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The Seventh Stone (Destroyer #62) (The Destroyer)
The Seventh Stone (Destroyer #62) (The Destroyer)

4.0 out of 5 stars Still kickin', 18 April 2013
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I have read a lot of this series, and I mean a lot! The early books in the series were new and novel and the ideas great and free flowing.but the sheer volume of ideas and stories were bound to become a little stale. But every now and them a little gem appears and the stories are as good as the earlier ones.
This is one of those stories. Full of the history of Sinanju and of the masters.
The story concerns an emporor who reneges on a deal. This has dire consequences and blood is spilled. So he decides to get his revenge on Sinanju but this takes centuries and comes into fruition when Remo and Chiun take a vacation. Full of irreverent humour and violence and history.
Remo is back on top!


Lethal People (Donovan Creed 1)
Lethal People (Donovan Creed 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old school, 4 Mar 2013
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Anyone who's a fan of the brilliant Destroyer series by Sapir and Murphy will hopefully enjoy this as it has a similar sense of humour to it in the way it is written. A tough cynical hero with old school sensibilities, hard as nails and smoother than silk.
Lots of violence and dark humour.reminds me of the stuff written in the 70's which is always a plus!
Good fun and escapism.
Old school.


John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
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4.0 out of 5 stars Of Mars and Men, 4 Mar 2013
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This book does exactly what it says and analyses the John Carter film in relation to the fabulous Edgar Rice Burroughs series.why was it considered a flop? Why did the fans not take it to their hearts?
I have seen the movie and read all the books and thoroughly enjoyed director Andrew Stantons interpretation of the Barsoom warrior. Any one over 50 will fondly remember these stories and we have waited long enough for a movie featuring John Carter(Of Mars).
So what went wrong, read this excellent analysis and find out for yourself !
Well worth the read for ERB fans.


Brother's Keeper (A Jess Williams Novel Book 2)
Brother's Keeper (A Jess Williams Novel Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guns blazing, 18 Jan 2013
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I love westerns, I call them my in between books. When I have read a thriller or two etc. I turn to a good western to relax. And this was a good western, well written with good characters and great action.
Follows the traditional tale of revenge and a young hero with the skill to see it through.


Created, The Destroyer
Created, The Destroyer

4.0 out of 5 stars Created a Legend!, 18 Jan 2013
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I have been a fan of this series since it started. So I have read this book before, and cos it was free couldn't resist!
The idea is that crime and injustice has run rampant and the government need a secret weapon known only to the president and the new super secret agency CURE and its lemony director Smith.
The Gov frame a cop called Remo and send him to the electric chair!
It's all fixed and Remo survives and is trained by a wizened old Korean named Chiun who is the master of Sinanju, the deadliest martial art not known.
The greatest strength of this series is the humour and banter between Remo and Chiun and Smith.
The first 20 books are excellent and the stories steeped in mythology make good reading.
After that some stories are better than others. The series is still going but it is not the same as those early great stories.


Serial Killers Incorporated
Serial Killers Incorporated
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoosh!, 12 Dec 2012
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Wow, andy Remic the king of hi octane thrillers rockets his way through depravity and death!
Moves at breakneck speed and never let's up as the anti hero fights to become a hero and survive at the same time!
Read it now!!!


Sage
Sage
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wise words, 12 Dec 2012
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An excellent western. I used to read the westerns of the 70's and read one called Sloan.
This reminds me of those days and that very same novel.
This is a better and more well rounded story a modern take on my old favourites.


Those In Peril (Hector Cross Novels)
Those In Peril (Hector Cross Novels)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old Smith, 12 Dec 2012
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I used to read the old Smith novels, those set in Africa, good old adventure novels set in a mysterious land.
Then I stopped, didn't touch his Egyptian historical stuff.
So I thought I would give this return to adventure a go.
It was ok but a bit writing by numbers for the old master.
A good story just let down a bit by stunted dialogue.
Readable.


The Expats
The Expats
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4.0 out of 5 stars The spy game, 12 Dec 2012
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A nice slow burner with lots of twists, well written reminiscent of the old spy stories of yesteryear.
A bit of Deighton, a touch of Le Carre.
Worth a look.


The Vengeance Man
The Vengeance Man
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4.0 out of 5 stars SAS Rules, 31 Oct 2012
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Love this stuff as good as McNab and the other writers of ex SAS men stories.
Reminded me of the TV series Spooks a little, with a vigilante thrown into the mix.
Ticked all the boxes.
Great read.


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