Todd Babiak introduced us to Christopher Kruze and his wife and daughter in Come Barbarians. His family was killed in this initial political intrigue and in Son of France we catch up to a damaged and morose Kruze who (with his security company) has been hired to protect the mayor of Paris. Kruze does his job and by tackling the mayor, saves his life in a grenade attack in the Jewish quarter. Not everyone is as lucky and an up-and-coming politician dies, along with a number of others. It is a terrorist attack and through a series of twists, Kruze and Tvzi, his partner, are hired to assassinate the leader of the terrorist group. Except they are led to kill the wrong man and evil though he is, repercussions from his murder, put Cruze in danger, cost Tvzi his arm and threaten a woman and child he has come to care for. There are sub-plots galore and twists and blind alleys. If you enjoy political intrigue and graphic thrillers with a good solid literary base, Son of France is for you. I expect to see more of Christopher Kruze; he seems doomed to live through more intrigue and never find the peace he yearns for.
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