Going Gone!

A Tracker Novel

Fiction - Thriller - Political
302 Pages
Reviewed on 05/17/2017
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Author Biography

Code Name--Trackers: The elite of the elite. FBI agents, each with a secret, an extra edge, that defies reason and logic.

Characters with unexpected skills—that extra edge for overcoming danger and adversity—have always intrigued me. Mix in an infatuation with ancient myths and legends of Native American Indians, and Scottish and Irish folklore, and you have the backdrop of my characters.

I am a retired Dallas Police Officer. I had an extraordinary career, serving as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, advanced accident investigator, and SWAT entry/sniper.

I hope anyone reading Going Gone! will enjoy it as much as I did writing it. If you like this book, then take a look at Sentinels of the Night. It is the first of the Tracker novels.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Going Gone! (A Trackers Novel) by Anita Dickason is a political fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of adults and young adults who enjoy fast paced, suspense filled thrillers. Kerry Branson is an ex-homicide detective turned private investigator who disrupts a scheme to kidnap the children of powerful politicians on Capitol Hill when she rescues the six-year-old son of a U.S. senator on a back road in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Kerry Branson quickly teams up with FBI agent Tracker Ryan Barr to search for the missing children, to break the scheme apart, and to catch the mastermind of the scheme.

Going Gone! (A Trackers Novel) by Anita Dickason was a very enjoyable read that I finished in one go without any breaks; it was just one of those books that grabbed me from the very first page and refused to release me until I finished the whole book. Anita Dickason did a spectacular job with both character development and plot creation; the characters all had natural dialogue and realistic personalities, and the plot was flawless. While I enjoyed the whole book and all the characters, my favorite part was at the beginning when Kerry thwarted the kidnapping of a child as that was the scene that sparked the entire plot of the book. Kerry was also by far my favorite character, her background as an ex-homicide detective made her ability to act as a competent investigator realistic and believable, while her personality as a strong female character who was not willing to stand by as bad things happened made me admire her.

Romuald Dzemo

Going Gone! by Anita Dickason is a political thriller, a story involving a gang of abductors and two skilled detectives. A group of bad guys have decided to kidnap the kids of top political officials in Capitol Hill. When ex-homicide detective Kerry Branson happens to rescue one of the kids, troubles start for her. She becomes a hunted person, hunted by unforgiving men who seem to know every move she makes. As she struggles to reconnect with the FBI agent Tracker Ryan Barr, she knows she is being watched. But connecting with Ryan only amplifies the conflict as both of them become embroiled in a deadly fight with an adversary that is as ruthless as they are determined. Can Ryan and Kerry stay a step ahead of the thugs and locate the abducted children before they fall prey to the deadly machinations of the bad guys?

The shift in points of view is brilliant, and the author always leaves the reader at the end of each chapter wondering what will happen next; she always leaves the reader with a burning question in mind, which compels them to read further. The story starts with a powerful warning, featuring a character that is described as terribly afraid, and the plot becomes very intriguing from the beginning. The writing is remarkable, punctuated with powerful and emotionally charged scenes, awesome dialogues and intense action. Anita Dickason has the particular gift of making readers feel her story through the excellent use of descriptive prose and intelligent dialogues. The plot is sophisticated and so are the characters, and the reader is left with no choice but to keep on turning the pages. Going Gone! is a page-turner, a story with well-developed literary elements, but the suspense was biting — all the time.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

Kerry never would have guessed that a simple weekend visit to her best friend could get her embroiled in one of the most dangerous missions of her entire life. But that chance visit leads to her discovery of a little boy who changes absolutely everything. When Kerry finds herself embroiled in a plot to kidnap the children of some of the country’s most influential lawmakers, she’s also thrown into a totally new team. But can a private investigative firm, a new branch of the FBI, and a few ex-military men track down the children and those responsible before they disappear permanently? Going Gone! by Anita Dickason will answer that question, and more.

This is definitely a book you will want to read. It’s full of action and adventure with just a little bit of romance throughout. You’ll enjoy following along and waiting to see just what will happen next. The characters are realistic and dedicated. They really make the entire book intriguing and even the bad guys are ones that you’ll want to know more about. I would recommend this book and I will be looking for more books about this team, because they’re great. There’s a whole lot going on in this book, but you always feel like you’re moving along, finding new twists and turns all the time. You’ll enjoy reading this and you’ll want to know more about everyone and everything going on.