Monday, 15 April 2013

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Jack McClure 2: Last Snow - Eric Van Lustbader

Release Date: 11/04/13
Publisher:  Head of Zeus


Four days ago, US senator Lloyd Berns was killed in a hit-and-run on the island of Capri. His death deals a serious blow to President Carson's precarious new administration - but more worrying is that Berns was never officially on Capri. According to the White House, Berns was on a tour of the Ukraine. Agent Jack McClure is in Moscow, babysitting Carson's troubled daughter. But the President needs Jack to investigate the senator's final days in the Ukraine, and since Alli Carson won't be parted from her protector, he'll have to take her along. Their starting point is the senator's last known contact: K. Rochev. But all they find at Rochev's address is the body of a young woman, brutally executed. And now Jack and Alli have attracted dangerous attention from the Ukranian police, the FSB, and the Russian mafia...


Here we have the second outing for Eric Van Lustbaders Jack McClure and as with the Bourne Series it is a high octane tale blended with some cracking double dealing, almost magical twists so much so that you’re never quite sure who’s on who’s side let alone what is truly happening.

The characters are detailed, fully recognisable and when added to the authors identifiable writing style gives the reader a thriller that is hard to put down.

Back this up with great prose, some cracking dialogues and an ending that leaves you gasping all round makes this something special. Cracking.

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