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review SPOILER ALERT! 2020-05-24 05:33
Alex go saved the world... again
Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz

Alex when to the south of France with Sabrina and met Yassen. Alex knew nothing good when he was there and followed him.

 

In the process, he met the rich pop singer Damian Cray, en ego maniac who is actually a psychopath. 

 

Alex when to the opening of a new game and played it. He has met Cray and found his creepy and have such an ego that he would cheat to get his way. 

 

He couldn't leave it alone so he went to the MI6. No one believed him. Alex shared his identity with Sabrina and MI6 betrayed him by making him out to be a liar. 

 

So he has to go at this alone. Jack believed him and they both go to find out what Cray evil plan. 

 

In the meantime, Sabrina's father, a journalist was hurt by a terrorist attack. It was Cray. Sabrina's father was working on a story linking it to Cray and got hurt. 

 

So Alex went into the compound to see for himself. He passed the gate, he also got some evidence that might spoil Cray plan. 

 

A fast read with Alex Rider doing a lot of spying stuff. He was on his bike that was given to him with gadgets. Quite a lot of action and running around. The bad guy is obviously the bad guy. 

 

The only surprise is how reluctant Yassen is unwilling to hurt Alex. 

 

Sabrina is quite nice as an addition to the story. Only Jack knew about what Alex do and now Sabrina got involved, Alex is not so alone. 

 

Fast read. Highly recommended. 

 

 

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review 2020-01-07 14:43
Bald is on the chase
Most Wanted Mission 1: Chris Ryan Extreme: Series 3 - Chris Ryan

Bald was found by an old coworker Land to do a job. Land tempted him with a new life when he is no longer hunted by the Firm. 

 

Lot of actions, lot of guns. Bald found out the the bad guy he is after also have the Russians chasing after him.

 

So he is in. For the money and for the freedom. During the chase, lot of betrayal and there is no trust anywhere. He don't really know who to trust. 

 

And someone try to kill him too. 

 

It is action pack. But Bald is not really a likable character. He is too trigger hapy to be a good person. And he is after the money instead of higher ideal. That's no good. 

 

His moral compass is all weird as well. Plus he is kind of sexist. 

 

Not likable character but might to closer to a not so sophisticated or educated persons. but highly trained in weapons. Scary world that the main character might died if he is not lucky or skill or both. 

 

Character need to develop better. On the whole still good enough because of the action and the plot twist. 

 

4 stars read.  

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review 2019-12-22 09:21
Door 18:  Hanukkah (Book task)
A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine series) - David Baldacci

 

Book: Read a book about light, miracles, featuring Jewish characters, set in Israel, that is the second book in a series, with the word “two” in the title, or with a light on the cover.

 

Atlee Pine is working through her aggression. 

 

And she still wants so much to find out who has taken and killed her twin sister.

 

Now in her old home, she find out more about the past of her parents that she didn't know before. 

 

There are a mix of persons around her. 


Her assistance, Blum is a older woman with children. And a trusting ally. 

 

Laredo is the man who wronged her before, and now met again. He said he was a changed man after his divorce.

 

Jack Lineberry, an older gentleman who knew her mother. And still holding back information from her. 

 

And three murders. Who are the killer and why. 

 

The story is mostly on Pine finding more about her past and his sister's murder. Some of the story is on the new murders, which seems to be a lot of running around interviewing persons of interest and discovering their lies. 

 

Good story. For me, not the best, but still engaging enough to stay up reading. 

 

Reading this for Door 18 with light in the cover. After all, this book is about hope. 

 

 

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review 2019-07-31 02:48
Nilly and Lisa saving the world
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The End of the World. Maybe. - Jo Nesbo,Jo Nesbo

Fun read. 

 

All the adults and children were being hypnotized by evil buffoon. So what did Nilly have to do is to save the world. 

 

It is funny how easy it is that the people turned against the king. And the king is so lay-back that he run into the danger of falling backwards. 

 

The evil doers can hide themselves. 

 

Of course, fart powder is being used to save the day. 

 

But how? 

 

That part of the fun. 

 

Also involved a frog tongue person and a teacher who used thunder knock on desk. 

 

This is so much fun. Highly recommended it. 

 

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review 2019-07-01 09:13
Mitch setup Nash for promotion
Pursuit of Honor - Vince Flynn

Mitch considered himself damaged goods.

 

He also wrongly used abortion issue to point out the hypocrisy of the senators on the left. 

 

The beauty of the left is their desire to uphold themselves as the ideal state. Not a bad thing.

 

The settings up of the story is pretty good. How a person could struggle between working in a dangerous job and having a family. 

 

The other part is good too. The bad guys are on the run. The bad guy has an intelligent team mate who prepared them to disappear in the middle of rural America and wait until things die down before moving back home.

 

Fortunately for the good guys, the bad guys are having a power struggle. The over-sized ego has ruined the preparation. Now the bad guys are split into two teams. 

 

Overall, pretty interesting read. It is kind of obvious that Mitch is closer to the hardliner who preferred to treat the terrorists as threat always and eliminated them with any mean.  While the other political values are also closer to the Republican camp. That is the only part I dislike about this. The Republicans are not that detail in thinking and not very good in seeing where the left wing come from. Maybe watching more real news instead of Fox news. 

 

Anyway, still good to see how the other party things. 

 

 

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