August 14, 2013

Drift Blog Tour: Review


Author: Jon McGoran
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Forge Books

Buy Link: Amazon


When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he’s inherited in rural Pennsylvania.
Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who’s under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He’s more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads—dealers his bosses don’t want to hear about.
But when the drug bust Doyle’s been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what’s growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .
Quick, clever, and terrifying, Jon McGoran’s Drift is a commercial thriller in the tradition of Nelson DeMille’s Plum Island.

Drift is a suspense novel set in rural eastern Pennsylvania and deals with the pressures of organic farming, the dangers to food worldwide, and highly connected drug dealers driving around the small town. When Doyle Carrick finds himself in his recently deceased parents' house and falling fast for the charming neighbor woman - he has no idea what he has stepped in the middle of; and that just might cost him and the ones he cares about more than he anticipated.

This was a slick thriller with twists and turns that the reader won't see coming and will have them eagerly trying to figure out what's really happening in this small town in Pennsylvania. The characters were all well written, although I found the romance between Doyle and Nola to be predictable. I liked watching Doyle come to the country as a Philly cop and then see his character change and grow into a much more complex man. The plot was really fascinating with all the topics about organic food, harmful pesticides and government tampering with food. I found it all the more creepy because these things are hot topics in our society today and this type of situation could actually happen (or be happening). The writing was well done with a quick pace and short chapters that held the reader's attention. Although I myself didn't find the topic of the book, mainly the organic versus government food agenda, to be quite up my alley, the mystery and suspense of the book was really well written. I'd definitely recommend this book for fans of the concepts discussed in the book as well as for fans of suspense and mysteries.

JON McGORAN has written about food and sustainability for twenty years, as communication director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, and now as editor at Grid magazine. During that time he has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work. In Drift, he combines his interest in the increasingly bizarre world of food today with his love of the thriller.

To connect with Jon, visit his website,

Jon McGoran’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, July 22nd:  Between the Covers Thursday, July 25th:  Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, July 25th:  Books a la Mode - guest post/giveaway
Friday, July 26th:  Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, July 29th:  Jenn’s Bookshelves
Wednesday, July 31st:  Fiction Addict
Thursday, August 1st:  girlichef
Thursday, August 1st:  Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Monday, August 5th:  Stacy’s Books
Wednesday, August 7th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, August 12th:  A Bookish Affair
Wednesday, August 14th:  A Dream Within a Dream
Thursday, August 15th:  Book Journey
Monday, August 19th:  A Bookworm’s World
Monday, August 26th:  Broken Teepee
Wednesday, August 28th:  Teresa’s Reading Corner

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one overall. Thanks for being on the tour!