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review 2016-04-01 19:43
The Vane-Martin Conundrum by Phillip Strang
The Vane-Martin Conundrum - Phillip Strang

Two government analysts are presented with a conundrum. The Islamic State is creating chaos in England with a concerted bombing campaign. The current Prime Minister, Clifford Bell cannot resolve the situation. Do they allow his assassination to continue or do they let him live?

 

His deputy will take his position, and she will declare war and fight back. She is the only hope, but to condone an assassination. There are no options; they know what they must do.


A nuclear-powered submarine has been lost. A cathedral prevented from destruction at the last minute. Shopping centres and churches throughout the length of England subjected to random attacks, patrons at public houses enjoying a quiet night’s drink slaughtered.


The Master, the head of the Islamic State in England is orchestrating the attacks. Durrani, the bomb maker, is giving him the weapons of destruction. Shafi, the murderer and drug dealer is out on the street aiming to infiltrate the Islamic State, and the Master’s daughter, the beautiful Sara, seduces her future husband, and forces him to sabotage his submarine after she has inadvertently fallen in love with him.


The lead policeman, DCI Isaac Cook of Jamaican heritage and Anne Argento, the Deputy Prime Minister are heading towards a romantic entanglement where their professional proprieties conflict with their personal feelings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review:

This book was actually written very well I'm just not for these kinds of stories right now.

4 Star book, 2 Star interest.. 3 Star rating..

 

 

 

 

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review 2013-12-26 08:59
The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories by John Hartnett
The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life from the Cheap Seats - John Hartnett
Did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? I enjoyed this book a great deal and I didn’t for a single minute feel like I was forced to read it. While some chapters seem light, funny they do provide the reader with an opportunity to think, discuss and develop their personal character. This is a funny book one should not take lightly. 

Did the actions of the characters seem plausible? All the chapters are scenes from Hartnett’s personal life so their actions were plausible. I have read other “journal” like books but none so funny. I really didn’t want this book to end. 

Did you feel you were experiencing the time and place in which the book was set? More than experiencing the time and place, I was able to relate to Hartnett’s experiences and his reactions taught me how to better my own actions in the future. Very inspiring author. 

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. 
Source: topomorning.blogspot.com
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review 2013-12-26 08:43
The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories by John Hartnett
The Barber's Conundrum and Other Stories: Observations on Life from the Cheap Seats - John Hartnett

What I didn’t like … The usage of hyphens and exclamation marks were slightly annoying. There were too many exclamation marks and the spacing between hyphens was not consistent. You have some with a single space and others with more. One or two, even three are forgivable but multiple times and you start mentally correcting it and get distracted from what you are reading.

Favourite chapter …. For this reader, “How Bananas Almost Destroyed My Marriage” was roll-on-the-floor-laughing material especially when he says, “Which one of us is right? Aha! All couples on the dance floor,please.” If you have lived with someone, you will know that it is the smallest sometimes most insignificant of habits that can be the most annoying and there is a point you snap. Loved the way Hartnett wrote this.

Favourite quote … If you ever hear the automated words, “Your call is important to us,” that’s a company run by aliens from outer space. Hang up and don’t try again - The author points how “aliens” have taken over the entire customer service industry since the mid-eighties. This is a chapter most readers can relate with because hey, who hasn’t had to deal with customer service of some kind?

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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