The Second Letter

Fiction - Mystery - General
330 Pages
Reviewed on 02/26/2014
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Author Biography

Robert Lane resides on the west coast of Florida. His second stand-alone Jake Travis novel, Cooler Than Blood, will be published in the fall.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Jake Travis has met his match in The Second Letter. Determined to complete another job for his government contacts, he sets out to retrieve a letter that supposedly came from the Cold War era when America was young and policies were lax. But Raydel Escobar isn’t giving up that letter for nothing. He wants his IRS debt wiped clean or he claims he’ll keep the letter. It’s going to take everything Jake, his girlfriend Kathleen, and his friends Garret and Morgan have to try and make everything work out the way it needs to because Raydel is hiding more than just a large IRS debt.

The Second Letter was a captivating book of lies and deceit as well as love and loss. Jake is an adventurous soul who really never does give up. He’s determined to see this case through, no matter what it may cost him and it makes him a character that readers look up to. Robert Lane’s book keeps you flipping one page after another and it most definitely draws you in with the characters. Even Escobar is a character you can’t help but be entranced by as he goes about his dirty deeds and black market dealings. His connections will definitely make it difficult to force him into anything, but Jake definitely does an excellent job of trying. I was happy with the way the story balanced so many different elements with the mob, the blackmail, and romance all at the same time. All of the characters and all of the plot were important.