He is a man in two minds; are either of them his?
This question is an excellent summary of this action-filled tale of extraordinary originality. A tale of two personalities linked by drugs. Flabby, middle-aged photographer Tom Friday is under psychiatric care to try to cure the damage done by a long cocaine habit. Highly trained secret agent Miller has lost parts of his memory due to a too-heavy dose of truth drug administered by a combination of MI6 and the CIA agents who tried to get at the details of the suspected plot. Having escaped, they need to re-capture him to find out how he is involved with a band of men who call themselves the Bedfellows.
The purpose of the Bedfellows is rooting out the Bankers of the New World Order in order to try to break their hold on the system they have manipulated for more than a century. Miller needs to evade their agents while trying to remember his role as the Bedfellows assassin and exactly what their mission was.
As Tom, he is ill-equipped to deal with the world of espionage and murder. As Miller, he must not only battle the forces arraigned against him, but the flip-flop nature of his psychological alter-ego.
Paul Casselle, author
I was prepared for a struggle to find some sort of order eventually in the confusion, but soon I was wrapped up in the convolutions without stressing too much about whether I would understand it or not. The writing is entertaining and fluid, even if the plot is baffling. Go with the flow, and enjoy the first in a three-book series with the One-Percenters, or New World Order, as a back-story.
Plucked at random from INSTAFREEBIE, I made a lucky choice. Thank you, Paul Casselle!
TWO STONES, FOUND SIXTY YEARS APART, AND BOTH HOLDING CLUES TO WHAT MAY BE THE LOST CITY OF ATLANTIS
Enjoyed this, #2 in the Dan Kotler Series. I found it more credible than the first, which I did indeed enjoy, where Viking ships were discovered to have sailed down an underground river in the central USA. This one involves Thomas Edison and the sacking of an island which is a remnant of the fabled city of Atlantis.
Kevin Tumlinson is a writer to watch for.
With a weakness for powerful friendships, I was taken with that of his central characters. Their friendship and trust for one another has solidified. The historical adventurer, Dan Kotler, and the FBI Agent Roland Denzel set out to help Gail McCarthy unravel the secret of the engraved half-stone that she has inherited from her wealthy grandfather. Her grandfather’s old war-time buddy has a map and needs the other half of the stone, but there are more ruthless forces at play here and we are slung from one deadly crisis to the next with breathless velocity.
Thank you KEVIN TUMLINSON for this Instafreebie copy. Like the first in the series, we only select the best of any possibly intriguing titles for review. Take it as an invitation to continue sending us these adventures direct.
A novel from the Oregon Files. This Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the hi-tech ship Oregon thriller is a match for the best of the series. Hot-paced and violent to the extreme, you half wonder how the action missed the recent headlines.
Salvadore Locsin is the leader of a force intent on taking over not only the Philippines, but any other country that stands in his way, and with the super-drug he has discovered in tunnels left over from the Japanese occupation during WWII, it is likely that he could indeed do just that. However, some stolen paintings in his possession will help fund his secret laboratory and the captive scientists there to manufacture enough of the drug to supply his army of super-soldiers on a continuous basis.
It is in trying to locate the paintings that Cabrillo catches a glimpse of the impending catastrophe and only he and his team have any hope in trying to prevent it.
The plot is, to my mind, unnecessarily complicated by the appearance of a South African mercenary who tries to get the drug for himself.
Another brilliant Locsin weapon is a swarm of highly explosive guided water-skimming drones designed to take out any offensive shipping that gets in his way. Needless to say, when used against the Oregon, desperate measures are called for.
If you can swallow the amazing powers of the wonder-drug, you will enjoy another rip-roaring Oregon adventure.
Thanks to PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE SA for the ARC.