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Unsavory Delicacies (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 2)

Unsavory Delicacies (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Russell Brooks
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Product Description

For fans of Barry Eisler and Robert Ludlum. A three-course story collection with a side-order of revenge.

Crème Brûlée

Rogue operative, Monique Beauvais, cons a software genius into selling her a coveted technology that would allow its user to control CIA drones while they’re in flight. And she will go as far as killing him in public in order to have it.

To the Last Bite

A renowned food critic—whose scathing reviews have closed down restaurants—gets a savoury surprise.

Shashlyk and Morezhenoe

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, leads a team against one of Russia’s most powerful crime families. He discovers secrets, but not one that he was expecting to find.

Three stories with three consequences. All containing three Unsavory Delicacies.

***Caution*** Readers are strongly advised NOT to eat while reading To The Last Bite.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 192 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.ą r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XD66VW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #466,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Russell Brooks is the author of three thrillers--Pandora's Succession, Unsavory Delicacies, and Chill Run, and The Demeter Code.

Russell's a former Indiana Hoosier Track Champion and Canadian Track Team member in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x100 meter relay. He has written several essays on his blog, The Big Picture, one of which was published in the online Op-Ed section of the National Post in early 2009. He was also recently seen on the morning TV show, Mornin' Barbados

You can learn more about Russell Brooks at

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5.0 out of 5 stars Three juicy little shorts 13 Oct 2012
By Beeshon
Format:Kindle Edition
Russell writes a good thriller novel; he also writes a good short story. Three, in fact: Crème Brūlée, To the Last Bite, and Shashlyk and Morozhenoe. The first and last feature Ridley Fox--a familiar face, as he's the main character in Russell's Pandora's Succession. And, as always, he's in top form: focussed, clever, and not to be messed with.

We've all heard the expression `hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'. In `To the Last Bite', a chef knocks the socks off a scorned woman...I have a very sound piece of advice: take care not to upset a chef before you've sampled his food.

This was a most enjoyable read. Small though these little snacks might be, Russell packs nice juicy filling ingredients of tension, suspense, and wryness, into them, leaving you pleasantly satisfied.
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4.0 out of 5 stars fun quick read 5 Nov 2012
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Unsavoury Delicacies by Russell Brooks

4 Stars

Unsavoury Delicacies is a collection of 3 short stories which all center around restaurants. From covert operations to a food critic and finally the Russian mafia, the stories were all short but oddly entertaining.

I have to say the second story actually made me feel sick when I realised just what the twist was, which I found amusing. I will always be sure from now on, never to upset a chef!

Russell Brooks has an easy to read writing style, and an imagination that seems to be quite varied. I enjoyed this anthology and if you have half an hour spare and want to read something different, give this a go.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 3 "savory" short stories 20 Oct 2011
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Unsavory Delicacies - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds

Unsavory Delicacies is made up of three short stories that will give you a taste of tantalizing suspense.
Crème Brulee - Monique Beauvais an agent for Ares. She has no qualms about double crossing those who supply her with the information she has been assigned to acquire. Curtis White is truly a nerd that has no qualms about drooling like a dog when he meets the beautiful Monique. But this story has a moral...Never underestimate a Nerd.

To the Last Bite - Dennis Kirby is a food critic who has a tendency of "killing" a restaurant due to the comments he posts in his column To the Last Bite. After eating one of the most delicious meals of veal and liver he puts in a request to meet the Chef hoping to find out his cooking secret. Of course the Chef declines to give out his secret recipe. Kirby has nothing but praise for this superb meal and reflects his delight in his next column. But what was really in such a spectacular dish? Kirby will soon find out.

Shashlyk and Morozhenoe - Ridley Fox is a CIA operative. He has been assigned to take possession of some nationally important documents that are in the possession of Maksim Antanov. Antonov is known to be linked to the Arms of Ares and is next in line to take over after his father retires. But the secrets discovered by Ridley will have Antonov in his pocket for as long as he wants.

Watch for my review for Russell Brooks' next upcoming thriller Chill Run which will be available on December 1, 2011. Follow him on his website as a reminder <...>.

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I was sent Unsavory (I always want to put the "u" in that word!) Delicacies by the author as a review request some while ago, but have really struggled to find time at the weekend to get it read - which is crazy as it's a very short read!

Unsavory Delicacies is a trilogy of short stories, namely - Crème Brūlée, To the Last Bite & Shashlyk and Morezhenoe. The three stories are very short, very fast paced & quite thrilling! The stories are all interconnected by a restaurant (not the same restaurant, mind) & an underlying theme - revenge. Crème Brūlée begins in a restaurant in Old Montreal (love stories that take place in my native Canada!) & features spies & some serious intrigue. To the Last Bite is about a food critic, Dennis Kirby, who takes great pleasure in ripping restaurants apart in his column. This one is not for the faint of heart, or those with a delicate stomach! Shashlyk and Morezhenoe takes place in Russia & features a character from Crème Brūlée, Ridley Fox & again features spies - this time with a Russian Mafia twist.

All 3 stories are excellently written - my only regret is that they are so short. I think that all 3 could have been a lot longer & still would have been as good. These left you wanting more - a lot more.........but maybe that was Brooks' idea all along!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unsavory Delicacies 11 Jun 2011
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Unsavory Delicacies by Russell Brooks is a terse collection of three killer culinary short stories. There's sex, exquisite dining, and a dead body or two!

Creme Brulee is the first story in the book, offering up international spies and conspiracies with a side of revenge!

In To the Last Bite, we meet Dennis Kirby, a renown food critic whose reviews means life or death in the restaurant business. His last critique subject was better than any other he'd had before,until he finds out the secret ingredient!

Lastly we have Shashlyk and Morozhenoe. In this tale, Mr. Brooks uses a character from one of his previous stories. In this, we read of spies and covert operations dealing with the Russian Mafia. What they came to find and what is actually hidden away, are two very different things!

Unsavory Delicacies was a very quick and amusing read. I do feel the author could have spent more time with each story, adding to the plot and length of the tale. I realize this is a collection of short stories, but they did seem even too short for that. Honestly, this book really wasn't "my thing" but I'm sure there are plenty of readers who would truly enjoy this! There are violent and adult situations not suited for younger readers.

~Hazel O'Shea
Written for the Juniper Grove Blog
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Book!
Unsavory Delicacies is a short trilogy with three stories filled with tension, angst, and tragedy all rolled into one book. Read more
Published on 22 April 2011 by Yvonne Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and to the point
Russell Brooks contacted me and asked if I'd review his collection of short stories, Unsavory Delicacies. Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This collection of three stories was a delight to read. The writing is concise without being dull and the plot lines are a fun addition to the suspense genre. Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by V. Cano
4.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Short Story Collection
Unsavory Delicacies is a delightful collection of three short stories and the perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with the author Russell Brooks. Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by S.Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliciously Dastardly!
This collection of three short stories by Brooks is, indeed, rife with delicacies; sating our cravings for thriller prose. But, Holy Guacamole, Batman! Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by MacTavish
3.0 out of 5 stars Punchy, Fun and Entertaining
Unsavory Delicacies is a collection of three short stories written by Russell Brooks which probably best fit into the Thriller/Suspense genre. Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by Killie
4.0 out of 5 stars A Deliciously Fun Trio
Russell Brooks' Unsavory Delicacies explores espionage and horror with a dash of tasty treats within these three short stories. Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by Cherie Reich
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book
I read this last night and it only took me about 25 minutes to read. This book has 3 great short stories in 25 pages and all 3 stories are fantastic and full of suspense . Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by Canadian Book Addict
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