True Fiction by Lee Goldberg
My rating: 4 Stars
TransAmerican Flight 976 crashes in Waikiki. Bestselling writer Ian Ludlow is horrified. He knows this was no accident. Several years ago Ian and several other writers were approached by the CIA to create terrorist storylines with the idea of preparing the government for ultimate disaster preparedness. This horrific crash is one of the scenarios Ian created, and was also the plot of one of his novels.
Ian immediately discovers that the other writers that were with him when he was at the author retreat – attended by the CIA – are all dead. He then realizes that two very recent accidents he experienced were not accidents at all. He is next. The CIA is trying to kill him too. While about to flee, Ian, and his author escort, Margo French, are almost the victims of being run down. The chase is on! Now Margo is also collateral damage. They are now on the run of their lives! Assassins are always hot on their trail.
What an incredible page-turner! The action is nonstop. There is humor, enhanced by true unrealism when the writer becomes the hero and foils the CIA! True Fiction is the first in Lee Goldberg's new series. I have to admit reading this prolific author is new to me, although I’ve been seeing his name for years. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to NetGalley for this ARC to review.