BOOK REVIEW: WHIPSAW
Three million dollars is a tremendous amount of ransom money but that is the amount that David LaCosta is willing to pay to get back Whipsaw, a new computer game designed by DelaTek, and to keep the kidnappers from putting the game on the internet for anyone to play for free. Matt Donahue is retired from DelaTek and hates David LaCosta but when he is summoned to the DelaTek office he decides to put in an appearance. That is when he finds about the loss of Whipsaw and the ransom demanded. Not only is he shocked by this news but finds that the kidnappers have demanded that Donahue deliver the ransom himself.
Matt hates LaCosta and left the company after his wife Carol left him for David LaCosta and the lure of money and luxuries. After LaCosta explains that if Whipsaw is lost the DelaTek stock will be worthless and it is the DelaTek stock that is paying Matt's expenses and allowing his early retirement, Matt reluctantly agrees to deliver the money but finds he is getting deeper and deeper into a scheme that eventually causes many deaths.
To add a little more excitement to the story a gang is after him for chasing down one of their members and recovering a camera stolen from a San Francisco tourist. Matt finds it difficult to tell if the people behind the kidnapping scheme are causing him problems or some member of the gang that has him on their list for revenge.
Whipsaw is an interesting and exciting book. Matt Donahue is a wonderful character and I hope to read more books based on Matt's escapades.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID
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