With thanks to Netgalley and St Martin's Press for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.
The story begins with Chris Brennan being interviewed for the post of teacher/assistant basketball coach. The reader knows straight away that Chris is using a fake identity and fake qualifications.
Chris is particularly interested in three boys who are in his class and members of the Muskateer baseball team. Evan Kostis is is the son of a doctor and star player of the team. Raz Sematov whose father died the year before of cancer and Jordan Larkin who is from a single parent family.
Chris wants one of the boys to be his 'unwitting'. 'His intent is to manipulate the boy, but it is just the means to the end'. The story is told from the POV of Chris and the boys mothers Heather Larkin, Susan Somatov and Mindy Kostis.
This book had so many twists and turns I was dizzy. In step two the reason for Chris being in school was revealed, I did not see it coming. Personally I did not enjoy step 3 because I did not enjoy James Bond helicopter chases. I thought Chris and The Rabbi were intriguing characters and I would like to read another book with them.
I highly recommend this psychological/political thriller. I would of given this book 5 stars but I did not enjoy the action scenes.