Saturday, May 6, 2023

Review: Game of Twins - The Special Agent by Tom Ranseen


Genre: Thriller/Historical/Supernatural


“In 1950, FBI Special Agent Derbert Hinke is tasked by J. Edgar Hoover to investigate the murders of twin girls in ritzy New Canaan, CT because commie banners are found at the crime scene – but learns he’s up against something a lot more Evil than the Kremlin – and those weren’t the only twins murdered. Hinke is positive he's the only one who can solve the crimes -- but will he?”


“Tom Ranseen was a Nashville healthcare and marketing businessman for three decades. He has two amazing children, both graduates of Indiana University. Tom resides in Franklin, TN with his Airedale, Keri.”


Something strange is afoot in this story. It starts with the murder of twin girls in 1950, but by the end of the tale there are multiple murders, some supernatural happenings, and a slew of twists and surprises where something that Special Agent Derbert Hinke as well as the reader discover something they thought was reality, isn’t. Although I’m a frequent reader of thrillers, the supernatural and historical aspects of this story added a lot to the story and made for a read that was different from my norm.

This is the prequel to a series that currently has two other books that I believe happen in more current times. The author says the prequel can be read first, as I’ve done, or last.

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Some adult-ish language and content.

This is part of a series that currently has three installments. While the other two books were written and released first, this book, a “prequel” to the other two, can be read first or last. I read it first and having not read the other two have no opinion on which would be the best order to read them all.

Format/Typo Issues:

I spotted way more proofreading misses than I like to see, primarily minor instances of the wrong word, a missing word, or an extra word It wasn’t quite enough to knock off a star from my final rating, but came very close.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 90-95,000 Words

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