The Wreckage by Michael Robotham. Mulholland Books, 2011. (Published June 16)
The Wreckage begins with three seemingly unrelated storylines -- journalist Luca Terracini’s investigation of a series of bank robberies in Baghdad, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz’s attempt to help a young woman that lands him in a dangerous situation, and the disappearance of bank executive Richard North. The threads eventually come together to expose a massive struggle between nations to control money and power - no matter what the cost.
Michael Robotham was an international investigative novelist himself and based The Wreckage on one of the biggest bank heists in history. As a result the novel is well-researched and engaging. The Wreckage is full of suspense and the frustrating reality of international relations and espionage. When I first received this book, I wasn’t particularly intrigued by the subject matter. However, I found myself fully engrossed in Robotham’s story - a sign of a truly good novel. If you like your thrillers with a dash of political commentary, I encourage you to pick up The Wreckage.
Publisher spotlight : Mulholland Books