This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Crossing into Darkness by Howard Giordano is a cleverly plotted and suspenseful novel with great potential to entertain readers with a variety of tastes, especially fans of murder and crime thrillers. Luke Rizzo is a retired NYPD narcotics detective who is worried because of the message his former snitch, the Rabbit, has left him. What is even most disturbing is the urgency in the voice, asking that they should meet at the Grand Central at six-fifteen. When Rizzo comes for the rendezvous, he watches helplessly as Rabbit is stabbed to death by a hooded person. Rizzo is determined to find the assailant, but things escalate when a syndicate of sex-slavers and drug-traffickers run by Umberto Salazar kidnaps Rabbit’s niece along with another teenager, smuggling them across the border. Follow the detective through a twisty tale as he fights to free the girls and avenge a man to whom he owes so much.
The opening is strong, featuring a priest, Father Don José, involved in a scheme to transport desperate illegals across the border. The reader immediately is interested in what will happen to the two girls hidden in the priest’s car. The narrative is gorgeously written and I enjoyed how the author writes about sleuth work, bringing to life characters that are compelling and interesting to follow. It all starts with a message that plunges a retired detective into an investigation involving powerful drug syndicates. Crossing into Darkness has strong themes, including murder, drug and human trafficking, and loyalty. Crossing into Darkness is a delightful story that had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the memorable characters and Howard Giordano's excellent storytelling skills.