Wednesday 26 June 2013

Target Churchill by Warren Adler & James C Humes

Target ChurchillTarget Churchill by Warren Adler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book transports you into the post war era just before the Cold War. It is difficult to separate the fiction from fact, as this is very well written to the point you believe it is a historical novel. Churchill our wartime hero is targeted by an assassin during a visit to the USA, accompanied by Truman the current president, you are presented with many options on how the attempt will play out. The author explores Churchill's long time relationship with his bodyguard to prove that even in politics simple and trusting friendship are possible. Excellent book and is recommended as a must read.

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Tuesday 18 June 2013

Mission to Paris by Alan Furst

Mission to Paris (Night Soldiers, #12)Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

World War II is just round the corner and Frederic Stahl a Hollywood star is sent to Paris to make his latest movie. The book follows the day to day life of the star from the start of the movie to the end, shooting in studio and on location. During this period it is made very clear what is coming for everyone in Europe. The author Alan Furst paints a very vivid picture of the pre-war conditions in Europe. This is the main event of this novel as the storyline in its self is not very exciting, but he adds atmosphere that makes this a very fascinating and entertaining read.

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Wednesday 5 June 2013

Bottom Line by Marc Davis

Bottom LineBottom Line by Marc Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Corporate story line, title gives a strong clue, Nick Blake is working for a business consulting firm, led by a self made successful business man with an ego to match his wealth. The relentless pursuit of riches, it's consequences and how it can affect the lives of others is the main theme. Nick ends up playing detective in pursuit of his mentor. It sets off at a good pace, however the steam is running out by the time the book concludes, but still holds my attention to the end. More could have been done by adding some twists and turns making an excellent story rather than just a good one.

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