by James Siegel
4 stars - oh what fun
If you're looking for an easy, action packed, totally distracting read, look no further.
Detour is the literary equivalent of a Bruce Willis movie.
Paul and Joanna Breidbart are off to Columbia to adopt a baby. Uh oh.
Bad stuff happens so fast in this book that I dare not provide any more information.
Let's just say, lots of twists and turns (but, seriously, is the outcome ever in doubt?). Who cares? Cartoonish violence that won't give you nightmares (well, won't give me nightmares). Jungle, city, bad guys, good guys, good/bad guys, you name it.
Bonus! One of the main characters is an actuary who lapses into the occasional calculations of the probable outcomes of events. Who wouldn't?
Whoosh! Feel like my reading brain just got a rotor router.