Stephen Eoannou- Rook
Genre: Memoir/Biography/Fiction based on True Events
What a magnetic story in Rook by Stephen Eoannou. This is the first book of this authors that I've read, and his debut novel. Eoannou writes this fictionalized story of a real man Al Nussbaum. In his day, Al Nussbaum, was a thorn in J. Edgar Hoover's side. Nussbaum was a mastermind. He planned and enforced east coast bank robberies. Nussbaum is a legend in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. It's a very interesting story, and I can tell a lot of research went into this story, to share it with the world. I live in upstate NY and never heard of Nussbaum, and I find while it's not a True Crime tale, it is intense and compelling, all the way to the end, especially when Nussbaum needs to go in hiding, and retrieve his family, still in Buffalo. This author brings the story to life. It’s definitely un-put-downable! The story brings the reader on a superb journey. This is a magnificent story that kept this reader turning the pages. A definite attention grabber, so much I couldn't put it down. Both thrilling and intriguing, all the way to the end. The characterizations are engrossing and dynamic. Very impressive story telling. I hope to read more books by this author. Rook is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I read this book to give my unbiased and honest review. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews recommends that anyone who reads this book, to also write a review.