Saturday, February 8, 2014

Book Review: Fugitive Father by Robert C. Mowry

Fugitive Father
By Robert C. Mowry
Publisher: Tru-Con Publishing Company
Published: 234 pages

Amazon Synopsis:

He can prevent a terror attack, or, he can save his son--but can he do both? 

He's taken his son and he's on the run. The FBI wants him. Homeland Security needs him. The Santa Fe police chief fears him. His ex-wife's cult wants to kill him. With Dr. Alex Vincent having the hard drive from his Los Alamos National Lab computer in his pocket with encrypted data from a known terrorist, it's no surprise security there haunts him also. 

When twelve-year-old Tucker, Alex's often neglected son, had frantically cried out for his father's help as he feared for his life, this desperate father and son had then plunged into the little known world of an underground, safe-haven system set up to save endangered children whom the law can't protect. Now, they pass through the lives and receive help and protection from a collection of people who are involved in this system. Little by little, each in their own way, these giving people show Alex a new life, one full of sacrifice such as he's never seen before. 

Will Alex forevermore be branded a traitor? Can he crack this terrorist code and emerge as the man who saves his country? Can he become a real father, or will he be relegated to being an "underground" one forever?

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My Thoughts:

Fugitive Father was an intriguing novel. There was so much going on. Alex Vincent had an awful lot on his plate. While working on a team that was trying to break a computer code from a terrorist that would lead them to the location of a threatened bio-terrorist attack, he receives a cry for help from his son, who fears for his life. Alex felt he needed to get custody of Tucker to keep him safe from his wife who had become involved in a cult, but couldn’t do it legally as she appeared to be the perfect mother. Risking everything, he joins the Lollypop Railroad, an underground system set up to save endangered children that the law can’t protect.

I found Fugitive Father to be a fast-paced, modern novel with spiritual elements. Alex starts out as a devout atheist, but through his adventures he begins to question his beliefs. Many of the people he comes into contact with believe in God and rely on Him to help them keep these people safe.

I thought that Tucker behaved a bit young for a twelve year old. Once I finished reading the book, I was sure that he was only eight, but when I went back, I realized that he was actually twelve. However, I was delighted that Tucker and his dad developed a closeness in their relationship that they didn’t have before.

I also enjoyed the possible budding romance in the novel. If there is a sequel to Fugitive Father perhaps we’ll see more of that.

I give high accolades to the author for clean language and no scenes that have to be screened for sensitive readers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Fugitive Father was an excellent read and I would highly recommend it to all those who enjoy thrillers. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Robert Mowry lives in the heart of the land, with his wife Ruth, where Fugitive Father is set. As an ordained minister and former CBN major donor, field representative, he has raised extensive funding for disaster and medical relief, clean water wells for those living in deplorable conditions as well as for many other ministry needs worldwide.

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