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The Killing Room: 3 (The China Thrillers)
The Killing Room: 3 (The China Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Number 3 as good as the first two., 29 April 2013
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Another cracking story of old and new China. Many twists and turns. Very satisfying and always difficult to put down.


The Fourth Sacrifice: 2 (The China Thrillers)
The Fourth Sacrifice: 2 (The China Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Number 2 ensures that you read the 3rd. Difficult to put down., 29 April 2013
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Number 2 as good as number 1. Writing of a very high standard. Intelligent and gripping. You begin to feel like a native of Beijing and such insights into the food and culture. Always difficult to put down.


Snakehead: 4 (The China Thrillers)
Snakehead: 4 (The China Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Number 4 in a compulsive series., 29 April 2013
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More in the series from Beijing. Writing of the highest standard. Fascinating insights into Chinese culture and behavior.Always gripping with many twists and turns.Well worth the read.


The Runner: 5 (The China Thrillers)
The Runner: 5 (The China Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Once you begin the series, you continue to the end., 29 April 2013
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By the time you get to number 5 you are very familiar with Beijing and the Chinese. More fascinating and thrilling mystery to add to those in the previous books. Writing of the highest standard. Intelligent and gripping. Well worth the read.


The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3)
The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Trilogy is well worth the read and each book as good as the others., 29 April 2013
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The third in the Trilogy continued in the style of the first two. Gloomy and rather depressing but beautifully written and fascinating twists and turns in the fortunes of the history and natives of the Island. Well worth the read and a high standard of writing and description.


The Firemaker: 1 (The China Thrillers)
The Firemaker: 1 (The China Thrillers)
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a great find. If you have been to China enjoy, if not this will make you want to visit., 30 Mar 2013
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Great read particularly if you have been in Beijing. Scene settings which bring the whole story to real life. So glad I found this author. Lots of mystery and intrigue interwoven with the real China plus a lot of the history of that great and fascinating Nation.Compulsive reading and now I will certainly read the rest of the series. I only found this author recently and by chance and have now read the Lewis trilogy and am into the second China Thriller. Why is he so unsung? Very happy and fully satisfied reader.


Creole Belle (Dave Robicheaux Book 19)
Creole Belle (Dave Robicheaux Book 19)
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as ever.!, 8 Dec 2012
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Having read almost everything he has written I would have to admit I am addicted to his style, poetry and philosphy and the environment of the deep South in which his stories are largely based. It really is remarkable that this latest effort is still so readable and enjoyable. Well done James Lee. Please let us have more. No handle cranked here!
Submerging myself completely in the world he creates is still a great experience and when it was over, I felt a great loss.
This latest is full of the usual intrigue, danger and violence and all the well known characters perform their parts as we have come to expect. The author and the characters are all ageing, as am I, but I do hope there is more to come.


Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Standards maintained., 17 April 2012
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After five previous barnstormers, Nesbo has maintained the high standards he has set and here is yet another cracking read. Not too sure whether the Norwegian Tourist Board approve of his efforts because clearly Oslo is not the place for a quiet weekend and no one would want to spend a holiday in Bergen, where the sun never shines. Glad to see that Harry is on the wagon!


Nemesis: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 2)
Nemesis: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 2)
by Jo Nesbo
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nemesis, 21 Aug 2011
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A long and complex read which involves several plots running in parallel. Perhaps a little over complicated since it is easy to lose some of the threads before you get to the end.However, a cracking read and well up to his established standards. Not too much of the darker side of Harry Hole which actually helps the long story line.


Assegai
Assegai
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Assegai. Back to those african stories., 21 July 2009
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Oh how nice to see that Wilbur Smith has returned to the African Bush.His early books about Africa introduced me to Africa and since then I have read so much and visited often.We were there in February this year and plan to return again. All lovers of Africa will welcome this return and the period leading up to the first world war is always fascinating.
If you are fascinated by animal stories then this is it although since that time we have all been trying to conserve them. The apparent slaughter of that era is quite appalling but seeing what has been achieved since in spite of huge development of the country is encouraging.A rip roaring story of the times and the country which intrigues throughout. Will appeal to all fans of his early african stories.


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