Mélange of political thriller, X-Files-ish science fiction and romance…some strange doings at Kulbeda Station…
Fun to read…if you like action, a high body count,
and – get this – well-developed characters you hope won’t get
killed despite the chances they take and odds against them.
Couple of attractive good guys to root for…”The Wellwishers” is a
good, old-fashioned supernatural thriller spy novel complete with chase scenes, explosions…all courtesy of a new-fashioned novelist
Richard Fountain’s first novel, “The Wellwishers,” won’t be his last. I know this because he’s at work on another, and because he has a knack…it’s been my privilege to read early novels by the likes of Brendan Dubois, Archer Mayor, Jodi Picoult and Dan Brown, all of whom have done pretty darn well for themselves in the book biz. Each of these writers came out of the gates like hells-afire and built steadily on early success. Fountain is that kind of writer – talented, committed and in it for the long haul.
Don’t start the Wellwishers unless you have time to read the whole thing. This thriller keeps you guessing…Clancy and Flynn
have a new peer in Mr. Fountain.