My rating: 5 of 5 stars
JJ Ward, the Author very kindly sent me a copy of this book in return for an Honest Review (actually, you'd never get any other kind from me!).
At the start of this read I wasn't sure what to expect, it's a fairly plain cover after all .... so was astonished when I found that I was getting a bit annoyed when real life popped its head up and expected me to do stuff, rather than be left alone to read this. It certainly was a real page turner.
Having read it, I now love the fact that the cover is plain, it made me feel a like I should be meeting a man in dark glasses in a park somewhere to pick it up.
The subject matter would at first hint at full on "macho" type reading, but I'm a pink and frilly girlie and there was still plenty to keep me interested. There were quite a few strong females characters in this novel too, all written really, really well.
Not only did the Author conjure up some really great characters, but the dialogue was interesting and snappy, which made the whole Novel stand out as being Ian Fleming meets modern day, but written to perfection. Well done Mr Ward, you are now most definitely right at the top of favourite Authors' List. This is the kind of writing that would convert so well to TV Screen, or better still full on action film. I loved it, loved it ...... LOVED IT and it deserved the full 5 Stars Plus from me, and that's not just because I've fallen in love with Orlov!
There were a few small Errors, but as usual will be detailed in my full Blog Post Number #394 (October 2013). After I've updated the Blog, I'm off to search up more stuff written by James.
You can get this as a Kindle download HERE, listed at £1.88, which given that it's such a good read is well worth the money.
Published by: Indie Writer/Self Published
Reading Age: Adult - with little to no sexual content
Genre: Fiction > Contemporary > Spying > Suspense
The Author has also written another book in this Series, and I will update the Review by Series section as soon as possible with the details. He also also written The House of Charles Swinter - check out his GoodReads page HERE.
Not that many, as as this is a Kindle download, hopefully they will be corrected shortly.
Loc 1480: He knew what coming.
Correct to: He knew what was coming.
Loc 2387: On the fourth day, Joy came down into for dinner for the first time.
Correct to: On the fourth day, Joy came down for dinner for the first time.
Loc 3053: Bronstein wore a V-necked jumper and chinos and had his had his left hand in his pocket.
Correct to: Bronstein wore a V-necked jumper and chinos and had his
Loc 4784: ... decent people and set yourself up as an tin pot dictator.
I think it should be corrected to: ... decent people and set yourself up as a tin pot dictator.
Loc 5254: The grandma retracted into her shell then peeped out as of she might still get her feelers bitten off.
Correct to: The grandma retracted into her shell then peeped out as if she might still get her feelers bitten off.
Loc 5262: ... I know how I feels, believe me.
I think it should be corrected to: I know how it feels, believe me.