Charles Sailor published his first novel, Second Son, in 1979 and his second novel, The Man Who Rode the Tiger, less than one year ago. This time period without new Charles Sailor material could be considered a tragedy in the literary world. The Man who Rode the Tiger is a gripping, suspenseful, fast paced and at times frightening thriller. Sailor takes the readers on a ride that will not soon be forgotten.
In the opening chapter the reader is hooked when the main character, David Kettering, is told by United States government officials that his daughter has been arrested in China on several charges including capitol offenses, will be facing trial within two weeks, and is facing a most certain outcome of a guilty verdict with a penalty of death. He is also advised there is nothing the government can do. Within a matter of hours he is on a flight to Beijing and his battle to save his daughter begins.
The character development is outstanding and truly draws the reader into the story. The author introduces the readers to characters who epitomize integrity as well as some of the most monstrous humans one could imagine; the kind of evil one hopes to never encounter. David Kettering finds himself in an unimaginable battle against the government of China. He is forced out of the country on the day his daughter is sentenced to death, but continues his relentless search for something to trade China for the life of his daughter.
As the story unfolds the reader becomes a part of the story feeling the emotions through the written word. It is a story that will cause loss of sleep; it will be impossible to put down. Mr. Sailor, please provide the world with more. Much more!