Genre – Fiction
Subgenre – Suspense/Thriller/Crime/Short Story/Series
Pages – 102
Publication Information – Independently published – April 2, 2019
Format – Digital/ARC
Reviewed by William C. Bitner, Jr.
Rating – 📙📙📙📙📙
Young ex-con Vicente Vargas’s misadventures continue in Elude: Part Three by Derek Barton. Dark, gritty, mysterious, episodic, and eerily atmospheric, this is one hell of an “on the edge of your seat” thriller. As with the first two installments, this one also ends with a bit of a twist, and more unanswered questions. There are some unexplained and somewhat preternatural occurrences happening sporadically throughout the book that will have you furrowing your brow and tilting your head in wonderment. With elements from a few different genres this book will keep you on your toes, have you asking questions and have you trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. It’s a quick read, but filled with lots of action and a very meaty plot. Looking forward to what’s next for Vicente and his cohorts. It’s a real cat-and-mouse adventure…
From the back cover: Stepping blindly into a horrific murder scene, a young ex-con, Vicente Vargas, must flee from the police while eluding the real killer who continues to pin more bodies on him in this intricate cat-and-mouse game.
Cut off from all friends and family, tried and convicted by the press, Vic must survive on his wits and cunning on the gritty streets of Phoenix, Arizona long enough to clear his name.
About the author: Derek Barton was born in northeast Indiana in 1970. The typical introvert kid; closer to books than people, but grew up with a fascination for horror novels (Stephen King, Dean Koontz) and medieval fantasy (Piers Anthony, R.A Salvatore).
In April of 1996, he moved out to Phoenix, Arizona to find his own path.
Other books by Derek Barton: The Bleeding Crown, Seyde In Blood: Consequences Within Consequences: A Short Story Prequel, Consequences Within Chaos, In Four Days: A Horror Suspense Novella, Elude: Part One and Elude: Part Two.