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Coast: An Act Of Burial by [Richards, Xander]
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About the Author

Canadian writer Xander Richards was born during the sixties in western Europe to parents whose stories of their military experience stoked the fires of his imagination. Inspired by Fleming, Cussler, Clancy, Alistair MacLean and many other action and espionage books, he started writing at an early age.

After a spell in the military the idea for ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’ was conceived whilst on vacation with friends from the forces. It was started as a film script but was never completed in that format. Nonetheless, the story stayed with Richards over the next two decades while he authored many factual articles, reviews and instructional pieces, and relocated to Canada.

In 2008 Xander decided to complete ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s rags-to-riches success story. He wrote at every opportunity, did masses of research and had the novel professionally edited twice. After several approaches to agencies and publishers, Richards decided to become a part of the ‘ebook revolution’. The cover was painted by Canadian artist Jonathon Earl Bowser, whose picture ‘The Awakening’ was stolen by Saddam Hussein for his novel ‘Zabibah and the King’.

Despite sharing a cover artist with a notorious dictator, Xander Richards describes himself as ‘an ordinary fella with regular interests and pastimes’. These include cars, photography, movies and garage sales. Xander lives in Saskatchewan with his wife Mindy. They have four children and four grandchildren.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1266 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (25 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,304,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
When one is a good friend of the author one is concerned to give a favourable but also a balanced review of the novel just read. However, I have no need of worry because the story is a gripping read from beginning to end. I was not disappointed! It's been lovely to discover another facet to my friend that I wasn't aware of.

The plot is rich and compelling; the characterisations deep, believable and investable; and the quality of prose paints vivid and colourful pictures in the imagination that ring with the bright tones of Van Gogh. The whole is an incredibly rich, nay moreish experience, somewhat akin to millionaire shortbread, clotted cream teas or sausage and egg McMuffins.

The story leaves the senses tingling and is incredibly difficult to put down. Reeling from one crisis to another this is guaranteed to increase the blood pressure and leave one breathless. If you're the sort of person who likes to laze on a sandy beach in the warmth of a Mediterranean sun, this will do nothing for your peace of mind. The detail is incredible and well researched - I never knew that there were so many types of firepower available! Description of geography and methods of transportation are so well elaborated that it is very easy to find oneself there. Having lived for a long time in the areas of mid-Wales and Nottinghamshire described, this was a real memory trip for me. All these familiar places and place names given a new twist.
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COAST: is a group of soldiers from elite highly secret British military special service organization, who are sent to retrieve nuclear warheads from a drowned navy ship. The ship drowned in Persian Gulf - a highly unstable region, so the entire operation has to be as quiet and discreet as possible. However, the moment in which the team dives underneath the water, they find themselves under attack...Blending together the dynamic action of a modern War/ military novel and encasing it in deception, shrouding it in secrets and underhand dealings; this spy story is quite atypical. Surrounding a crisis of apocalyptic proportions, this exclusive team of individuals is dangerous and no-nonsense especially when faced with a deadly adversary. Fast-paced and fueled by electric tension and suspense, this story maintains its momentum throughout until the very end.

Not my usual genre or the kind of book that I would read, I was surprised at how authentic and so intricately detailed the narrative was. The author certainly has such an acute, sharp perception and insight which conveyed through the writing makes this something noteworthy and assured. Containing in-depth references to weaponry, combat as well as good characterization and detail this bold book I felt was reminiscent of `007 Bond' or many current Iraq War documentaries in which the enemy is stalked stealthily. It did take me a long time to `get into' the story, as I felt that Ian McKinley's mission at the beginning of the book was rather drawn-out and so it took me a lot of persistence after many weeks to continue...I am glad that persistence paid off, for as soon as one discovers `COAST' and the enemy comes into view it did become more intense and interesting.
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Firstly i must say two things,I recieved a copy of this book through goodreads to review and secondly,this isn't a genre of book that i have really shown an interest in before...

I found this book to be very well written and the detail in the characters and situations are wonderfully rich and indepth.

It has a gripping and fast paced plot which really speeds you along with the characters in the book.I was unsure if this would be a book i would be drawn into but i found it a very exciting read.

You can tell the author has worked hard to get every detail correct and this adds backbone and authenticity to the story as a whole.I could see this very easily being turned into an action packed blockbuster movie....here's hoping for another book soon!
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I was lucky enough to win this in a giveaway. I am so happy I did! What a fantastic book.
Non stop action from the very first page, kept you on your toes. Didn't want to put the book down. I won't go into detail about the book as many already have. If you like guns, explosives and wars this is the book for you.
Action packed book, which leaves you wanting more.
Cannot wait until the next book in the series.. would love to follow Carter, McKinley and Wilson through other adventures.
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