Book Review: Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg



Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg

Published November 2013

Pages: 356

Genre: Thriller

Goodreads Synopsis: Second-hand smoke gave Martin Muntor lung cancer … and he’s mad. Very mad. And he’s going to do something about it. 

It’s 1995, and the tobacco industry thinks it’s invincible. But is it? Muntor devises an ingenious strategy to put Big Tobacco out of business, and he doesn’t care how many people he has to take with him in order to do it.

Down-on-his-luck cigarette company investigator Tommy Rhoads has other ideas, though. Both Muntor and Rhoads are smart, resourceful, and motivated — and neither one has anything to lose. They’re full speed ahead and on a collision course to a showdown you won’t forget. 

Read Find Virgil now, and go along for the wild ride.

My Review: Find Virgil is a story of revenge. Muntor is going to make the tobacco companies suffer because he was diagnosed with lung cancer strictly from inhaling secondhand smoke.  

For me, this book had moments where I was interested and hooked, and it had moments where it felt dry and hard to get through. Some parts felt a little too technical and hard to stick with. I enjoyed the intense Virgil scenes. I like the action and the revenge.

I enjoyed the character of Muntor. His suffering, desire for revenge, and  illness leaped from the pages and felt genuine. The character depth was apparent. However, I felt the other characters of the book, excluding TR, lacked depth. I unfortunately didn’t feel anything from those characters.

 I did thoroughly enjoy the ending of the book. Part Three of the book exploded with intensity. I was looking forward to that feeling throughout the book and when it finally arrived, it was incredible! It was a great ending. A true thriller ending. Grand Finale indeed!


3/5 Blades to Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg


Top Five of 2013!

As we say goodbye to 2013, I’d like to highlight my top five favorite books that came out in 2013.

5. The Clearing by Dan Newman– 
One of the many things that I loved about this book was the characters. I remember thinking how real they feel. Like I think I knew a few of these characters in middle school. Characters were done so well! I also really enjoyed that this book scared me! I love books that scare me. The story is so good and the message is even better. If you haven’t read this yet, I definitely suggest you pick it up! 

4. Cubeworld by Karl Olsberg – I picked this one up because it was based off the game of Minecraft and I’m so glad I did. I had, let’s be honest, still have an obsession with the game of Minecraft and I loved reading this book and being completely inside this world. The story is so good! The twists and the resolution. I had a great experience reading this book and it definitely had to be included in this list.

3. Scare Me by Richard Jay Parker – When was the last time you googled yourself? This book is the true definition of a thriller. My heart was racing throughout this entire book. Seriously scary stuff. I also really enjoyed the gruesome imagery and Parker did it incredibly well. I can’t wait for his next book, Stalk Me, coming out in 2014.

2. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon– This was the first McMahon book I read and I really enjoyed it. One of the greatest serial killer books I’ve read. I loved everything about this book – the story, the characters, and the plot twists. Definitely five stars and definitely deserves to be on this list.

1. Antigoddess by Kendare Blake– Antigoddess is the first in the Goddess War series and it certainly started with a bang! This was my most anticipated book of 2013 and it ended up being my favorite book of the year. Mythology is fun to begin with, but when you add in Kendare Blake’s writing, it can only get better. So very excited for book two! 

There you have it- my top five favorite books of 2013. I started this blog in July of this year and I want to thank all of you who follow and read my blog posts. I am having so much fun blogging about books! Here’s to a happy, healthy and book-filled 2014! HAPPY NEW YEAR!