Luthecker – Book Review
If you are a fan of tightly woven thrillers that keep you enthralled from start to finish with their complex plots, intriguing characters, and escalating suspense, you will love Luthecker by Keith Domingue. This Los Angeles screen writer has truly penned a home run with his first novel!
Luthecker is the story of an extraordinarily gifted young man who is labeled a terrorist when he tries to use his gifts for good – but crosses the wrong people in the process. Since no good deed goes unpunished, as the old adage goes, Luthecker soon finds himself on the run as one of the US government’s most wanted fugitives – primarily, due to the greed of one man with an extraordinary thirst for power who wants to harness Luthecker’s powers for his own personal gain.
Here’s a profile of a few of the main characters you’ll meet in this book:
ALEX LUTHECKER lives off of the grid. He prefers the comfort of the night. He avoids the crowded and chaotic daylight hours, because the relentless anxieties of the multitudes overwhelm him. This is because Alex has a rare gift. He is a pattern reader. Patterns in nature, patterns in social groups, patterns in individual behavior, he can recognize them all. With one conversation, he knows all of your secrets. He can tell you exactly who you are. He can tell you exactly how your life is going to end.
For Alex, it’s not magic. It’s math.
NICOLE ELLIS works in the energy business. She trades futures in the lifeblood of civilization: crude oil. With the help of her patented pattern recognition software, PHOEBE, she has the uncanny ability to predict trends in oil production and consumption. And at the tender age of twenty-five, she is recognized as one of the best in the business, with the bank account to show for it.
For Nicole, who grew up with nothing, the world is hers.
RICHARD BROWN was a highly respected intelligence officer during both Gulf Wars. He oversaw rendition squads, making sure that his interrogators didn’t cross the line into torture, and if they did, that no one would ever be the wiser. The only thing that mattered to the government was that Brown always got his man. His track record of success allowed his move into the private sector, eventually heading the corporate entity known as Coalition Properties, the largest military contractor in U.S. history.
For Brown, the commodity he trades and sells is power.
And here’s where things really get interesting:
A terrorist attack on a Saudi oil refinery sets the paths of all three on a collision course, an encounter that threatens to upset the balance of power in the world. Alex must learn to forge relationships and become a leader in order to save the lives of not only him and Nicole, but also those of his loose band of allies, as he becomes one of the most sought after fugitives in history.
I’m not going to tell you any more about Luthecker because I don’t want to spoil your reading experience – but if you are a fan of television shows like Person Of Interest, Touch, and 24 – consider this an essential read!
Be aware that this book does contain some adult language and violence.
Nonetheless, I rate this book 5/5 stars and look forward to the release of the upcoming sequel – Luthecker: Origins!
About Keith Domingue
Keith Domingue is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, and has written scripts for MGM Studios, Dimension Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures. His first original screenplay ONE THIRD, is being produced by Safady Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, and is scheduled to begin production in 2014. Luthecker is his first novel.
For More Information:
- Connect with Keith on Facebook.
- Visit the Luthecker Book Tour Page.
- Luthecker is available on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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