• Publisher: Bosa Books
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2024
  • Number of Pages: 318
  • ISBN-10: 9835092726
  • ISBN-13: 9798350927269

Bob Herpe's The Other Side of Crisis is an enthralling tale of vengeance, hatred, and the unwavering pursuit of justice. The story opens with a tragic incident during an EL AL flight from Israel, plunging the protagonists into a realm of danger and suspense. Ernie Gravnick, a retired police chief, becomes the target of the merciless serial killer known as The Ghost. Meanwhile, Riana Dayan, an Israeli flight attendant with a special forces background, faces a powerful threat from the vengeful brother of her former captor. Their fates intertwine in a gripping tale involving assassination attempts, terrorist attacks, and undercover operations. Can they navigate safely through the dangers while the bond between them grows stronger?

Herpe has a wonderful gift for plot and character, infusing the story with unexpected twists and building tension through well-crafted, emotionally engaging scenes. The suspense is persistent. The narrative maintains a well-paced rhythm, with Herpe's straightforward yet authentic language enhancing its readability. The characters are well-developed, with Ernie's transformative journey from grief to the rediscovery of love taking center stage. Themes of resilience, love, and heroism are skillfully handled through the characters' experiences. Jonathan, Ernie's brilliant son, is a character that I adored, especially in the moment of extreme crisis during the flight. Herpe's vivid descriptions of events contribute to a fully immersive reading experience, particularly in the heart-pounding action scenes. The setting, filled with detailed depictions of life in Israel, elevates the narrative beyond a mere thriller and adds authenticity to the narrative. The twists are aplenty, the action is pulsating, and the characters are rock-solid and believable. The Other Side of Crisis is an excellent thriller that will delight fans. It is immensely enjoyable. 

Reviewed By: Franklin Bauer

Reviewed Date: January 25, 2024

Category: Thriller