over one summer, and one day she up and married another man and told Jake never to make contact her again. Six years later, he learns that everything he thought he knew was a lie and feels justified in ignoring his promise, and tries to make contact.
This makes him a jerk. Now he wants to find her, for reasons that aren’t even clear to himself – because he still loves her after all of these years, we’re to suppose – and what would be a romantic notion if he’d known her for longer than it takes to get over a rash, feels creepy and delusional.
So, he’s a stalker who finds himself in dutch with the mob and betrayed on all sides. Doesn’t matter because he still has his self-righteous indignation, and nothing will stand in his way!
This story should have ended end with him being institutionalized, because clearly he’s a threat to society. This was my first Harlan Corben book, and I don’t know if I’ll pick up another one.