Wednesday 25 May 2016

Serpentine by Peter Parkin & Alison Darby

SerpentineSerpentine by Peter Parkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who would think a story about a roller coaster could be so involved in government conspiracy. This is a fantastic thriller that starts with a thrilling ride on a roller coaster doomed to failure and the tragic death of passengers. The ride's designer Nathan Morrell is certain his creation was not at fault and is determined to find out why he and his company is being made into scapegoats. It is always a certainty that when the NSA is involved things will get nasty and the authors make good capital on this producing a riveting ride, almost as thrilling as being on the Black Mamba ride itself. The whole package is made even better by the easy to read style that flows smoothly and keeps you entertained throughout.

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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Triggerfish by Dietrich Kalteis

Triggerfish: A Crime NovelTriggerfish: A Crime Novel by Dietrich Kalteis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Triggerfish is a boat owned by an ex cop Rene Beckman, renting it out for fishing days is how he is spending his retirement, however on one trip with a girlfriend he stubbles upon a drug gang smuggling high value narcotics. This of course means they are immediate targets because of what they have seen. The story is a good one however I personally found some of the writing difficult to read as the author used a lot of descriptive narrative that was not essential to the plot - "Shoes scraped on the pavement, a handwritten sign by Market Seafood said they had wild sockeye, just in" That aside it has plenty of action and thrills and entertains throughout. The author needs to concentrate on entertaining without the flowery text which for me would make this a much better book.

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