BLOG TOUR~BOOK REVIEW~IMPLANT by RAY CLARK #lovebooksgrouptour

BOOK: Implant

AUTHOR: Ray Clark

GENRE: Crime Fiction

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Witness a small town’s big tragedy. A sadistic killer is on the loose in the Bramfield town, targeting victims from all walks of life. Detectives Stewart Gardner and Sean Reilly have to race against time in order to catch the killer before its too late. A killer that’s too dangerous and too ruthless, detectives whose life revolve around their duties and people whose life is now in danger, read IMPLANT to get to the chilling climax.

The characters, the plot, the very essence of the book is chilling. you can feel the adrenaline and the need to discover who the culprit is, along with the characters.

The author has done a tremendous job in spinning such a mystery. From the very first page, the book will suck in the readers with its powerful plot and won’t let go even when they are done reading it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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The British Fantasy Society published Ray Clark’s first work in 1995 – Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton, was nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards. In 2009, Ray’s short story, Promises To Keep, made the final shortlist for the best short story award from The Tom Howard Foundation. Ray is based in Goole, and has set his Gardener and Reilly crime series in nearby Leeds.

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THE LAST STRAW by ED DUNCAN

BOOK: The Last Straw

AUTHOR: Ed Duncan

GENRE: Crime Fiction

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THE LAST STRAW by ED DUNCAN is an action packed, crime fiction reflecting upon the insights of the world of mafia. This is the second book in PIGEON-BLOOD RED series. It is a tale of emotions, actions and the quest to save one’s loved ones.

A car-jacking by a teenager sets off a series of unfortunate events which leads to loss of many lives. A girl, who’s life is being threatened because she witnessed the incident. A high end lawyer and his friend are doing everything in their power to protect her, all the while trying to overcome their conjoined pasts and its resonance. Old flames are not easy to destroy, but their consequences, when comes to light, destroy lives of many people. And this just might be a story reflecting that. A cold war between two contract killers might lead to death of an innocent bystander. Witness a twisted tale of high end lawyers, the mafia world, and a world of contractual goons.

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The book is fast paced and is easy to catch up from the previous book in the series. The characters have been assigned roles to play in sync with their features. The book conjures up a whirlwind of emotions. Equally mention-able is the detachment of a contract killer. The readers find themselves going through different settings through different characters and empathizing with each one of them at various moments. The cloud of impending doom hangs over the story since the beginning, which gives the readers one of the many reasons to look forward to the story, until an exhilarating climax. Witness the continuation of a strange relationship between a high end lawyer and a contract killer.

The author has done justice to all the characters as well as the story line. The relationship among the characters is the strongest suit in this series. The author has woven the tale to accommodate the highlights of the characters’ relations with each other. He has intertwined their fate in such a way that it has become synonymous with domino effect. One event affects another one and so on. The book is a must read for adrenaline junkies and crime fiction readers who seek the thrill of chase.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ed is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, for many years. He is the original author of a highly regarded legal treatise entitled Ohio Insurance Coverage, for which he provided annual editions from 2008 through 2012. Ed, originally from Gary, Indiana, lives outside Cleveland.

OTHER BOOKS BY AUTHOR

BLOG TOUR – KILLED by THOMAS ENGER (Henning Juul series)

BOOK: Killed (A Henning Juul Novel)

AUTHOR: Thomas Enger

GENRE: Thriller, Suspense

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KILLED by THOMAS ENGER is the last book in the Henning Juul series. It is the climax that the readers have been waiting for since “Burned” (the first book of the series).

Henning juul, a crime investigation journalist returns to work after a long time, only to discover that the fire that killed his son and ruined his life was deliberate. Now with a divorced wife, and bearing mental and physical scars, he has nothing in life to look forward to. He dedicates his entire life to finding the mystery of that unfateful night.  In the process, he comes across the mafia and mysteries dating back to ages ago. With his own life and the life of his loved ones in danger, Henning Juul has to race against time and make intricate decisions of whom to trust. The much awaited climax will leave the readers breathless, in tears and with the shock of dealing with multiple fatalities.

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The book keeps the audience captivated through the plot and its fast pace. The novel depicts a man’s despair and dejection in such a realistic way that readers sympathize with the character. All the supporting characters have extremely important part to play.  The series also show a family’s struggle after losing a child and a new chapter adding to their grief. Those who have been reading the series since the beginning went through a roller coaster of a journey along with the characters. Now, with this novel, their ride ends with an astounding bang.

THOMAS ENGER has once again proved what a seasoned author he is. His writing keeps the readers on their toes, guessing what’s to come next. He provides his readers with an adrenaline rush which stays long after the book ends. A perfect assimilation of emotions, mystery, danger, crime and insight in the mafia life; this book speaks to people with all walks of life, be it readers preferring emotional books, or adrenaline junkies.

Though it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone novel since the author is far-sighted to include the necessary information to keep up the readers with the story so far.

OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

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THE BURGAS AFFAIR by ELLIS SHUMAN

BOOK: The Burgas Affair

AUTHOR: Ellis Shuman

GENRE: Crime fiction, Thriller

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THE BURGAS AFFAIR by ELLIS SHUMAN is a crime fiction set in Bulgaria and Israel, set around real terrorist activities and mafias.

A data analyst from Israel and a hardcore detective from Bulgaria are teamed up to look into a terrorist incident. On the way, they hit quite a few dead ends (no pun intended). Apart from working for their respective countries’ intelligence forces, they both have nothing in common and that gets in their way, which leads to almost killing both of them on more than one occasion. Trying to solve this case, they come across deadly secrets from each other’s past. That’s when they find their common ground. They both have painful and secretive pasts. However, it seems that there’s another danger looming over their heads. They both have to learn to cooperate with one other in order to survive life threatening circumstances, while identifying the culprits and dealing with deceptions.

The book starts with an anticipation of sinister occurrence. It is fast paced. The readers don’t get time to draw a breath. The novel is an amalgamation of different cultures, religions, languages, rituals and customs. The differences are portrayed in such a way that readers feel part of the countries and their customs. The book also features the aftermath of terrorist attacks and the hard work of the law enforcement to protect their countrymen.

The book also has a romantic side to it.  That’s what prevents it to be heavy ;and makes it appeal to readers of all walks of life. It humanizes the tale. Two opposite people are forced to work with one another in order to establish whether a terrorist group or a local mafia behind a gruesome act against humanity. In their journey to indentifying the culprits, they both realize that the other person could be a mental and emotional support for them in this trial time as they both have painful pasts in common and thus can understand other person’s predicament.

ELLIS SHUMAN catches readers’ interest from the very first page. His fast paced writing keeps the readers on their toes the entire length of the book. His portrayal of the characters is extremely realistic. The characters have flaws and that’s what makes the characters real to the readers. The author has portrayed different cultures in such a way that readers feel part of the countries mentioned in the books. The novel is written in such a brilliant and intriguing way that readers are compelled to finish it in one go.

COPS LIE by LEONARD LOVE MATLICK

BOOK: Cops Lie

AUTHOR: Leonard Love Matlick

GENRE: Thriller, crime fiction

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COPS LIE by LEONARD LOVE MATLICK is a crime fiction based on reality. It is a thriller which shows the reality of increasing corruption in the law enforcement.

After the death of a few cops, investigation unravels some disturbing facts about the law enforcement and how it is getting corrupted day by day. A few shady cops are enough to ruin the reputation of the entire police department. The book portrays the ways shady cops practice corruption. The book is a quest of a “good” cop going undercover in order to bust all the bad cops from his city. He uncovers many layers of treachery than he anticipated.

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Cops Lie is a tale of murder, theft, adultery, treachery, dealings with mafia, and brutality. The level to which the corruption has seeped into the system is astounding. And it’s not limited to one city; it is the reality of all the places in the world. However, where there exist bad cops, there also exist good cops who make sure that justice is served.

Leonard Matlick has written this book brilliantly in order to reveal the truth about the law enforcement. Also, the incidents and detailing of the book reflects his extensive research on the subject. The author keeps the readers hooked till the end through his writing. A crime fiction, the book does justice to readers anticipating the thrill of reading a thriller.

 

 

BEAUTY AND BLOODSHED by LORINE S. THOMAS

BOOK: Beauty and bloodshed

AUTHOR: Lorine S. Thomas

GENRE: Mystery, thriller

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Beauty and bloodshed, by Lorine S. Thomas, is a crime fiction which keeps readers on edges of their seats till the end. It’s part of a series so the readers can experience the thrill and mystery in different contexts.

In New York City, it seems that someone is committing murders in the most gruesome way and their target is sex workers. Detectives Hall and Jacob, along with ME Dr Reece, have to join their forces to catch the serial killer, who has hit other states in the US and gotten away with murder. It’s a race against time to catch the killer before he strikes again. However, only identifying the killer isn’t enough when you can’t explain two different sets of DNA’s on the bodies.

The book not only depicts the crime side, but also gives glimpses inside the world of sex workers and this helps the readers understand and relate with them. What the readers will love most about this book is that it is from all killer’s, victims’ and law enforcement’s point of view. The book gives an adrenaline rush which is most essential in crime fictions and thrillers. The only bad thing about this book is that it’s not long enough. With books like these, you don’t want the thrill to end.

Lorine S. Thomas is one of the writers whose books readers wish would never end. She makes her characters come alive on the paper. The characters depict diversity and are relatable. The readers, as the plot unfolds, can sense the rush, feel the desperation and most of all, live the mystery through her writing.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lorine S Thomas is a poet and first time fiction eBook author. She enjoys writing mystery/suspense novels. Her first project is entitled Cross Your Heart and is set to be the lead in a series. She lives in New York with her husband and is currently working on the follow up. For more information, visit her website at http://www.lorinesthomas.com.

HOUSE OF LIES

BOOK: House of lies

AUTHOR: E. V. Seymour

GENRE: Thriller, Mystery

PUBLISHER: Harper Collins

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A world of deceit, falsehood, heartbreak, adventure and investigation, “House of lies” is a book revolving around mistaken identities and crime. A tale spun in a way that engages readers with the text till it reaches the exhilarating climax.

The journey starts with the disappearance of a mysterious man. He seems untraceable to everyone, including the law. His long live-in girlfriend senses something amiss and decides to take matters in her own hands. She tracks down another woman and discovers that she has been subjugated to the same fate. Her husband died a few years back and upon further enquiries, she learns that that woman’s husband and her boyfriend are the same person. She ventures out to discover the identity of the man with whom she once dreamt of spending the rest of her life with and discovers that his whole life has been a lie, down to a fake identity. It seems that even the law is mixed up in this shady world.

“House of lies” has a mysterious storyline with strong characters, who have their own backdrops. Life threatening danger looms over many lives including a little girl’s. A secret that dates back to two previous decades and a place which harbors a family’s dark and twisted secrets. A mystery which remained unsolved for more than two decades, what happens when the truth is revealed?

Portraying a strong-willed female protagonist and her determined quest to uncover her man’s identity, E. V. Seymour, through her writing, makes everyone a fan of crime fiction. She has managed to weave not one, but two separated mysteries within the same story. She has managed to capture the essence of the element of surprise. She has also brilliantly pencilled the repercussions of unresolved issues from the past. The book has many unforeseen moments which leave readers gasping and turning the pages. This is an unimaginable tale which, though ends with a closure, leaves readers yearning for more from the author.