Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Review: Pandora's Succession by Russell Brooks

Title: Pandora's Succession
Author: Russell Brooks
Format: Kindle Edition
File size: 475 kb 
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
★ ★ ★ ★   

My thoughts:

When I started reading this book, it was a bit slow. There's already an action but I couldn't connect with the main character, Ridley Fox but after a while, the story got interesting and the book became a page turner! He presented the main characters good enough that made the story line engaging and actually , it was well written for a new author.  

The story happened in so many places, I love the time the story took place in Russia. The only place I did not enjoy was the time when Ridley Fox had to go to Japan for another mission. I got confused with all of the characters introduced because the author had given names even to those minor characters and all of the names sounds the same. I kept on going back to the earlier pages where the characters were introduced to see who's who.  It was even more confusing with the villain's names. I realized using Japanese names could be confusing to readers.

I usually don't like reading books with different P.O.V. and I guess this one was an exception. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and I would definitely recommend this to readers who like action/thriller/adventure!

You can read first five chapters here.

"Where would you hide if you learned the CDC and a major pharmaceutical company unleashed a
hyperdeadly microbe on the human race?

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancée’s killers—a weapons consortium called The Arms of Ares. When an informant leads him to an old bunker outside of Groznyy, Chechnya, Fox is captured, beaten, and left for dead. When the informant rescues him, Fox learns that his capture was no coincidence: someone had set him up—possibly another government agent. Fox barely escapes after learning that Ares has acquired a hyperdeadly microbe—called Pandora—that is believed to have wiped out ancient civilizations.

The trail leads Fox to Tokyo where he discovers that people within the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Japanese Intelligence want Pandora for themselves. The only person Fox can trust is a woman from his past who he nearly got killed."

Author’s biography

Russell Brooks is a former Canadian Track Team member in the 100 and 200 metres. He has written several essays on his blog The Big Picture, one of which was published in the online Op-Ed section of the National Post in early 2009. He has also written the short story, To The Last Bite, and produced his own poetry/novel-themed show, The Russell Show, on YouTube. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Note: I received a review copy of this e-book free from the author, Russell Brooks. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Russell Brooks said...

Hello, everyone. I'll be hanging out here for the day. I look forward to chatting with you.

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