Twin River II

Twin River II

Have Weapons Will Travel

Young Adult - Action
318 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2014
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Author Biography

Michael Fields has taught high school English and coached basketball for over thirty years. He holds a BS in education from Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) and an MA in English from the University of Dayton. He is the author of two award-winning novels, The Chicken Thief Soldier and Twin River. Michael currently resides in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is working on Twin River III, A Death at One Thousand Steps.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

A dark tone that will grip the reader tightly in its grasp fills the pages of Twin River II: Have Weapons Will Travel. Michael Fields has written a thriller with plenty of action and new mysteries waiting around every corner. Beginning with the first murder of fourteen-year-old Wesley Palladin in 1966 to lay the foundation of the story, the action then shifts to Twin River High School. There, a pair of twin brothers is wreaking havoc on the community and getting away with it. In addition to that is a kidnapping ring abducting teen girls to star in their illegal porn films. Matt Henry knows that things aren’t right and he wants to do something about it, but he needs some help. He travels to Philadelphia in the hope of hiring contract killer, Palladin, who has now grown up and is a professional hit man with mob ties. Palladin has plenty of problems of his own and decides to take Matt’s job offer back in Barree. He becomes a mentor to a boy who is strangely very much like himself. That boy is Matt Henry.

Michael Fields gets a solid hold on the reader’s imagination and emotions early on in Twin River II: Have Weapons Will Travel and he does not let go. The darkness of teens becoming killers hangs over the entire book and creates a tone that is both sad and thrilling. The events simply stack up in a way to make it impossible for characters like Palladin and Matt to avoid the inevitable and it leaves the reader in a difficult place as they try to determine where the line between justice and murder was crossed. In addition, the author has created a number of sideline characters that capture the reader’s interest and keep the story and the series rolling. Thrilling, action-packed and captivating, Twin River II: Have Weapons Will Travel not only keeps you engaged within its pages, but leaves you eager for the next installment. Very well done.