My GRL by John W. Howell – Reviewed by Guy Portman

Successful lawyer John D. Cannon is taking a sabbatical on an idyllic island off Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico. Any hopes for a relaxed break from the grindstone are dashed when John is knocked unconscious and his female companion is shot dead. And this is just the start of his problems. He soon finds himself embroiled in a terrorist-related plot. What will be John’s fate?

My GRL is a maritime thriller whose themes are terrorism and patriotism. As for its agreeable, analytical and apologetic protagonist, he is something of a reluctant hero; an ordinary person unwittingly forced into extraordinary circumstances. This is John W. Howell’s debut novel.

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