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Monday, December 31, 2012
Lightning Rider [Kindle] by Rick Mofina
Published in 2011 by Carrick Publishing
This short story does a great job of creating a vivid cast of characters. The setting is in an armored car that collects from Las Vegas casinos. The crew is headed up by Elmer Gask, a mouthy sexist racist who is one week from retirement. He is very proud to have never been successfully robbed and is looking forward to getting a reward of $22,000 for 22 loss-free years of carrying millions of dollars every day.
His crew today consists of Latino Gil Perez and Native American Jessica Scout. They are frequent targets of Gask's abusive tongue-lashings, although Scout seems to be a special target because not only is she a minority, she is also an extremely beautiful young woman.
But, as Gask finds out, today will not be a normal day in the armored car...
I rate this kindle book 4 stars out of 5 due to the clunky ending. But the rest of the story is quite good.
This story can be found on Amazon.com here: Lightning Rider
Reviewed on December 31, 2012.