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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sounding Drum by Larry Jay Martin

        An Uneven Read at Best

Rockefeller Center
 Sounding Drum is a book that does not know what it wants to be. It is partially a legal/business thriller and partially a "buddy book" farce. It features a group of New York City American Indian friends, led by attorney Stephen Drum, that go against the mafia, a blackmailer/assassin, the federal government, the New York State government, the New York City government and all of the odds to put an Indian reservation in New York City with an accompanying "Indian" casino in Rockefeller Center.

Sounding Drum is frustrating, however, because the thriller aspects are not consistent and the fun "buddy book" parts only kick in during the last 50 pages or so. It makes for a herky-jerky read and is ultimately unsatisfying. That is why I am giving it a 2 stars out of a possible 5 stars.

This book can be found on Amazon here: Sounding Drum.

Reviewed on February 12, 2005.

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