- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2155 KB
- Print Length: 300 pages
- Publisher: self published (2 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008H45KJC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK (Jack Calder Crime Series #2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The book like "legacy" follows the fortunes of former SAS solider Jack Calder and his ISP (international security partners) employers run by former SAS commanding officer Jules Townsend, when a hand grenade is thrown into a busy Chinese restaurant in London ex Ghurkha and friend of Jack and ISP dives on the grenade and saves everyone in the restraint and his friends in exchange for his own life Jules & jack and the rest of the team vow to avenge their friends death by using the skills the men have ultimately acquired in the SAS days to bring the Killers to justice.
In the hunt for the Killers the team are sent on a collision course with Asian triad and eastern European crime syndicates who's own gang wars have inadvertently sent them into a whole new war with ISP.
Seamus has an exceptional story telling ability that leaves readers truly hooked and is a up there with the best in the genre, I certainly think there is more to come in the Jack Calder series and quite rightly so too as Seamus is a gifted author without a doubt
The action ranges across Europe as private security firm ISP - composed of ex-SAS officers and other soldiers of fortune - wages war on Chinese and Albanian drug and prostitution rings. The bangs and screams can be heard from London to Istanbul and a whole host of other places in between.
Seumas Gallacher knows how to spin a good yarn, and he takes us through ISP's battle plans and hit-and-run skirmishes as the violent chess-game rages across the continent, with the advantage shifting back and forth between the various protagonists.
Bent lawyers, sadistic Eastern European hoodlums, inscrutable Chinese Triads (including a one-eyed Asian version of Norman Bates' mother), hookers, drug dealers, and one Hong Kong hottie - all keep the story tearing along. Gallacher's descriptions of army-style planning and weaponry and of places and characters are sufficiently drawn to help you understand what is happening, while not so detailed as to slow down the action - of which there is a lot!
Hollywood take note: it would make a great `shoot-em-up' movie.
Cry havoc and bring on the next one!
Seumas is a gripping but easy to read storyteller - the planning that must go into is books stuns me, there are many threads to follow, but he ties them up neatly by the end of the book, throwing in some humour, love and a few shocks along the way. Not everything happens as you imagine it will - but there is certain satisfaction in some of the come-uppances that await the bad guys.
If you want a good read, even if it's not your favourite genre, you won't go wrong reading the Jack Calder series.
This is Gallacher's second outing for Jack Calder and a stellar cast of specialist security firm operatives who right wrongs around the globe, usually making do with a volley of lead where others get by on single-shot solutions. There's an up-and-at-em approach to problem-solving that makes you feel almost sorry for the bad guys!
In this latest romp Calder and the gang are out to avenge the death of a colleague and find themselves in a drugs turf war that takes them across Europe in search of the furtive movers and shakers. The action is relentless, the body count high, and the tension is strung at just the right tautness to make you keep turning the pages.
If you ignore the character-hopping and those maddening examples of bad formatting (paragraph and page divisions) often found in ebooks, you will enjoy this for what it is - a highly readable, highly enjoyable piece of escapism guaranteed to chase away the blues on many a long night.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read the first Jack Calder book "The Violin Man's Legacy" from Seumas, I was keen to read this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Colette Kebell - Author
I couldn’t pull myself away from Seumas Gallacher’s Vengeance Wears Black and yet I constantly had to. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rohini Sunderam
Enjoyable ride - fast paced and well written with a compelling story and characters - kept me turning the pages!Published 4 months ago by Charlie Carrick
A great series of books carries on getting better. One of the best books I have read in a while & definitely worth a read.Published 7 months ago by Dazzak
A brilliant read ! Thoroughly enjoying this series and the ISP team. These books will stand alone perfectly well but I would recommend getting all four and reading them in order. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lianne Abbott
In my view, it’s always best to read series novels in sequence. But it’s not essential if the writer has done the right thing and each adventure stands on its own feet; what... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Anthony Mcmanus
Seumas Gallacher does it again with his second Jack Calder book. Thumping good read !Published 15 months ago by Joe & Lyn Hickey
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