If you like rip-roaring Tomb Raider style adventures, Marah Chase is the heroine you've been waiting for. Recruited by British Intelligence to find the tomb of Alexander the Great and a mysterious, powerful artefact it contains before a quasi-religious cult (obviously thinly based on Scientology, which cracked me up). The action is non-stop and we get to meet quite a few characters from Marah's past, including her former mentor and her ex, as well as the attractive operative
Have you ever heard of D.B. Cooper? Because if you have, the plot of this book might seem startlingly familiar. If you haven’t heard of D.B. Cooper, you might want to look at the Wikipedia entry, but I’ll sum up by saying he was the perpetrator of the only unsolved skyjacking in aviation history, parachuting out of an airliner somewhere over the Pacific Northwest with $200,000 strapped to his body on Thanksgiving Eve, 1971. Neither he nor his stolen money have been identified
I have to be honest and say that although Jack Reacher is one of my favourite fictional characters, the last few adventures haven't quite lived up to the earliest ones, and The Midnight Line really fell flat, for me, especially the ending. So it was more in hope than anticipation that I picked up Past Tense... and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. Past Tense is, in my opinion, the best Reacher book since Worth Dying For, which is my favourite Reacher book ever. It's right up t
The Negotiator has no name. He's a man you probably wouldn't notice if you saw him in the street… he dresses to blend in. But he has a very particular set of specialized skills, and when a deal goes inexplicably wrong and his assistant is killed, he turns those skills to a single, utterly focused purpose, a mission that will not end until he has what he wants. Revenge. While the Negotiator’s business is decidedly on the shady side - he brokers black market deals, determining
Called home by the brother he hasn’t seen in years, Jonathan Hunter arrives just in time to witness his brother’s death and hear his dying words, cryptic clues which plunge Hunter headfirst into a nest of terrorists planning to execute a series of horrifying attacks. Fortunately, Hunter is a ‘consultant’ for the CIA, tasked with taking care of the dirty, deniable jobs Uncle Sam can’t publicly admit to. If anyone can solve the puzzle in time to save those at risk, it’s Hunter.
Sometimes, people make me really Tired. Like all the people who are raving about this book (and to be fair, it's a well-researched, decently-written story) but NOT ONE SINGLE ONE of them pointed out that, once again, it's a story of people of colour (specifically, Black people) living in their own country (specifically, Jamaica), and the protagonist and Saviour of the narrative is... ... a white American male. *sighs deeply* I'm so very, very tired of this trope, most especia