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The Demeter Code (An International Spy Thriller) (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 3) by [Brooks, Russell]
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Book 3 of 3 in Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series (3 Book Series)
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Prior to becoming an author, Russell Brooks graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, with a BS in biology and a minor in psychology. He's also an All Big Ten Track and Field sprinter over the 100 and 200 meters. Additionally, Brooks was on the Canadian Track and Field team for the 1999 World University Games and the Jeux de la Francophonie in 1997 and 2001. Furthermore, he has 13 years of experience in the health insurance industry. He used his background in science in order to come up with the subject matter for Pandora's Succession and Unsavory Delicacies while using his experience in insurance to write CHILL RUN. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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The Demeter Code (An International Spy Thriller) by Russell Brooks

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This is one of those books that you cannot go into lightly, it has a very busy plot with a variety of characters to keep track of. If, like me, you’re used to reading books with a basic start, middle, end, and a small cast, this one is sure to tax your brain. Not meaning to be sexist, but this is a book that men would definitely enjoy. It contains violence, lots of it, which often felt over written, fight scenes would go on and on with excessive details and though the actual scenes were fast and furious, for me, it slowed the pace of the story and caused me to lose interest, put the book down and take my time getting back to it.

I think my main issue was that as the book started we were given various different stories, that were obviously going to tie together eventually but they were quite short and didn’t stick in my head, so I started to get confused and had to scroll back and reread bits to try and make sense of it all. That doesn’t work for me, I’m a quick fix reader who doesn’t want to have to think, I’m too impatient for that.

This is the fourth book I have read by Russell Brooks, the second that has Ridley Fox. He was a well developed character in the last book, Pandora’s Succession’ but has grown somewhat in this instalment as most people do in reality over the years, so it was nice to see that he hadn’t stayed exactly the same.

Though I didn’t particularly enjoy ‘The Demeter Code’, I can appreciate the work that has gone into it, the attention to detail, the planning to tie it all together and the thought that went into keeping all those characters and plot lines straight was pure genius on the authors part and he deserves any success he achieves through his writing skills.

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Another action packed story involving CIA Operatives, Ridley Fox and Dr Nita Parris. The story begins with Dr Parris in a hotel in Washington attempting to move Timothy Weyland into witness protection. Meanwhile Ridley Fox is in France, having taken on the identity of David Conlon, a mercenary. Both Fox and Parris are ably assisted by super hacker Dewan, who keeps in touch with both of them through their earpieces. It becomes a race against time to prevent a catastrophic event, which could wipe out the entire USA. As with Brooks’ previous thriller, Pandora’s Succession, the Demeter Code is again packed with technical detail, and needs to be read in large chunks so as to keep up with the complicated plot. The idea of the story is both clever and terrifying. Brooks has managed to create an excellent thriller, which leaves readers imagining a 'what if it could really happen' scenario. A great deal of research has gone into this book and all credit to the author.
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This book is based around Fox and Parris, two CIA operatives. A group of terrorists acquire a biological weapon that they are set to release in America. This is very similar to a storyline from 24, so this made me super excited about the book!

I wasn't sure how this book would work considering it cannot be like 24 where you watch the characters. However, the book was still action packed and suspenseful and it really was a total page-turner. In TV series, I'm always dying to watch the next episode and this was similar in that I always wanted to read the next chapter.

Russell has a really great writing style and I understood everything that was going on, even though it did get complicated at times. Russell and the lead characters explained everything really well and it meant there was no confusion.

I've read a couple of books in this same genre and it always ends up taking me much longer to read. However, I read this one in only a couple of nights because I could not put it down.

This is actually the third book in the Fox and Parris saga, but don't let that put you off as I haven't read the first two and still totally understood everything that was going on. I am, however, now going back to read the first two because if they are anything like this one, I know I am going to love them!
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My first book by Russell Brooks, given to me free in return for an honest review. It did take me a little while to get into the book as various characters and situations were introduced, some of them quite diverse and disconnected, but their purpose and involvement became clearer as the book progressed. The book has a very complex plot involving various American and worldwide agencies, power hungry businessmen, greedy politicians and members of the armed forces, and bio terrorists led by someone who turns out to have a very interesting background. The book revolves around Ridley Fox, a very special agent, Dr. Nita Parrish, elite soldier and scientist, and Katy Sparks, sacked for doing her job in Afghanistan as an examiner of food supplies for the army; all of them backed up by a computer specialist, Dewan, whose abilities are so important to the flow of the action. There is plenty of action, some of it quite violent and some very frightening if translated into real life - hijacked school children and blackmailed suicide bombers being but two.
Russell Brooks has done a great deal of research ( see his bibliography at the end ) and gives very clear explanations involving biochemical developments and items of weaponry, both of which are vital to the development of the plot. Ridley is quite anarchic, always following his hunches, many of which are correct, but in so doing raising the hackles of those supposedly giving him his orders. Parrish brings her scientific knowledge to bear as well as her physical abilities, and Katy just tries to keep her head down and survive!
It is a rollicking read, a real page turner with a realistic scenario that is frightening in its concept.
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