Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Spartan by Charles Purcell

The SpartanThe Spartan by Charles Purcell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fans of Spartacus on the TV you're book is here, modernised into the 21st century. The only thing missing is the gratuitous sex which is probably a relief. Spartan is at the top of his profession above Tier 1 of US special forces only doing black ops. A specialist at hand to hand combat always resulting in lots of blood and extremely high body count. Partnered with an ex Mexian policewoman with some interesting high tech equipment, Spartan is assigned to retrieve biowarfare canisters spread around the US by a mad Chinese General. Only one mad General is not enough as Spartan is pursued by another.

If you are not into bloody, needless killing, action thrillers then please do not read. The book is overflowing with it, however it is a very real terrorist scenario cleverly thought out by the author, who does not waste any lines of the book with padding or irrelevant information. From start to finish you are kept on your toes with action. If you thought John Rambo was tough wait till you read about this guy.

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