Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My Reveiw of a Brill Book!


Format: Kindle Edition
Marshall lives in an African country somewhere...no specific place is ever mentioned. He's a pilot, a job he loves and is more than good at. His family however, particularly his wife Fiona give him nothing but grief. Nevertheless, life goes along comfortably enough, until the day a coup takes pace and a nightmare of murder and mayhem ensues.
A despot from the South of the country ousts the present government, and proceeds to torture, persecute and murder all who come from the North of the country. Eventually, Marshall gets caught up in the horror of it all, and is forced to find a way of rescuing his family and a number of others who need his help.
To say this is an exciting story, is an understatement. I was on the edge of where ever I sat to read the book. I got so involved, I found myself trembling with a mixture of concern, fear and anticipation. It is so well written, so descriptive, it felt like I was watching a film. One of those, where you shout with frustration at the hero...come on MOVE! before it's too late!
The characters are brilliantly fleshed out. I cared about those I was meant to, and disliked...hated others. The dialog is brilliant and the story flows, grabbing you pretty much from the first page.
If I have one negative thing to say about this book, it's the frequent use of expletives. I don't like it, and I never will. When an author writes as brilliantly as, Anson Welsh, it shouldn't be necessary.
Anyway, gripe over, this is a great book and one I whole heartedly recommend.

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