The Biker’s Cross by Brian Denning
Publication Date: May 18, 2016
Genre: light thriller, fiction
ABOUT THE BOOK
A crime fiction story about the pressures of rehabilitation, about bikers, about detectives and organized crime, and about a love story but is centrally concerned with duties, integrity, and obligations in all facets of life.
This is a thriller, but with soul.
“You willing to live up to the obligations that come with it?” When Don reflected on this conversation, hours, days and even weeks later, only then, did he understand how foolish he’d become. He’d been annoyed Tony was in his house when they returned and damned annoyed to find Tony’s biker buddies around. He stared into the distance and imagined what he might have to do to be worthy of the icon.
It must be very difficult to always live in the moment, looking over your shoulder and wondering if someone is there to end your life. You get mixed up with the wrong people and it could make your life change in its entirety. What or rather, who should have the right to decide your fate?
Don leads a pretty boring life, but he has a wife and a good job. He even does a little dabbling in his wife’s business affairs at the rehabilitation center. Once he meets a man by the name of Tony, views start to become a little misconstrued. Don’s wife feels enlivened by this new man, maybe because he is unpredictable, maybe because he is a bad boy biker, or maybe because he makes up his own rules at the drop of a hat. After Don helps Tony by getting him a job at the center and allowing him to stay at his house, he comes to realize that he does not lead a happy life, a comfortable one, but it is far from happiness. Only when his wife leaves, does he fully understand what is waiting for him. Going against the man who he has agreed to help can have some grave consequences once he decides to finally leave his current life behind and go to the police about a recent murder. Can Don save himself from the danger that he’s knowingly put himself in or are their moles everywhere, waiting for the right time to strike?
Denning has an interesting novel, but it is a very slow read to begin. While it does pick up toward the middle of the story, it becomes clear that there is a lot of content that is irrelevant to the actual storyline which could have been weeded out to make the novel more enjoyable and less confusing. There were a lot of grammatical errors through the entire read which may slow the reader down and it is highly encouraged that the author revisit an editor or editing service. With that being notated, the story does have good character development and is creative. If you are a reader of light thrillers and fiction, you may enjoy this novel.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a three-star rating for The Biker’s Cross by Brian Denning.