Book Review: Cape Rage by Ron Corbett

Publisher’s Description

Danny Barrett is caught between a family of criminals and the psychopath who is tracking them in the latest novel of the series the New York Times calls, “Dynamite.”

The FBI has a hundred undercover agents who can work in the city, but Danny Barrett is the one they call when they need someone to investigate crimes in the wilderness.

This case is a particularly difficult one. For more than a century the Danby family have ruled as kings in their corner of the Pacific Northwest. The Feds were mostly willing to look the other way while the family smuggled everything from liquor to cigarettes across the border, but lately things have taken a darker turn.

A recent bank robbery in Seattle looks like it may have been committed by the Danbys, but there’s no way the FBI can get any locals to turn against them. Only Danny Barrett has what it takes to get inside the organization and shut them down.

But before Danny can do that he’s going to have to contend with Henry Carter, a former in-law and current psychopath. The Danbys thought they left Henry for dead in the deepest part of the woods, but he’s coming back. He’ll go to hell to get his revenge, and he’s willing to take the whole family with him.

About this book: 300 pages. Publisher: Berkley. Pub date: 03/19/2024.

Thrilling Reads Review

Ron Corbett’s “Cape Rage” marks an exhilarating continuation of the Danny Barrett saga, plunging readers into the depths of undercover police work within a dangerous criminal family dynasty in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

In this installment of the Danny Barrett Series, Barrett, a specialist in going undercover who is brought in when law enforcement agencies have failed, goes deep undercover to connect a Seattle bank heist to a formidable crime family.

Tasked with navigating the murky waters of the criminal underworld, Barrett’s journey is fraught with danger, especially from a vengeful in-law seeking retribution against the family. The narrative delivers a visceral punch, weaving a tapestry of grim challenges and brutal confrontations, all while maintaining a rhythm that captivates and propels the audience through the story.

“Cape Rage” distinguishes itself as a quintessential crime thriller, balancing moments of sheer brutality with unexpected shifts in tone that illuminate the narrative’s darker corners. Corbett masterfully balances character development and plot progression, making sure that while Barrett is the focus, a diverse cast of characters who also share the spotlight enriched the story.

The novel stands out for its interesting blend of suspense, moral complexity, and rapid-fire storytelling, ensuring that readers remain engaged until the final page. The climax leaves a lasting impression, inviting reflection on the tumultuous journey and its broader implications for life’s fragility and the shades of morality. “Cape Rage” is a testament to Corbett’s prowess in crafting a narrative that is as thought-provoking as it is thrilling.

Author Interview with Ron Corbett from MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR

I had the pleasure to interview Ron Corbett for my podcast, MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR. You catch the interview here or on your favorite podcasting app.

It's safe to say that Alan Petersen loves mystery and thriller books. He writes high-octane thrillers, hosts the MEET THE THRILLER AUTHOR podcast, and reviews thriller/mystery books.

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