Book Review: The Arranger September 12, 2011Posted by Jaidis in 5 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life.
The next day Lara leaves for the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the assailant lurking at the arena and soon after, she lands in deep trouble. Who is the mysterious killer and what is motivating him? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?
The Arranger by L.J. Sellers is a suspenseful tale of strength, determination and the ultimate fight for survival. Lara Evans has a dark cloud of guilt that looms over her: a constant reminder of her past actions. She has a lot to prove, mostly to herself, and so she sets out with a mission to win The Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is a grueling competition that tests the best of the best from each state. The winner will not only receive some prize money but their home state will receive funds that are desperately needed in the down economy.
As if the mental and physical challenges weren’t enough, Lara is thrown in the spotlight when her roommate is found dead. Trying to keep her mind on winning The Gauntlet, Lara now must try to find who killed her roommate and get rid of the murder charges hanging over her head.
L.J. Sellers does a fantastic job at keeping the reader in suspense. I couldn’t stop reading The Arranger once I started because not only was I curious as to how Lara would do in The Gauntlet, but I wanted to learn more about the other characters as well. With a dash of potential romance thrown in, The Arranger is most certainly a must read!