This is the continuation from Jet. Jet is on her way to get her daughter and to be free from the past, at last. Alas, not everything goes according to plan. Jet 2 is a wonderful action book. The action, once again, is breathtaking and emotions run high. This is where you realise that Jet is not really just a killing machine. She left that behind her when she faked her death. But to get over David's betrayal, to get the most important thing in the world, she will have to go back to it. To get her daughter, she will have to pay a price. She will be betrayed once more and will have to work out the truth for herself. Will she get out of this terrible mess? And the one million dollars question, will she get her daughter back? With another 2 books after this one, I guess you'll have to find out by yourself by reading this one.
As Jet finds out, it is a long, arduous road to get to freedom. And that road seems to go on, and on, and on...
The story picks up almost directly from the end of the first JET novel (apart from the prologue, which sets the scene) and from there on in, the story continues at a pretty good pace. With these fast action , and fairly graphic thrillers, you have to be prepared to suspend belief a little bit, but this genre of action thrillers generally demand that of the reader, no matter who the author is!! For an entertainment read, the JET novels seem to hit the mark for no-nonsense thrills and action, whilst not requiring too much thought on behalf of the reader – which is fine for an engaging holiday or non-critical read!! It is nice to have a female primary character for a change, someone who you want to see succeed against all odds and the establishment!! It is advisable to read these books in order as they do have a storyline thread and benefit from being reading the correct order.
I would rate them as a very good holiday / entertainment read, if this is your kind of reading for relaxation. It is interesting that the author does spend a serious amount of time describing the weaponry used by the protagonists, so you do find yourself browsing the Web to find out a bit more about the weapons he is describing.
I will be continuing to buy the JET series to find out how the story plays out.
I thought when I finished Jet that she would settle down to normal life, but of course you know that could not happen. Having to go back into the life she thought she had left behind she travels all over the world to pursue her enemies in order to try to live her life. The descriptions of Thailand are such that you could visualise yourself there, and although some harrowing things are described, they add to the realistic nature of the book. Will she win or lose? I am so addicted I have just downloaded Jet 111 and 1V together. That is my weekend sorted! Girl with the Dragon Tattoo now seems very tame!
The action packed plot has to be taken with a pinch of salt but the style of writing makes it believable.In fairness to the author he does describe it as such but just to enjoy the fast paced story.Some descriptions can be a bit on the grisly side but this is adult literature after all. Slightly romantic but not slushy or shocking. Like 'Jet' it ends at a point where you just want to order the sequel to find out what happens next. However, I do object to the habit of previewing the next book. I feel shortchanged on the book I am reading and I don't want to read a substantial section of the sequel before I get it.