Review by Oscar Osman -- The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri

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Review by Oscar Osman -- The Embalmer by Vincent Zandri

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Embalmer" by Vincent Zandri.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Vincent Zandri is a profilic writer who has sent atleat twenty books to our various bookshelves. His books are mainly centered about the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller and lastly fiction. The Embalmer is the first book in one of Vincent’s series of books called, A Steve Jobz Thriller. This story is packed in about three hundred pages and so its not bulky. I thus thought that reading it is not an uphill task and so I could not put it back to the shelf without enjoying it.

In this story, there is some naughty guy who is kidnapping women, more so the young ones, and he mummifies them while they are still living. This is very significant in making this book a creepy work. Zandri develops one Steve Jobz into the main protagonist character in this story. Job works as a cop but his career is chocked one day when he guns down a teenager while he is attempting to save a clerk. This makes him retire early as a cop. This makes him have no otherwise but to secure a job with The Unemployment Insurance Investigation Fraud Agency that is based in the state of New York.

In his new job, Jobz gets new work counterparts, Herman and Lu. Their boss is Henry. Jobz however, does not love his new career since he was already used to his career as a cop. He is therefore always lonely and bored. This makes him to drown in the river of alcohol in a bit to drain his stress.

There is a lot to cherish from this book since the author packed several minerals for us to mine out of this story. The last section of this book is rich in action that will thrill readers.

Another thing that made me to also love this book is its narration that is done from the first person’s point of view. This is very important in enabling readers to admire and like the characters. They are also put in a better position of personally connecting with Steve Jobz. Zandri employs the use of humor and this breathes life to this story since it sheds light onto this otherwise dark story.

The events surrounding the murder are vividly described to give a detailed explanation. This enables the readers to reap more out of this story. The description of the mummification process is disgusting and fascinating at the same time. I loved how the author hands The Embalmer its authenticity by having proper knowledge on the Mortician trade.

Readers will have easy time of visualizing and following the plot The Embalmer since the language used mirrors the characters and the scenes well. Zandri is skillful enough by introducing chapters and section breaks by use of Mustang pictures at the start of new chapters and page breaks.

In terms of recommendation, I would recommend this book to lovers of action and mystery especially murder mysteries. People who don't like spine-chilling scenes are advised to keep away from this book. Since The Embalmer is perfectly written and given that it is professionally edited, I awarded it 4 out of 4 stars.

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