Under Pressure by Robert Pobi is book two in his Lucas Page series.
Dr. Lucas Page is an astrophysicist, professor at Columbia University and a former FBI agent. Page is physically and socially flawed, but he has the unique ability to quickly analyze and process data well beyond the obvious. He’s been called in to consult for the FBI on a bombing at the Guggenheim Museum that killed 702 people. This is the second FBI case Page has consulted on since leaving the bureau, and he’s literally put his all into solving both cases.
I haven’t read the first book in this series, and though I would have liked more detail on the past incident that injured Page, that didn’t stop this from being a successful standalone novel with sufficient background in all other aspects. Under Pressure is very descriptive with a complex, yet compelling plot. There is plenty of explosive action, literally. The dialogue is vibrant and has humorous touches that provide tension relief for both the characters and the reader. The ending is shocking. I give this novel 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good thriller.
My thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: August 4, 2020