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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Book Review - Curse The Moon Cold War Rising by Lee Jackson

Book Review
Curse The Moon: Cold War Rising
by Lee Jackson

Book Description
Lee Jackson Brings Heat To The Cold War.

His code-name is Atcho. He leads guerrilla fighters through the US-supported insurgency that rages at the Bay of Pigs in the early days of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Captured and cast into the island’s worst dungeons, Atcho learns that a phantom-like officer of the Soviet KGB shadows him. Inexplicably released from incarceration and still dedicated to his country, he battles through the bowels of the Kremlin in Moscow, into the granite halls at West Point, and finally to highest levels in Washington, DC. Atcho’s rise opens doors into US National Defense even as the seemingly omniscient KGB officer holds unflinching sway over his actions. His public life clashes with secrets that only he and his tormentor share, isolating him in a world of intrigue among people whom he is determined not to betray – and then he finds that he is the trigger that could spark thermonuclear war.

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About the Author
Image of Lee JacksonLee Jackson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and grew up in Tangier, Morocco. When he was 12 years old, his family returned to the US, and when he was 20, he enlisted in the Army. A year later, the Vietnam war ended. Lee then attended and graduated from West Point, and served on active duty until June, 1982. In 2008, he went back to work for the Department of the Army, and deployed for 19 months each in Iraq and Afghanistan. There, his job was to go into towns and villages and learn anything he could about concerns relating to security, and recommend courses of action to meet military objectives without resorting to lethal methods. He returned to the US in 2013, lives in Texas with his wife, and is a full time writer of Historical Thriller Fiction, particularly surrounding the Cold War. 'Curse The Moon' is his first novel which was published in December 2013.

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Our Book Review
When this novel arrived through my letter box I just had to read it immediately and I was not disappointed.   It is based around Cuba and the Fidel Castro takeover of the island, which is one of my favourite periods in history.  This book had me hooked from page one to the end, every page was full of action, suspense and mystery which made me want to follow the Heroes plight and journey.

The story and characters make an exceptional read.  The main character is caught up in a web of intrigue and entrapment and an unknown source is holding sway over his actions and future which adds extra spice and excitement to an excellent thriller.

Excellent emotive writing really makes the characters spring to life and you really join in with their personal struggles making the reader wanting to whisper in the ears of the characters to help them through.  The research and knowledge that the author has really shines through and the descriptive images that are portrayed makes you think that you are wherever the action is taking place.

An excellent read full of historic content and questioning what was really going on the island of Cuba and who really did pull the strings, the Americans or the Russians, leaving the poor people to fight for survival.

This is one of the best books I have been asked to read and review for a long time and this author is definitely going to be on my list and if you like an excellent novel please read this one.

Our Rating
'a very easy'

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SIGNED BOOK to US Winners or
PRINTED BOOK to CA / UK winners
Ending on Thursday 10th April at 11.59pm EST 

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  1. I agree, this is definitely one of the best books I have read in a long time. It combines history and fiction seamlessly. I had a hard time putting it down and came close to reading it a second time!

  2. sounds like an interesting book. I shall add it to my list

  3. This sounds awesome! I will definitely have to enter to win this. Thanks! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

  4. This kind of books is what my husband loves reading.

  5. Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

  6. Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..

  7. He is Russian, a Soviet KGB agent. It sounds like an awesome book.

  8. Very interesting novel to read for someone who likes mysteries.

  9. I joined the giveaway. I hope to win this book!


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