Wednesday, 31 July 2013

THRILLER REVIEW: Weaponized - Nicholas Mennuti with David Guggenheim

Release Date: 18/07/13
Publisher:  Mulholland Books


Kyle West is a wanted man. Fleeing the country seemed like the only option when the US Justice Department came after him. But now he's trapped in Cambodia, frantically trying to find a way to clear his name and make it home. His luck seems to change when he meets a fellow American at a bar. Julian Robinson has his own reasons to want to be someone different, and he and Kyle agree to swap passports. The deal seems too good to be true. Unfortunately for Kyle, it is. Because Julian Robinson is not who he seems. And with Russian oligarchs, Chinese operatives and CIA officials on his tail, time is running out for Kyle to find out who he really is...


Whilst this is a debut novel, it is a book that was written by one of the authors of the Safe House Screenplay so you know, if you’ve seen the film, that this title had a lot to not only live up to but a hell of a lot to deliver for the reader market.

What unfurls within is a story that doesn’t let up from the very beginning bringing paranoia, double dealing government agencies, all tied up with a lead character hanging onto the edge of life by the tips of his fingers. Its hard to put down, has great prose as well as a high octane pace and brings it altogether with a storyline that has quite a few twists and turns so much so that you’re never that sure which way the coin is going to land. All round a great book and one that I was more than happy to spend the time with.

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