The End Game
A Burn Notice Mystery with Michael Westen by Tod Goldberg
Review: The second tie-in novel to the Burn Notice television series, The End Game by Tod Goldberg, has ex-covert agent Michael Westen taking on a new client, whose family has been kidnapped and held hostage to ensure the outcome of a yacht race.
Weston is the recipient of a "burn notice", the deletion of his identity from all official records. He's made it his personal mission to find out who burned him and to get himself reinstated, before he's erased … permanently. In the meantime, stuck in Miami with no place to go, he accepts cases that take advantage of his unique talents.
Gennaro Stephano is a master yachtsman who has entered his boat in a high-stakes race. But before the race begins, his family is kidnapped, the ransom demand being Stephano get to the finals, but lose the race. Westen and his friends, Sam and Fiona, have to enter an elite world where the competition is deadly and money is not the only thing worth dying for.
The End Game is a breezy, entertaining episode (as it were) in this series. Readers unfamiliar with the overall premise are soon brought up to speed and quickly immersed in Westen's latest undercover case. The characters are as colorful and dynamic as the city they inhabit, and Westen in particular has a wry sense of humor. It's all good fun as it should be, and The End Game is an engaging addition to both the television and print series.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The End Game.
Acknowledgment: Penguin Group provided a copy of The End Game for this review.
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Signet (Mass Market Paperback), August 2008
ISBN-13: 9780451225542; ISBN-10: 0451225546
Location(s) referenced in The End Game: Miami, Florida.
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The End Game by Tod Goldberg — A Burn Notice Mystery with Michael Westen
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date: May 2009
List Price: $6.99