FALL LINE, THE by Mark T. Sullivan - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Mark T. Sullivan.
Jack Farrell, a man addicted to the adrenaline rush of danger, has destroyed his career as an investment banker by laundering money for a powerful drug cartel. Now, on the run from the F.B.I. and the drug cartel, he flees to the Utah mountains. Armed with a new face and a new identity, he struggles to lose himself in the great outdoors--only to find himself on a collision course with his past.
Jack Farrell is a man on the run in this debut novel from investigative journalist Mark T. Sullivan. A bank executive until he was enticed into laundering money for a South American drug operation, Farrell, having had plastic surgery and taken a new identity, has returned to the Utah ski area where he mastered the sport years earlier. But the same recklessness that led him into money laundering now prompts him to participate in a series of dangerous downhill performances for French filmmaker Inez Didier, who seems to thrive on watching others risk their lives.
As the story of the ski tour into hell unfolds, Jack's past is revealed through two story threads. One details his memories of the tragic death of his only child, how he and his wife Lena drifted apart under the emotional strain of their loss and how he became part of the drug cartel. The other arises from Lena's diary, which Jack is reading for the first time, and offers a different perspective on events. What happened to Jack and Lena and why he is on the run are far more interesting than the various accounts of daredevil, even blindfolded, skiing exploits. A final, dramatic run down the dangerous slopes of the Grand Tetons brings matters to a climax in this offbeat thriller.