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In Blackout a police detective gets so personally involved in a case that it literally wreaks havoc on his personal life. After all he lost someone close to him to a bullet that was actually meant for him. With Doug himself almost being killed and losing the past ten years of his memory, can he recover to put his assailant behind bars for good?

Doug Brock is a well-known police detective and he’s after Nicholas Bennett, an infamous criminal who is also a shrewd businessman with ties to terrorists in the Middle East. Being so involved in this case even cost Doug his relationship with his future wife, Jessie Allen. With Doug almost losing his life after being shot, he has to deal with losing ten years of his memory. However he is not giving up his quest in tracking Nicholas Bennett whom really is the center of this story.

What makes this book very interesting is although the main theme of the book is based on a police detective's quest to deal with this personal bias; the reader is taken to different scenes to keep up with the story. The characters were easily visualized and I liked how the villains’ appearances throughout the book were played out. One of the best thriller books I have read.

Book Blurb for Blackout

New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been after infamous criminal Nicholas Bennett for years. When Bennett kills someone close to Doug, however, Doug's investigation?and his life?start spiraling out of control. He's placed on indefinite suspension from the police force and breaks things off with his fiancé, but he can't let the case go, and he continues an off-the-books investigation on his own. When Doug's former partner on the force, Nate Alvarez, receives a call from Doug saying he's discovered something big, something terrifying, something they need to call in the FBI to handle, Nate is furious that Doug has still been working the case.

But when the call ends abruptly, and shortly afterward Doug is found in a hotel room, shot and in critical condition, Nate’s anger turns to fear. When Doug finally awakens from his coma, however, he has no memory of the case, or even the last several years of his life. But the pull of what he might have discovered is too strong, and he finds himself immersed in a desperate search for truth once again, regardless of the danger.

Once again Rosenfelt has written a propulsive and compelling thriller that will rivet readers from the first page to the last.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2016 4.50