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review 2018-11-07 12:41
Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe Book 2) by Mark Nolan
Vigilante Assassin: An Action Thriller - Mark Nolan

Jake Wolfe and his service dog Cody are back, and all he wants is a quiet life. But life has other plans for him and once again he is embroiled in yet another thrilling story. Murder, kidnappings and twists that will keep you an the edge of your seat, you are definitely in for a thrilling read.

 

What starts out as a missing husband soon becomes so much more, when he is found dead in a secret room in the house. This starts a chain of events that involve Jake and Cody delving deep into car chases, gun fights and kidnappings. For me Cody stole the show  – I loved him the first book and even more so in this one, the relationship that he has with his master Jake is something else and I have heard a lot about the abilities of military service dogs which Nolan manged to convey brilliantly.

 

I was critical of the first book being too long, but now in hindsight I can see why as it really set Jake’s character and delved deep into his past – whilst you do not need to have read Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie before as this is easily a stand alone, I do recommend reading it though as it will give you a better insight to why Jake is the person he is now,

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review 2018-05-23 10:36
Book Review - Vigilante Assassin by Mark Nolan
Vigilante Assassin: An Action Thriller - Mark Nolan

Vigilante Assassin by Mark Nolan is "a thriller that will keep you turning the pages with its excellent writing prose, descriptive scenes and characters." reviews Beck Valley Book Tours & Promotion.

In the creation of Jack Wolfe the author has born a rival to Lee Child and Jack Reacher, a thriller that will keep the reader turning the pages. The real beauty of this story is the bond between man and dog, the trust and devotion they have keeps them both alive in their adventure to find a missing person whose family are under threat.

Injustice, intrigue and emotions run high throughout the storyline and make for a riveting read taking us on a roller coaster of a ride. I love the way the writer takes Jake to the boundary of law enforcement in order to protect and stop bad things happening, taking him deeper into a place he was not expecting to go.

The in-depth knowledge and research of the special dog handling unit shines through the pages and gives the reader an excellent insight into how many hours, patience and effort it takes for them to form a formidable team.

Excellent writing prose, descriptive scenes and characters brought to life run through the imaginative part of your brain painting a vivid image of what is happening and you start to act out the next part of the story or so you think!

This is the second book in the series of Jack Wolfe but can be read as a stand alone, if you love thriller, mystery and the clever way that the unsung animals help solve mysteries and catch the bad guys this is the book for you. Watch out for this author and Jack Wolfe I promise you will not be disappointed.

Find out more on the book and enter the #giveawayhere:
https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/book-review-vigilante-assassin-action.html 

Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/book-review-vigilante-assassin-action.html
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review 2017-08-08 21:23
Gang warfare and violence.
Brick: an action-packed crime thriller - Conrad Jones

I volunteered to listen to the audio version of this book, expecting a thriller, but not expecting the level of violence that it contains. In fairness to the author, the violence was up-front and in-your-face right from the beginning and under all normal circumstances I would have closed the book there and then. However, I tend to complete audiobooks more often than the written word, so I persevered.

 

An unfortunate teenage boy from a peaceful, if poor family, becomes embroiled in a gang situation where life is cheap and revenge is all. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and mouthed off a bit too much. As a result, he and his family become targets of a ruthless mob and find themselves fleeing for their lives.

My friends read 'body-count' books and we joke about the number of bodies eliminated by the author during the course of the book - well, I have to say I lost count with Brick, there certainly weren't many left to bring to justice by the end.

 

If you're looking for dark and brooding with an ominous presence, then this may be for you; if it's a frantic page-turner you're after, then, no, I didn't find that with this book, it didn't grab me and I'm sorry to say, even the ending was a bit flat.

Notable comment for the narrator, Diana Croft, who nailed the Northern accents.

 

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text 2017-03-10 10:00
Blog Tour and Giveaway for Azrael Initiative by K Hanson
 
 
The Azrael Initiative
Kayla Falk Series Book 1
by K Hanson
 
Genre: Action Thriller
 
Best friends Kayla Falk, an engineering student, and Olivia Bellamy, who is studying nursing, are nearing the end of their college career when terrorists attack their university. Through a combination of cleverness, bravery, and luck, the two manage to foil the deadly plot. A mysterious man from the United States government, Mr. Hightower, sees their potential and attempts to recruit Kayla and Olivia for a program to take on ISIS. They initially refuse, but another terrorist attack that strikes close to home pushes them to change their minds and join the Azrael Initiative.
 
After several months of hard training, the two women are dropped into Al-Raqqah, the capital of ISIS, in Syria. Once there, they must blend in with the locals as they strike from the shadows to kill ISIS leaders, destroy their facilities, and free captives. As Americans deep within enemy territory, they know that they will be killed if discovered. As women, they also know that they would suffer before death. Walking the line between vengeance and justice strains their relationship. As they work to resolve their differences, the symphony of brutality around them ultimately pushes them closer together and forges them into the warriors that they were meant to become.
 
 
K Hanson is a new author and is currently working on launching his debut novel, The Azrael Initiative, which features two young women being thrown into the fight against ISIS. He is also working on Storm Raven, the first book in a new fantasy series.
K lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he works as a software developer. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading, working out, playing video games, and spending time with his wonderful girlfriend, Bobbi.
 
Some of his favorite authors are Tom Clancy, George R. R. Martin, and Sarah Maas.
 
 
 
 
You may find us here !
 
 

 
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review 2017-01-26 15:22
Falling in Death and Love- Magnus Stanke

     This is a good suspense thriller written with an easy read style and a good deal of wit. The 1970s setting in Mallorca works very well, as do the bunch of main characters. All of who are unique enough that one has little danger of confusion. We read into a holiday romance that promises to be so much more, and then for tragic reason proves to be life changing for one and life ending for the other.

     This is a plot easily ruined by knowing too much, like so many popular films one sees a week too late. Try to avoid reading the plethora of spoiler reviews. Not easy I know. As to the question of converting this book for film medias, it would make a gift of a screen script.

     I don’t usually manage to read books in a sitting, however good they are, and I didn’t quite manage with this one, but not through lack of trying. Young readers for who the ‘70s are ancient history, and older readers put off by early pages of period ‘hippiness’, read on, you won’t be disappointed. This really is a good adrenaline rush read, not just another middle-aged author dreaming up a regretfully missed life of dope, speed, and sex in the sun. And yes, Sushi chefs really were moving in on Europe right back when baby-boomers were still young, even though we associate Japanese style cuisine more with western city life in the new millennium.

     The book is so well written, especially when one accounts for the fact that Stanke is German, and writing in a second language, English. Correct me if I’m wrong, someone, but I don’t think this book has versions in German, Spanish, or any other language, and it certainly hasn’t been translated by anyone other than the author. Stanke has both a feel for language and the skill to weave a good yarn.

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