Guns! Bombs! Deception! And one extremely gullible spy. Read more at my blog …
Having become the legal guardian of Kelly, the child of his best friend who was murdered for knowing too much, Nick stone finds himself in desperate need of money. Kelly is in therapy with post traumatic stress disorder after remembering in vivid detail the brutal manner in which her family has killed. In order to pay for her therapy, Nick accepts a freelance job which requires him to kidnap a Russian mafia warlord.
When that doesn’t go as planned, Nick is recruited to help steal a computer program which can give the owner access to top secret communications. This time, there is more money at stake, and there’s more than some angry Russians after it this time.
My full review for this is over on my website (opens a new window).
Later this week, I’ll review the first in the Dirk Pitt series of adventures by Clive Cussler.
Yep, that Hugh Laurie. House? Really funny, super sexy British accent, you know who. I had no idea he’d written a book, but hey, the internet teaches you things! So I read it.
The Gun Seller is a convoluted, often hilarious story about spies, arms sales, international conspiracies and a lot of crazy car chases. It’s like someone blended The Bourne Conspiracy with a Douglas Adams story, added a little bit of John Le Carre and a protagonist who probably acts a lot like House. The result is very, very funny at times, but also just flat-out confusing at others….
The full review can be found here on my website. Here’s some book information though:
Remote control is the first in the Nick Stone series by Andy McNab. Tough, resourceful, ruthless – as an SAS trooper, Nick Stone was one of the best. Now he’s back on the streets. After a botched mission, the Regiment no longer want his services. But British Intelligence does – as a deniable operator. It’s the dirtiest job in a very, very dirty world.In Washington DC, it’s about to get dirtier still. On the apparently routine tail of two terrorists, he discovers the bodies of an ex-SAS officer and his family. Soon he’s on the run with the lone survivor of the bloodbath – a seven year old girl. And whilst she can identify the killers, only Stone can keep them at bay – and solve a mystery whose genesis takes him back to the most notorious SAS mission in recent history.
A gritty and violent action, adventure, spy thriller which, if was ever made into a film, would probably make The Expendibles look like Bill and Ben it’s that full of action.