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Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite
Haig Urum's Negombo Bay immerses readers in a dangerous rescue mission, where no one can be trusted and death lurks around every shady corner. With only six months to live, Ben Shapiro, an Afghan veteran, decides to spend his last days on earth doing what he loves. However, when he takes his old Harley out for a spin, he collides with Sanger's trailer and receives a gift that turns his life around: he is no longer dying. Ben returns to thank Sanger but notices something is wrong. As Ben tries to get to the root of what troubles the Good Samaritan that saved him, he discovers that Sanger has been kidnapped. He digs up more puzzles that take him to the darkest parts of Sri Lanka, among hostile thugs and deadly terrorists.
They say one good turn deserves another, but with many bad guys in the way, things can get messy. Negombo Bay kept me guessing and salivating for more as it unravels gradually and teasingly, with the protagonist questioning who to trust while cautiously searching for his target. Haig Urum's style of writing is matter-of-fact and smooth in a way that caused me to completely lose track of time while reading. The heated action scenes had me on the edge of my seat as they played out clearly in my head like a movie. Different themes are portrayed to create an elaborate story: bribery, cricket, adoption, crime, trust, altruism, and more. If you don't mind a few vulgar words and you enjoy quests that are set in a perilous underground world, you will love Negombo Bay.