Review of ‘No Good Deed’

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Mark Taylor was a modestly successful photographer, living an ordinary life, until he purchased an old camera in a bazaar in Afghanistan. Then, he learned that the camera took photos of horrific tragedies before they occurred, and he later had realistic dreams of the events—events he was determined to prevent. When he gets photos of the 9/11 attacks the day before they took place and tried to warn the government, instead of believing him, they took him into custody and labeled him an enemy combatant.

In a military prison, Taylor learns that being an enemy combatant means the government can do anything they want, any time they want, and there is no way out. Only his almost girlfriend, Chicago police detective Jessica Bishop, believes him, and then only after he’s incarcerated and she sees the power of the camera herself. It’s left to her to convince the authorities he’s innocent.

His travails don’t end with his release, though. He still has the camera, and it tells him of another impending terrorist attack; an attack that only he can stop, but in doing so, he must save one of the government officials who imprisoned and tortured him.

No Good Deed by M. P. McDonald is a riveting psychological thriller that has elements of the paranormal effortlessly entwined with gut-wrenching thrills and action that will take your breath away.

This is the first in a series that shows great promise, and I give it four stars.

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