The Disappearance of Anna Popov (A Jack Rogan Mystery) by Gabriel Farago
Gripping Tale of Superstition, Fear, Love and Fast Paced Action
Anna Popov, Cassandra and Rebecca Armstrong all have one thing in common – Jack Rogan, struggling journalist and writer. But they also have the evil and vile Wizard, a terrifying biker leader with a strong interest in the occult. Together Jack and Wizard dance around one another like a cat playing with a mouse.
“You’re an adventure junkie, Jack, who’s got cold feet. Post-excitement blues. Go back to bed and sleep it off,” Rebecca said.
This is a fast paced, mesmerizing thriller that leaves the reader spinning in stunned shock as each chapter reveals more clues and twists. The story unfolds with Jack and his friend Will discovering a bracelet and a hastily scratched message of help. These clues lead Jack, his PR manager, Rebecca Armstrong and Will into the midst of fighters, aboriginals, ghosts and other supernatural events in the remote Dreamtime-wilderness of the outback to track Anna down.
Gabriel Farago carefully weaves each character and event into a moving and precise tale of love mixed with adventure, action and superstition with the turn of each page. The love of a mother for her child, the love of a man for a woman, the love of family, all intertwined into a deadly tale of greed, lust and obsession.
Rogan is a strong character with a sensitive side who always keeps his promises even at the risk of his own life. And he’s quite a ladies man whose luck may have just run its course! Using his wits and every connection he has, Jack tries to defeat the Wizard at his own game … but how do you fool the devil?
“You wanted a beautiful death – remember? Arsmoriendi. This is your chance to show them how it’s done. I’ve kept my side of the bargain. I even turned on some music for you … see you in hell.”
Farago provides a well written thriller that keeps readers on the edge of their chair waiting for the next reveal. Uniquely Farago, he draws the past into the present and writes the future. Drawing upon heavy historical research into the lives of aboriginals and art, Farago captures the attention of his readers.
He builds his characters carefully and fully allowing the characters to become more than description. He tweaks each one building connections between the story, character and reader making each one realistic through action and dialog.
Farago’s writing style is easy to read, exciting and gripping! I look forward to reading more books by Gabriel Farago soon!
WordsAPlenty gives this book and author a strong 5 star review.