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Forced Out (2008)

by Stephen W. Frey(Favorite Author)
3.39 of 5 Votes: 1
1597228206 (ISBN13: 9781597228206)
Wheeler Publishing
review 1: I have been reading Frey's books from the beginning. Because of his background, he has been writing thrillers involved in the financial market. So when I picked up this book, I was shocked and excited to see what it was about. He combines baseball, mystery, Mafia, and murder - all my favorite subjects. I enjoyed his characters very much and the plot moved so quickly. It was a book I wanted to call the boss and say I was sick so I could stay home and read, but then I remembered I was the boss so that didn't work! The only complaint I have is it had a LOUSY ending. Maybe I should have taken one star from my rating..... but I just enjoyed this one too much even though I hated the ending!
review 2: I was shocked when I found out that Stephen Frey's new book
... morewasn't a financial thriller but had a baseball aspect to it. I'm used to reading his style. However, this was a nice switch for him. After you got over the fact that you weren't reading a typical Frey novel then you could really enjoy the novel. It does start out kinda slow. I realize he was getting the reader used to the characters and trying to weave how the stories were all going to come together. You have a young phenom baseball player, an old retired baseball scout that has lost everything and a Mafia thug looking to right a wrong. When I read the first two chapter, I was thinking I'm definitely not going to get into this book. Mr. Frey switches around the points of view throughout the same chapter. It's hard to tell who's right and who's wrong and why. However, if you stick with it then the last 60 pages really get you. There are a lot of twists and turns that you don't expect. I would compare it to the movie The Departed. Things happen out of the blue that just make sense after the fact. I enjoyed the interactions of Jack with his daughter and with MJ. I loved that Mr. Frey wrote a black boy and white guy friendship that was real and not just thrown in there for the fun of it. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone out there looking for a fun quick book. You don't have to have read any of Mr. Frey's previous novels to enjoy it. less
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This was good, but I've liked other novels by him better.
Narrated by L.J. Ganser. Author is a good storyteller.
a little "mob" a little baseball..what's not to like?
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