Allen Eskens has done it again. I started reading this novel the minute I got it in the mail and finished it before going to bed that same night. I couldn't put it down. Alex Rupert is a fascinating character who the reader will empathize with, but a plot twist regarding this him will stun you. His supportive brother is a great addition to the story. I would love for him to have a book of his own in fact. The journey that this story depicts is gripping and nail biting at the same time. It will make you want to shake the pages in frustration because you'll just want to know... well you'll have to read it yourself to figure that out. I highly encourage mystery, suspense, oh heck everyone should read this one. Guise of Another is a suspenseful journey of layers, each one more interesting than the last.
Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation.
But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for “James Putnam” for years. As his life spins out of control, Alexander’s last hope may be his older brother, Max, a fellow police detective who steps in to try to save his brother from the carnage his investigation has let loose.