"At Dawn" by John W. Mefford

AT Dawn (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 4) - John W. Mefford

Book #4, in the Alex Troutt series

A Redemption Thriller

Although this is part of a series this 4th book can easily be read as a stand-alone but it is always more pleasant if you read series in sequence.

In this installment, Alex is on a well-deserved vacation with her family and heads to small town in Texas where she grew up near the Gulf of Mexico. Focussing primary on her kids and her dad, leaving work behind to enjoy for a short time a fun vacation on the beach was her main wish…what a wonderful trip this is going to be ….well of course not, all changed by a drive by shooting…..

Once again, FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt gives us a twisting, heart pounding saga that grips our attention from the first page. I simply had a hard time putting this thriller down. The story is full of suspense, thrill and mystery. The plot is exciting and the whodunit is a big puzzle to untangle. The twists and turns kept my adrenaline pumping and I was on the edge of my seat till the wee hours wanting to see how far Alex would go….Balancing family life and career is a heavy task, in Alex case her job continually threatens to take over but watch out she is a wolverine and she will get her man/woman. 

I enjoyed “At Dawn” it is a well-crafted story with good players. The multiple treads are easy to follow and as they gradually intertwine and come together we are left with one of those suspenseful novels hard to resist. In a few words: this is a fast and furious and sometime funny plot that I enjoyed quite a bit.