Wednesday, 9 July 2008

65 Below

The Official Blurb

After twenty years hunting terrorists under orders to "render harmless", USMC Master Sergeant Marcus Orlando Johnson, Mojo to his friends, settles into a quiet rural retirement on his childhood home in the Alaskan backwoods. But the idyllic retirement is shattered when Marcus comes across soldiers of America's staunchest enemy who are about to unleash a nightmarish biological weapon on the world from the most unexpected of places.

With the help of his ex-fiancee, the beautiful Korean born State Trooper Lonnie Wyatt, and the chance reunion of his old special operations buddy Harley Wasner, they race to stop a potentially devastating terrorist attack with worldwide implications but even nature is against them as the temperatures plummet to 65 below.

My Review

The author has written a very good thriller and produced a very good podcast version!

The story follows two timelines in parrellell following the same characters but about 10 years apart. It's very well done, the two stories weave to explain the reactions and motivations of them in the modern part of the story. Both threads are exciting, the "old" thread serves to action-up the beginning of the modern story.

The characters are well written, the action is tense and dramatic and the way the story has been constructed keeps you hooked because you want explanations for the mysteries set up at the beginning.

A very good story.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 7/9

This book is available from Podiobooks.

There is an Audio promo for this book.