March 23, 2021
Red Oak Press
After losing his wife, Evan Francart is depressed. He has an axe to grind with the pharmaceutical company that jacked up the price of her medications, but feels powerless against a billion-dollar corporation.
Then he meets Cassandra.
She shows Evan a way to both end his life and become a hero. With her guidance, Evan interrupts a company board meeting and blows the building sky-high.
As FBI agents Susan Chamberlain and Michael Godwin discover, Evan is the first of many. Ninety-nine more like him wait anonymously in the wings, their targets just as personal as Evan’s: the prosecutor who lets rapists walk free, the inept surgeon who maims patients yet keeps operating, the phony evangelist preying on those seeking solace… and that’s just the beginning.
Will the FBI unearth Cassandra’s identity before all 100 have carried out their plans?
Nathan Timmel’s first published thriller We Are 100 is gripping from the start. I found it to be brilliantly written and a smooth, clear read.
100 people who have suffered an injustice are carefully chosen and groomed by ‘Cassandra’ they are primed to carry out an act of retribution. They have nothing left but their life and they are willing to give that to finally have some justice. Susan Chamberlain, an experienced FBI agent, and Michael Godwin, fresh out of training college, work together to try unravel the case, to stop the group of vigilantes, and find who is really behind these acts of passion.
We Are 100 has a well-thought-out, clear plot. The statement “an eye for an eye” and the difference between right and wrong is challenged in this story, which I found very thought provoking. The characters are easy to relate with, I especially enjoyed the relationship between Susan and Michael. Their characters came across as sensible, caring, and with common sense. Their characters complemented each other. Often there is a darkness over the written character of FBI agents. I found Nathan’s take refreshing.
A brilliant book. I would recommend We Are 100 and give it 5 stars
I received ARC in exchange for an honest review.