Struggling stage actor Tommy Jump knows he has to stop chasing applause and start chasing greenbacks. But then he's offered the role of a lifetime: $150,000 for a six-month acting gig. With a newly pregnant fiancee depending on him, it's an opportunity he can't refuse, even though the offer comes from the strangest employer imaginable: the FBI.
The feds won a small victory when they arrested Mitchell Dupree, a banker who has spent the past four years laundering money for New Colima, one of the deadliest cartels in Mexico and a major supplier of crystal meth in the US. But Dupree has documents that could lead to arrests of high-ranking members of New Colima, including their fearsome leader, El Vio . . . if only he'd tell the FBI where they are.
Using a false name and backstory, Tommy will enter Dupree's low-security prison as a felon and get close to the banker in the hopes that he'll reveal the documents' whereabouts. But when Tommy arrives, he quickly realizes that he's underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. Because the FBI isn't the only one looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesn't play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.
|I found this to be a very good book from start to finish. The author has you with Tommy Jump a struggling actor on Broadway who is beginning to think his time is done and he should move on to assistant director or anything that will pay the bills. He is then offered a role to go undercover into a Federal Prison for $150,000. Thinking about it he arrives home and talks it over his fiancé when he finds out that she is pregnant. That seals the deal. What happens next is him actually getting sentenced in a Federal court to robbing a bank that never took place and being sentenced to eight years. One good thing or two I guess is that he did not go in under his real name, and he is sent to a minimum security prison. From there he is to find his mark and hopefully gain his trust in order to get the information that they need. Now from here the story really takes off and you go between Tommy’s fiancé, to Dupree’s wife who is the mark in prison, to the cartel and then to what is going on in prison with Tommy and the other inmates. What made this book for me was how the author made different scenes in the prison real. One, for example, was the cell searches his description of how it was done and the way it was done was spot on. How do I know this I just know, and what he describes and the effect is accurate. This was just one but there are others and for me, this is what made the book an enjoyable read, and the pages easy to turn. The characters were all good and just overall a very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com|