I am a wife and mom of two grown children (who can't seem to move out) and two furbabies. I write about my family life, as well as causes that are dear to my heart, with recipes every Wednesday and book reviews every Friday. My favorite genre is historical fiction.
It is no secret that I am a HUGE Will Dresser fan. Check out my reviews of his other novels; Sacrament of Fear, The Methuselah Man, and Terminal Rock. I have only had one complaint throughout these books in the 'Wes Franklin' series. The first is that the main characters can sometimes come across as a little too perfect. The other was that Dresser had mentioned other appellations, but never Napa Valley wine in any of his books.
Imagine my surprise when I received The Billionaires Club in the mail. I hadn't ordered and didn't even know it was finished. I opened the package and saw this inscription:
Esteban, tell Teressa to plan on four for dinner tonight...Ah, que bueno, a bottle of the Jamieson Ranch Pinot Noir...Señor Aryana, this will make Teressa very happy. She loves Napa Valley wines.
Okay, I have to admit - at this point I went completely fangirl. I ran through the house jumping up and down, showing my whole family the passage and the inscription. I took the book to work and bragged about it. OMG - I was totally shameless!!!
Needless to say, I am a little biased about this book. But, in my (not so humble at this point) opinion, Will Dresser has done it again!!!
As in previous books, Wes Franklin and his friends in the Ankh Network are hot on the trail of a murder - in this case, the murder of the world's top billionaires. As always, lots of twists, turns, exotic locales and expensive tastes abound.
I liked the more in-depth explanation of the Ankh Network's slogan, The truth never happens in real time:
We cannot stand inaction in life, so we act on the truth we have on hand until a truer truth is discovered.
Despite their best efforts to prevent it, another billionaire is murdered. Wes has a crisis of faith and for the first time, I actually saw a chink in the armor of this "white knight." He comes around when one of his friends gives him this pep talk:
The point, I think, is that Wes Franklin never makes a mistake and now someone is dead because of you... Perfection is a hard standard to live up to, Wes. I think you may need to lower the bar a little.
A major plot twist ties the story back to The Methuselah Man, as well as preparing the reader for Dresser's next book, The Chronicles of Cain: The Epic Life of Jarred Kennan Cain As Told to Wes Franklin. It was nice to see the series come full circle. I can't wait for Chronicles of Cain!!
I give The Billionaires Club five stars!!!! A must read!! Stand alone, or as part of the series, you will love this book!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my ow