Probably one of the best reads in the Leine Basso series, Cargo sees Leine trying to track down an American backpacker, Kylie, who has disappeared in Thailand. Taking her role with SHEN as seriously as ever, Leine realises that Kylie won’t be the only captive she finds.
However, things do not always go as planned and Leine finds herself captive on the same boat as Kylie being shipped to an unknown destination. Forming an unlikely alliance Leine does what she does best, defeat the poor odds against her to continue her quest to find Kylie.
As much as I enjoy reading capable and dynamic protagonist Leine Basso, each book still keeps me on the edge of my seat as I wait to see how she will turn the tables and who will betray her trust as she battles alone to save the innocent.
Cargo was particularly touching and a challenging read as I find the hunting of animals deplorable and there were a few passages I found disturbing, but I do not blame the author for bringing the issue of poaching to the fore in Cargo. I feel its an issue that needs addressing and if reading this book makes another person take a stance against the destruction of beautiful animals, so be it.
Cargo is unrelenting compelling with a ruthless protagonist in Victor Wang. As usual I was caught up in the action and suspense of the story. It isn’t necessary to read the previous books in the series to enjoy this book, but you will definitely with you had, just to find out more about Leine. I look forward to reading more from one of the most capable and entertaining female protagonists in thrillers at the moment.