Published By: Little, Brown and Company

Book Category: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Matt Shannon is an ex-FBI agent turned cruise line security chief. He enjoys women, loves booze and has a painful past that isn't healing due to ongoing poor life choices. Shannon also has a stepbrother, Jack Fontana, newly released from an unpleasant stint in the penitentiary, who is calling in an IOU from Shannon.

Fontana wants Shannon to help him out with a heist that involves one of the ships from the cruise line Shannon works for. Everything that can go wrong does, and people are losing their lives in the most brutal of ways. If Shannon doesn't catch a break, it may mean his own life or that of his stepbrother, or even the mysterious woman who seems to have a strong connection to Shannon and Fontana.

Sean Rowe's debut novel Fever is a crisp, fast-paced thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, grimacing at the depravity of human beings, but begging for more. The story is gritty and a bit edgier than the novels I usually read. But Rowe's masterful language skills gives us just enough before he pulls back and allows us a bit of rest before hitting us once again with the raw ugliness of the underworld.

Armchair Interviews predicts that Rowe will be a force to reckon with in the world of the crime thriller and we can't wait to read the next installment.

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