Title: Wormwood by Larry Enmon
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
In Dallas, Texas, Katrina Wallace goes missing. As the mayor’s daughter, her kidnapping triggers mounting political pressure and forces the Chief of Police to put two senior detectives on the case. Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce have done the impossible in the past, but their methods are unconventional.
The only evidence at the scene is a Bible found in the girl’s car and soon Frank and Rob find themselves involved in a disturbing investigation shrouded by Bible prophecy, doomsday cults, and murder.
Is Katrina still alive? And what exactly is Wormwood?
As the trail leads them into the woods of rural East Texas, Frank must deal with his lingering religious doubts and solve the case. His worst fears will be realised when he must discover the ugly truth about Wormwood. But he and Rob will have to get out alive to tell the story…
I want to thank Bloodhound Books for my advanced copy of this book and Sarah Hardy for organising this blog tour.
Katrina Wallace goes missing. Texas detectives Frank Pierce and Rob Soliz are put on the case, but they have to handle it with care as Katrina is the Mayor’s daughter.
A mysterious Bible is found in her car, with the word Wormwood highlighted.
What is Wormwood and what has it got to do with the missing girl?
I loved the bromance between the Frank and Rob. Opposites attract isn’t that what they always say? Frank is perpetually single with a very analytical mind and no faith in religion. Rob is a devout Catholic, married and is the muscle of the team. But they work together brilliantly and bounce off each other, it was incredibly interesting to read.
If like me you’re a bit of an atheist or believe in a different God don’t let the Biblical references put you off, it’s a great book. I don’t even know if Wormwood is a real thing either, I kind of always thought it was a type of tree.
The pace was a little slow at times but it built to a heck of a nail biting ending.
We learn quite a lot about Frank and his tragic past throughout the novel but I’d like to see a bit more about Rob in the next instalment.
Larry Enmon retired from the U.S. Secret Service and started writing. During his career he acted as liaison between the USSS and FBI, working in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He received special training from the FBI and CIA in weapons of mass destruction.
For relaxation, and to get away from the city, he likes spending time at his ranch in rural Eastern Texas. With 200+ acres, private shooting range, a 2 ½ acre pond, and miles of woodland trails to explore on four-wheelers and RTV’s, it’s the perfect getaway.
He swims four miles a week, holds a Divemaster rating with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and has a black belt in Tang Soo Do karate. He is married with two children and lives in Tarrant County, TX.
Instagram: @Larry Enmon