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Book review: The Tomb of Hercules by Andy McDermott (@AndyMcDermott)

Nina thought she’d landed her dream job, great money, funding, and time to  51FMp5if3eL._SY346_on a new obsession, finding the Tomb of Hercules. After finding Atlantis she has a void to fill. Chase, however, finds himself stagnating. He was never designed to be tied to a desk, and Nina had changed, attempting to fit into her new lifestyle. Such change is not always for the better. A face from Chase’s past creates strife, especially when he travels halfway around the world after her. Little did he know he was setting into motion terrible events, and Nina’s latest obsession was just what they were looking for to set their plans into motion.

Betrayal, action, adventure, old alliances, and new enemies come together to create the second book in Andy McDermott’s series. When first we met Nina and Eddie they sought Atlantis, now they are in search of the lost Tomb of Hercules. Buckle down because there is no lack of action, adventure and peril within. As a big follower of Greek mythology I couldn’t wait to lose myself in this adventure. Whilst the first book was more Tomb Raider, in the sense of clues and pursuit of a lost civilisation, this was more James Bond, lots of action, guns, threat, disaster, but not all that much in the way of solving cryptic puzzles and following ancient clues. All in all a good read, but the first book in the series remains my favourite so far.

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Book review: The Black Fox by Gordon Bickerstaff

Gavin Shawlins is on the run, only he doesn’t know it. Following their last mission for the reviewLambeth Group someone realised he knew something important, something that could put the US itself at risk. Zoe Tampsin, on the order of her superior, takes him and goes dark. In exchange for Gavin the US have offered The UK billions in upgrades, a manhunt of epic proportions is about to begin, no quarter will be shown, no stone unturned. Zoe swears to protect him at all costs, attempting to tease a secret, that even he doesn’t realise he knows, from him. Time is running out.

I really enjoy reading Gordon Bickerstaff ‘s books. He weaves excellent tales of secrets and conspiracies, all enhanced by vivid characters. It is rare for me to say that something would work well on the big screen, as either a series or movies, but these books would. They are dark, interesting, believable, and could easy be transferred into a gripping film. I certainly had a hard time putting this book down. If you want to lose yourself in a thrilling, action packed, conspiracy, espionage, then this is certainly a read you’ll enjoy.

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The Black Fox

 

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Book review: The Game of Sexes by Opal K. Dante

The Game of Sexes by Opal K. Dante is a thrilling combination of the action adventure genre and erotic romance.

gosEvie is a twenty year old virgin, almost freshly released from the all-girl boarding school her mother banished her to at the earliest possibility. But now she is home once more, and her obsession with her step-father Sebastian has only grown stronger. He has been married to her mother for just over five years and his affections towards his wife are strained at best. At every opportunity he leaves for Singapore, and the way he looks at Evie speaks of his own repressed desire. She vows to do anything to have him and very soon the opportunity presents itself, leading her into more danger and discovery than she could ever have imagined.

Sex, scandal, murder, action, adventure, mysteries and secrets The Games of Sexes has it all. This is not your typical erotic romance, it is an action packed adventure with peril, danger and surprising twists you won’t see coming. The plot is strong and compelling, the characters interesting, unique, well-developed and bursting with personality. The author’s style is immersive and more than once I found myself chuckling at some of the more humorous events. This book really is an amazing and surprising read and the erotic scene serve to enhance the story, not consume it. I look forward to reading more work of Opal K Dante’s in the future.

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