Cape Rage

Berkley. (Danny Barrett, Bk. 2). Mar. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780593440384. $28. THRILLER
In Corbett’s second “Danny Barrett” thriller (following The Sweet Goodbye), the action never stops. It is violent, but not mindless, and Corbett paints compelling characters through the fast pace. He’s a former Detroit beat cop whose testimony against his cop brother made him a pariah in his own district. He took on a new name and now he works for other agencies helping close major cases and the cases no one else wants. This time it’s a bank robbery committed by the Danbys, a vicious family who live on an unreachable island off the coast of Washington called Cape Rey. The FBI sends Danny undercover to work his way into the Danby crew. There’s a complication: Finn Danby shot his brother-in-law Henry Carter, scion of a crime family of bank robbers, in the back after a robbery, leaving him for dead. But Carter didn’t die. He’s on a blood-drenched cross-country trek to return to Danby Island to wreak vengeance on the Danbys, including his wife.
VERDICT Satisfying for crime aficionados of all stripes, especially those with a liking for nonstop action.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing