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Resuscitation
Resuscitation
by D.M. Annechino
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too real for comfort!, 18 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Resuscitation (Paperback)
RESUSCITATION is one of those thrillers that grips you from the beginning as it describes Genevieve's predicament and doesn't let go. Ex-detective Sami Rizzo returns in a devilish plot twists and writhes in a python-like manner, made even more terrifying as it is all believable. The deeply troubled villain is not lacking in conscience and struggles with his own motivation in a manner that reflects the plot as he is pursued by the equally well drawn Rizzo. The violence is as vividly described as the characters and settings, so people with weak stomachs should either avoid reading this, or better yet have a sick-bag at hand!

The writing is fantastic with a perfect balance of description, action and character development that brings this tense and moody tale to life. With a few good twists thrown in to keep you on your toes and an ending that doesn't let you down, this is one I highly recommend and certainly hope that Annechino does carry on the Rizzo series with another instalment.
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The Race
The Race
by Clive Cussler
Edition: Paperback

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Run of the Mill, 8 Sept. 2011
This review is from: The Race (Paperback)
I'm a fan of Clive Cussler's earlier woks but felt let down by THE RACE in that there wasn't the usual depth to the characters and plot. It follows the `the wonderful men (and woman) and their flying machines' in a race for a $50'000 prize and valuable publicity across America. I love historical and period fiction and was at least rewarded in THE RACE by very detailed description of early aviation, but was again disappointed with the emotionless way in which it was portrayed. Whereas nothing has been spared in the description of the 1910 era, the characters' motivations are seriously flawed, the excitement of early flight lost and the story very predictable. Isaac Bell seems to have lost some of his edge as well and rather than keeping me guessing and being one step ahead of the game, it was the other way round.

I've given it 3 stars just for the accuracy of detail and research that must have gone into it, but if you are looking for a challenging thriller, with characters you want to read about, then I'd look somewhere else!


Kill Me if You Can
Kill Me if You Can
Price: £4.99

39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Combination!, 4 Sept. 2011
KILL ME IF YOU CAN combines the usual winning formula of action, suspense and glamorous international locations predominant in Patterson's novels but with the more off-beat influence of Karp. During an attack on Grand Central Station on the bread-line artist, and unlikely hero, Matt Bannon stumbles across a bag of diamonds and decides to risk taking them. A cat and mouse game ensues as Matt tries to off-load the diamonds and avoid the assassin who has been sent to track him down and retrieve them.

There is a good injection of humour as well as pace and I found myself reading this in less than a day lounging by the pool. Not a cerebral challenge, but there were enough twists and likeable characters to keep me entertained.

Probably more Karp than Patterson but I enjoyed it all the same!


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