All Through The Night Fiction Review : 2008/07/30
All Through The Night
by Davis Bunn
Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2008, 360 pp., hardcover.
When All Through The Night
arrived, I took one look at the cover and decided it wasn't for me. The guy in the picture looked like some pretty boy who just got his heart broken because his girlfriend didn't like the souffle he fixed for her. However, I enjoyed the last three Davis Bunn novels, so I turned it over and noted that protagonist Wayne had been a soldier. I gave the book a chance and immediately was hooked.
Wayne Grusza suffered tragedy while serving in Afghanistan and is drifting through life back in the U.S. until his sister gets him involved in a retirement community that needs his expertise as an accountant, and before long, as a soldier. A cold and mysterious beautiful Russian woman who drives a Ferrari soon factors in, as does a street kid, a retired cop and a few other characters. While that may sound a little cliched, Bunn creates an enjoyable read that has you pulling for the good guys trying to help the old folks.
Don't judge this book by the cover. While some romance factors in, it's more of an action/suspense novel, and well worth the read for those of us who aren't drawn to pretty flowers or pretty people on our novel covers.
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