The Heartless: A Bruno Johnson Thriller
Oceanview, 2019 (2019)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
ormer LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is no longer working with the Violent Crimes Unit. He has become a bailiff in the courts. He feels the urgent need to spend more time with his teenage daughter, realizing that his job had become all encompassing with Olivia coming in second.
s he too late? Olivia, at fourteen, has become entangled with a young man with a questionable background. Bruno gets a frantic phone call from Olivia to rescue her from a gang infested neighborhood. Soon things go from bad to worse when a jailbreak occurs involving both Olivia and Bruno. A brutal killer, who thinks nothing of torturing and killing on a whim, is now on the loose and Olivia has disappeared!
is full of suspense, sharp dialogue, and a father's desperate love for his daughter. There's also a great plot line. Welcome back, David Putnam. I look forward to Bruno's next escapade.
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