Before I write anything else I have to say I really enjoyed this book
My dilemma is I really don’t know why.
If I was to list all the things I don’t like this book would be it.
I don’t like something that stretches the believable, this book has quite a bit of that in a James Bond opening sequence type of way.
I don’t like Ninja avenging angels. Lin Su is the epitome of one of these.
I don’t like villains being portrayed as the hero’s, yes you guessed it that’s exactly what happens in this book.
But it’s thoroughly compelling .
The characters are really engaging. The pace of the story is frenzied in places yet, in line with the training of Lin Su, slow and peaceful in others.
The disgraced military hero Major Jason Stone turns out to be a clever man with the weirdest moral compass.
Drug and Club Boss Matthew King is a rouge with a heart.
Together they make a great story.
What the Gumph on the back says
Lin Su Yoshimura, trained in martial arts at a young age by her parents, is kidnapped as a teen in China and sold into the sex trafficking trade which lands her in the United States of America. She is rescued from an abusive pimp by Matthew King, a New York drug dealer. Lin Su becomes a part of his organization as she wrestles with the horrors of her past.
They are approached by Jason Stone, a disgraced ex-Special Forces officer, who convinces them to raid Juan Ramirez, leader of a notorious Mexican cartel. Stone assembles a team of well-trained mercenaries accompanied by Lin Su and King to carry out the operation deep in the Mexican jungle which yields a huge quantity of cocaine and savage outcomes that neither expected.
I was offered this book to review and I’m glad I read it. Would I have picked it up in a shop. No. But that would have been a big mistake.
It looks like I’m going to have to start expanding my reading and check out new genres
Print length: 482 pages. Publisher: Groove Productions.