For those who enjoy elements of the supernatural with their detective fiction, Identity Theft by Bob Avey is an engaging read. Throughout, Avey displays a philosophical understanding of human nature, tying the characters’ theoretical debates to the demands of urgent, life-and-death situations. The conflict between Elliot and Ishmael is as much a battle over the human soul as it is a classic struggle between cop and robber. Identity Theft is a gripping meditation on the nature of identity, the corrupting influence of power, and how one can lose control.
Fans of psychological thrillers will be drawn in as Detective Elliot faces the impossible: putting a stop to a madman capable of turning any innocent bystander into his obedient drone. Avey doesn’t make it easy for his protagonist. He dials up the tension and suspense, and throws so much adversity Elliot’s way that he is transformed in the process. Identity Theft marries the intrigue of a detective novel with the mysterious horror of occult fiction in a page-turning style that will leave fans of both genres satisfied.
Author: Bob Avey