Capti is another riveting addition to the Neil Baggio Suspense series by Charles D'Amico! A month after Frank and Gaines went down in a plane, Neil is at his wit's end because of a new development: Gaines has kidnapped someone close to Frank's heart. If Neil tries to save the kidnapped victim and stop Gaines, his mission would be in line with that of the man who keeps escaping him and is tarnishing his life and reputation in the process. Yet, Neil is slipping into his old habits and considering putting an end to his chase for good. However, this might be a journey of no return. Will Neil accomplish his mission before he completely drowns himself?
No one writes suspense better than Charles D’Amico. I am constantly blown away by Mr. D’Amico’s narrative and his style of writing. I have read a good few novels by him now, and each is as unique as his characters. The Neil Baggio series is the crème de la crème of his collection, and it shows. Neil is one of the most progressive and modern characters in the suspense genre. He is not perfect, and he never pretends to be. The author takes this characteristic and makes Neil unapologetically intelligent and cunning. The mystery behind Cappelano and Gaines is very entertaining. It is refreshing to see something that makes Cappelano honest. Up until now, we have only seen cold and calculated emotions from Cappelano, and this novel almost made him human. I hope this series never ends!
Author Charles D’Amico has once again delivered a new twist in the Neil Baggio saga, and I’m amazed at the clever surprises and new situations still in store despite being so many books in. Something I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned during this series, which struck me more and more with this new book, is the author’s stylistic approach and sheer verve, creating artistically described scenery that blends well with the mood and emotions of the characters. This gives a cinematic feel to every scene change, and from chapter to chapter this novel grew darker and more gritty as Neil’s mental resolve is stretched to its max. It was a masterful addition to what is already solid storytelling, elevating it to new emotional heights. Overall, I would highly recommend Capti to fans of the existing series, crime and suspense readers, and those who appreciate high stakes action balanced with intelligent storytelling.
Charles D'Amico is a master entertainer whose novels never fail to have me thrilled. Having read many of the books in the Neil Baggio suspense series, I have become very well acquainted with Neil Baggio, an opinionated character that is as likeable as he is enigmatic. The author writes in an engrossing first person narrative voice and the story revolves around the perspective of the protagonist. I like the author’s uncanny skill for providing backstory without taking the reader’s attention off the main plot points. The characters are rock-solid, intelligently developed, and fleshed out. Just when the reader thinks they have seen a lot of Frank Cappelano, the author weaves a new twist into the story, raising the conflict to a new level. There is so much to comment on in Capti, including the clever plot, the gorgeous writing, the memorable characters, and surprising twists that make the plot endearing to fans of thrillers, but I will say this: In Neil Baggio, the author creates a character that readers can quickly connect to and find themselves thinking about as they go about their business.
Capti by Charles D’Amico is, as usual, well-written and gripping. This book is part of a series but the author gives enough information about the incidents and characters in other books in the series so that you don’t have to read them, but you still know what is going on and how the characters in this book relate to each other. The author spends time telling you the thoughts and emotions of Neil Baggio, which helps you to get an idea of what type of character he is. This in turn helps you understand the actions he takes which would ordinarily be unthinkable. The way this book is written, with its many twists and turns, leaves you intrigued as to what’s coming next and gives you an appetizer to read all the other books. Overall, an exciting, well thought out book.
What suspense! What a thrilling experience! I seriously could not put Capti down. Charles D'Amico takes readers through the experience of catching the worst of the worst criminals in the most realistic and captivating way. The book is completely immersing; it felt like I was seeing through the eyes of the protagonist while he studies the minds of his targets and their pasts to increase his chances of catching them. No moment is boring! The protagonist is depicted to act on a whim in many situations, and every crazy, unbelievable display of courage left my heart racing and had me eager for more. To add to the realism of the book, the cost of Neil's spontaneity is displayed through his introspections, habits, and the concerns of his acquaintances. You should not hesitate to read Capti if you love books about catching the bad guys and doing it with style.