- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 611 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (5 May 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K5T3CAG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Below Zero (Ryan Kidd Thriller series) Kindle Edition
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The action is fast paced but realistic, as Ryan and Carly hare across Spain and Morocco, chased by various bad guys. Plot twists are abundant and keep the reader guessing, whilst the tongue-in-cheek humour throughout the text, stops the action from becoming too heavy.
You can't help but like the main character, Ryan. A self-proclaimed optimist, he's hopelessly attracted to his glamorous assistant Carly, with little to no hope of the relationship developing outside of the job.
Although I would have liked to have seen a little more development of Carly's background, the witty chatter between the two protagonists makes up for a lack of individual substance.
Great, fast paced detective drama, filled with gritty realism and a wonderful sense of humour.
A Porton Down research scientist goes rogue and jets off to Spain in the hope to cut a deal with his breakthrough chemistry as his feels HM government were not rewarding him sufficiently. He has downloaded his data onto a memory stick and now every agency and faction is out to get a potentially lethal weapon and clever chemist to boot.
Kyd knows the offer of an all expenses 'holiday' to persuade Constantin Stere the Moldovan scientist to return to the UK with a package of his chosing to keep him sweet is more demanding and dangerous than MI5 are letting on, but Crispian Hunt has an hold over him so he can't say no. What follows is a rollercoaster of a thriller that never takes itself seriously but is packed with action and the usual body count. I liked the writing and the backdrop that Hurn gave himself to tell this story. He keeps the pace up and tension builds and ebbs only to rise again as the investigating duo go from crisis to life threatening crisis but somehow survive often due to the ingenuity of Carly.
I would say that in ‘Below Zero’ there is change of emphasis, whereas all the previous Ryan Kyd mysteries had been investigations this is more of an action thriller in which Ryan and Carly are pursued in Morocco and Spain by a variety of dangerous men who want something that has come into their possession.
The author writes with considerable wit and humour but this should not belie the fact that the story is very well researched in terms of locations, organisations and procedures. Clearly a lot of preparation has gone into the writing of this novella. Roger Hurn frequently brings a smile to the reader’s face with witty and outrageous similes or with sharply drawn observations such as. ‘He was the kind of guy who only had teeth so he could lie through them’. He tantalises and teases the reader with the ongoing developments in the Ryan/Carly relationship; and what a great character she is … it is not just the locations that make this story hot!
Roger Hurn is the master of dialogue and this adventure unfolds at a breathless pace, great stuff! To reiterate what another reviewer said – this is a 5 star story from a 5 star writer and if you haven’t read the other Ryan Kyd mysteries then I strongly recommend that you do. He wont let you down!
It's a real skill to get plot details, characterization and humour into a shortish format, but Mr Hurn does it all with a deftness of touch that's admirable - another great KIndle Kyd!
Perfect if you want a gripping holiday read or something for the commute. You won’t be able to put it down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I reckon someone will try to turn these little stories into tv episodes. They're quirky, sometimes quite funny and quite addictive because you can read them over a couple of hours.Published 7 months ago by ME
I'm really enjoying these books. They are short enough to enjoy in one sitting but are action packed and very well written. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Doghouse Gav
Easy reading and what a pity it is just a single. Well worth getting for a train trip or a plane ride, or even an afternoon's reading. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Penny
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