Another great African/Australian adventure from Tony Park, this time with an historical element. An Australian man is approached by a South African journalist about one of his ancestor’s time in South Africa, and German South West Africa, now Namibia, around the time of the Anglo-Boer War. He becomes involved in a dangerous mystery, and both the modern and historical storylines are full of action, intrigue, historical detail, and romance. Fast paced, with twists and turns, and a lot of fun.
It’s 1969 and James Bond is sent to a fictional, but clearly based on Nigeria/Biafra, country in Africa, to finish a war. Things do not go according to plan, and Bond decides to take matters into his own hands. There is a lot of smart dressing, a couple of beautiful women, disfigured villains, twists and double twists, and much derring-do, as is to be expected. There is a bit more depth to Bond, than in the films, and it is just as much fun.
Cain is on top of The Game, what will he do to keep there? The characters in this story were full of contradictions. A loving kind man could slowly cut off anothers fingers and toes, a kind gentle woman could fling into a rage, it was alright to kill someone with a family but not if it was your family. Told in short chapters that moved the story along, it was interesting to see inside a criminal gang – is all the power and money worth it?
I love the X-Men movies, but fell behind with watching them, so am catching up now. Struggling to deal with the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine is enticed to Japan where he encounters much fighting, a little romance and some great scenery. I think the Wolverine films aren’t as much fun as the X-Men films, and this one is less emotionally affecting than Logan, the final Wolverine film, but it was still enjoyable.
This was a fitting end for Hugh Jackman as he plays Logan for the final time. The movie is unlike the previous X-men movies, gritty and sparse. We see an aged Logan just surviving at life. Mutants are almost non-existent. But of course Logan has one more fight left in him – and fight he does. I enjoyed this movie; squeamish at a child being a killing machine, hope for another generation of mutants and tears for Logan.
You know what to expect from an Andy McDermott book and the action in this book did not disappoint, although there was a little less then in previous novels. Maybe it is the Macy effect?
Once again Eddie and Nina survive being chased and shot at numerous times (I would of stopped the first time I was in danger in book one!). This is pure escapism.
Russia, America, spies, double agents, shoot-outs and a mind controlling machine seeped in history connected with Rasputin are all found here. Scary to think it all could happen. The pace is solid and there was enough storyline to keep me reading.
Another neverending thrill ride from Andy McDermott. Nina and Eddie survive, again, after being chased and shot at, all while discovering an archaeological treasure. I love reading these stories as they are pure escapism. The action never draws a breath as the reader is propelled through the story.
I am always a little bit sad when the next book in a favourite series disappoints. I have enjoyed the thrills and runaway action of this series featuring Nina and Eddie. The latest offering in this series still had these trademark elements but I did not enjoy it as much as previous books. I think it was because Nina was pregnant – and it was a major part of the plot, being mentioned very often. It was too big of an obstacle for me, as I read Nina being flung around and facing bullets. It will be interesting to see how Andy McDermott will continue this series with Eddie and Nina being parents.