Rough Justice

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Callie James and Cash Logan are no strangers to dangerous situations. In Rough Justice, a young woman named Sara is getting ready to immigrate to the United States from France. What she doesn’t know is that the company she used to complete the transaction actually wants something more from her—her identity. This means they must make Sara disappear. But they don’t know what they are getting themselves into. Sara knows how to defend herself. She also finds clues about her mother’s past, leading her to Cash and Callie.

Readers will find themselves engaged in Rough Justice from cover to cover. Author Burt Weissbourd does a fantastic job of developing his characters. First, we are introduced to Rosie, an immigration lawyer, and Yu, an immigrant from Hong Kong, with his eyes set on building his own empire. Rosie and Yu partner up to become rich using their skill sets. Readers are then introduced to Sara, a twenty-five-year-old half-Algerian who grew up in an orphanage and reunited with her mother when she was fourteen. Sadly, her mother passed shortly after. She never knew who her father was. The action starts when Sara arrives in Seattle and ends up on a boat with a woman who tries to take her life. This is just the start of a whirlwind of events that happen in Rough Justice.

Cash and his crew trace Sara’s experience back to Northwest Trading Company, a company owned by Rosie and Yu. Rosie and Yu know they have their hands full with Cash and so they order a hit on Sara, Cash, and Callie. My favorite part of the book was when Cash and Sara are tied up by one of the henchmen, and Sara saves Cash’s life, getting herself shot in the process.

The backdrop to Rough Justice is also well-described from the time Sara arrives in Seattle to the time the crew spends in Cuba. The fast pace of this book makes it easy to follow, and the dialogue between characters flows naturally. There is also a bit of a love story thrown in, not just with Cash and Callie, but with Sara and someone she really finds a connection with when they arrive in Cuba. Overall, Rough Justice is a book that, although part of a series, can be read as a standalone action thriller. Fans of Patterson and Baldacci will love the story, characters, and setting in this captivating adventure.

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Author Burt Weissbourd
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 232 pages
Publisher Rare Bird Books/Blue City Press
Publish Date 11-Oct-2022
ISBN 978164428309 Buy this Book
Issue January 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller