Saturday 25 April 2020

Power Play by Tony Kent

Power PlayPower Play by Tony Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have only awarded 5 stars a handful of times and this is one of them. It is a books that panders to all my needs - action, thrills, political intrigue and requires your non stop attention. Jack Dempsey is an agent who is tasked with one of the most sensitive investigations possible, is the sitting President of USA corrupted? The author tells a great story of how the American dream can also be a horror story. Located in US, UK and Afghanistan, page after page you are drawn into the book and don't want to put it down. With "special services" action combined with corrupt political power is one of my favourite combinations. An excellent novel and will be seeking out other Tony Kent books.

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Sunday 19 April 2020

Ishmael Covenant by Terry Brennan

Ishmael Covenant (Empires of Armageddon #1)Ishmael Covenant by Terry Brennan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am not a religious person so you might find reading a book based on religious writings and stories a little strange. This however is only the background for an excellent geopolitical thriller with the US diplomatic service. Brian Mullaney is an agent of the diplomatic security service assigned to protect Ambassador Cleveland in Turkey. The author starts with a little history and background which is brief but informative, moving quickly to the main plot of a high stakes chase of a centuries old prophecy. With world peace in the balance Mullaney and his team have a roller coaster of a journey with the ambassador as he is posted to the Israeli mission. Recommended.

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Monday 6 April 2020

Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

RewindRewind by Catherine Ryan Howard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a good story, but is somewhat hampered by the style adopted. I stuck with it and enjoyed it more than I expected early on. The story moves around forward and back in time to fill in the gaps in the story line. I personally do not like this, and find it a little frustrating. The plot develops in a small village by the sea outside Cork in Ireland. An Instagram influencer has gone missing from a holiday home and the story follows a social media reporter who is investigating. The style does allow the author to hold back from revealing too much too early and add in some nice twists. All in all apart from the time jumps it is a very good read.

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