(book 3 in the Cris De Niro series)
by Gerard de Marigny
In his youth, de Marigny was the lead guitarist for 80's rock band, AMERICADE. Though the last lineup of the band broke up in 1995, de Marigny was approached by Aaron McCaslin, President of Retrospect Records, a label dedicated to promoting heavy rock bands from the 80's, offering a record contract. The result has become a remarkable 70-song, 4-CD boxed set branded, AMERICADENCE: 1980 ~ 1995 (which includes unreleased recordings) bringing back to life the entire musical catalog of AMERICADE."
Gerard opens his novel straight into the mystery and intrigue of the story drawing the reader in and wanting more, he seems.to be well versed in the political relations between international countries and the state of their capacity of arms and nuclear threat.
A first rate story of espionage, hostage taking and the hunt to rescue them. When their son fails to contact his parents, on his mothers birthday, they become worried. Not really knowing what or who their son is working for, they approach Chris de Niro for his help through his independent wealthy funded agency. Once approached de Niro takes up the challenge which leads him into confrontation with the Russians and Iranians and has to work quietly and quickly to avoid the possibility of another world war.
The writers style of writing is unique, by using plain and simple language with excellent explanations of his abbreviations he takes the reader on a roller coaster ride, no matter which character you are following you feel that you are there right beside them sampling the atmosphere that has been created
A real page turner with a twist on every page which enhances the mystery and keeps the reader hooked and absolutely craving for more, the only disappointment being is that the book has to finish.
You can also read our book reviews of The Watchman of Ephraim (Book 1 of the series) and Signs of War (Book 2 of the series)