This is the second (of two?) books I've read by this author, the other being a short story. 'Pursuit' is a full length novel which switches perspectives between Kyle and Sammy, two bank robbers on a crime spree across America, and their FBI pursuers Special Agents Marsland and Johanssen.
The tension is developed nicely in a classic chase story, the hunters drawing ever closer to the hunted, always seemingly on the cusp of apprehension before the two criminals leave them behind. But there's more to the plot than just chase and evasion. Evolving beneath the surface is the story of 'the Invisible Man', a mysterious master criminal who's spent his career relieving bank vaults of their entire contents, without leaving a trace of evidence behind. Nobody even knows for sure if he exists, but as the reader we're given little snippets and tantalising clues here and there.
I can't really go into the plot any more, suffice to say that the drama grows ever more intense with each chapter, including an 'accidental' fatality, which brings some interesting introspection to both parties. Don't be surprised to find yourself feeling some sympathy for the baddies in this story either - they are drawn out in such a way as to inspire those breath-holding moments where you are willing them to escape! And yet the FBI are also given sympathetic treatment.
There are plenty of twists and the ending had my jaw hanging! Not sure if there's a sequel in the pipeline but it could definitely support one. A genuine page turner.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)