- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1699 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: SGC PUBLISHING (19 Sept. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M0U7DR8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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DEADLY IMPASSE (Jack Calder Crime Series #5) Kindle Edition
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I'm amazed I like them so much, as for years I wouldn't've gone anywhere near this "genre", imagining it to be a "bloke thing", i.e. ex-SAS chaps setting up an international business against the unpleasant things in the world (drugs, people trafficking and prostitution to name but a few) and the people that deal in them.
However, once I read the first one, that was it, hooked, and I've not missed one since. "Deadly Impasse" is the latest and a really engrossing read (in English, that means you can't put it down) Good plot, believable action, with nice twisty bits to keep you guessing. There is the knowledge that in Mr. G's books, as in real life, being a good guy doesn't mean you're immortal, which adds to the suspense.
It's a good versus evil story, with well crafted characters, a dose of humour, and Mr. G knows his stuff about the SAS, weapons etc. - and he certainly brings different parts of the world to life for me, most of my travelling has been through reading. There is a perfect amount of description (detail, detail, detail) without being overpowering or too wordy - and as with all really GOOD books, finishing it leaves you somewhat bereft, with an addict's small voice in the back of your head saying "when's the next? I need another...."
Nice one Mr. G......oh by the way, when is the next one?
Bombs and bullets.
Heartache and coffee.
A satisfying body count.
Why is Hollywood wasting its time with Jack Reacher when it could be better occupied making Jack Calder films?
In another cinematic novel - the fifth in the series - ISP once more goes head-to-head with the international bad guys. Under the intelligent, yet compassionate leadership of Mae-Ling, Jack and the boys don their night-vision goggles once more in a series of lightning raids against the forces of inhumanity. The action ranges from the bank vaults of Luxembourg to the beaches of Tunisia where desperate migrants seek Western sanctuary, to the drug factories of Central America, and climaxing in a "going black" raid in Cyprus.
Seumas Gallacher's page-turners take me back to my early reading days of Hammond Innes and Alastair McLean where morality was more than an empty phrase, and "just deserts" was the satisfying outcome of any well-crafted action adventure. Unlike some series, that peter out after a couple of books, the Jack Calder novels continue their strong and seemingly inexhaustible run.
The co-mingling of the drug trade and people smuggling is handled by Seumas's succinct and deft storytelling to both illuminate and to get the mind racing. His writing style looks simple but that's a deception to draw you deeper into the story where cross and double-cross, mayhem and sudden death lie in wait for the unsuspecting reader.
Treat yourself to a thrill for the price of a latte and muffin.
Reading it is like watching a movie in your head.
The ISP team follow a group of deadly drug smugglers who fund their trade through people smuggling along the North African coast. The action follows their trail to South America and ends in Cyprus.
The story is particularly poignant given the huge mountains that need climbing in easing the cruel conditions of the dispossessed of today's World.
Hoping there will be more Jack Calder stories to come & promise to read Vengeance soon!
Thanks again for wonderful writing Seumas
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