Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jobless Recovery / L.C. Evans

Reviewed by: BigAl 

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Thriller

Approximate word count: 85-90,000 words

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After her novel Talented Horsewoman was traditionally published, L.C. Evans decided to try her hand at Indie publishing. As she put it, “All this means is that I pay for my own editing, proofreading, cover design, formatting, and all the other publishing expenses. However, I also get complete control over my books.” Evans has five novels available for your Kindle. Until her recent death, she lived in North Carolina. For more, see Evans website.


Dave Griffin is living the American dream. He has a big house in the suburbs, a monster SUV, and a beautiful girlfriend. He supports these habits with a great job as a computer programmer for a large corporation.

Joe Tremaine is a former FBI agent who was let go after a head injury on the job. He knows better than to trust corporations or the government.

What will Dave and Joe do to survive?


Jobless Recovery reminded me of M.P. McDonald’s book No Good Deed (the first of her Mark Taylor series). This comparison isn’t because these books are the same or the authors writing style are similar (neither is true), but that both stories are thrillers with a strong political message buried in the story. Each puts the reader in a position that they hope to never experience and by doing so forces them to consider the issues from a different point of view.

Beyond that, any comparison falls apart. The position the characters in Jobless Recovery find they are in is much more likely. Chances are you know someone who has suddenly found themselves unable to work like Joe Tremaine or someone who worked for a company that outsourced their job to an offshore company, like Dave Griffin. Maybe it has happened to you.

Jobless Recovery is a entertaining, fast-paced thriller. Read it for the entertainment value, but when you’re done reading think about the picture it paints and what is wrong with this picture. Then do what you can to change it.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues

Rating: ***** Five stars


Simon Royle said...

Great review BigAl, and many thanks for your fantastic support.

Patience Prence CLICK HERE! said...

Thanks for reviewing Linda's book Big Al. The authors on the Amazon discussion boards will certainly miss her.