Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite
In 1987, Ben and Shannon ended up meeting and saving each other's lives in quite a heroic and unusual way on the lifts of Stumpy Run's small and almost deserted ski resort in Montshire, New England. They fought off three big and brutal Frenchmen whose intentions were to have their way with "the cute little blonde girl." When Shannon, who is the Attorney General of Idaho, invites Ben to work at her father's property in Idaho, which just happened to be a ski resort, he graciously accepts. Never could he have imagined his and Shannon's encounter at the small ski resort would end up with him years later becoming involved in a long kept family secret assignment team. In 1987, East Germany, Major Ludwig and Otto Stremp, who is Germany's Regional Deputy Minister for State Security, work together to move their families to the West (America), where they will use the money they embezzled from Germany's treasury to eventually live in Montshire, New England. This is where they plan to carry out their destructive, murderous, and sinister plan (lasting from 1987-2012) that will deeply affect the people of America. What will happen when the secret assignment team meet the fugitives from Germany? Will destruction and chaos really break loose in America?
Flat Light written by Randall Jarmon is an adventurous, suspenseful and action filled novel introducing readers to terrorism and chaos. The author skillfully creates two story plots and combines them into one thrilling and exciting book. The text is a transitional one, going from one story plot and scene to another, making it very intriguing for readers as they try to make the connections between each character within the two story plots. This book is absolutely a page-turner. It makes readers wonder about the possibility of the scenarios in the book ever being a reality. This book has a very high potential to become a movie. A reader will have no problem visualizing the scenes within the book as they are very vivid and descriptive. I absolutely loved this good versus evil type of book.