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“THE CHINA GAMBIT” by Allan Topol
“National bestselling author Allan Topol returns with a thrilling new trilogy of international intrigue. THE CHINA GAMBIT (Vantage Point; $14.95; January 2012) introduces Craig Page, a daring and resourceful former CIA agent, now fighting terrorism in Europe after being unceremoniously fired from the agency. After his daughter Francesca — a New York City reporter investigating the biggest story of her young career — dies in an “automobile accident,” Craig is instinctively convinced that she was murdered and sets out to find answers…and vengeance.
Joined by Francesca’s editor, the gutsy and equally resourceful Elizabeth Crowder, Craig soon begins to peel back the conspiracy layer by layer, eventually learning that Francesca was just collateral in a much larger ultimate target: The United States. “
Craig Page, a former CIA agent, sets out to uncover his daughter Francesca’s killer, who was on the biggest story of her reporting career. Craig teams up with Elizabeth Crowder, Francesca’s editor. The unlikely duo, on a mission to solve a murder, comes across a conspiracy leading from China through to a CIA director; taking Craig and Elizabeth all over the world to find answers. As the story unfolds you realize that this is more than finding Craig’s daughter’s killer, as this conspiracy could change the world. You see the fate of the world lying in the hands of Craig, and in a state of wonderment, you begin to ask yourself “can he really save the world?”
The China Gambit is a great read! Allan Topol is an amazing writer, very articulate, giving a story that is detailed and easy to follow, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was in a state of suspense, and not wanting to put the book down, always wanting to know what happened next. If it is suspense and a thriller novel that you seek, then look no further, this is the book for you. I am waiting in anticipation for Allan Topol’s next book The Spanish Revenge.
* Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information courtesy of the sponsor. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.
ALL bassgiraffe’s Thoughts giveaways use RAFFLECOPTER!!
“THE LEGACY OF EDEN” book- March 2- US/CAN
Sand Gone- March 2nd- US/CAN
My Body Shots- March 9th- CANADA only
“Cooper and Me and the Military” book- March 9th- US/CAN
“Copy Kids” DVD- March 9th- US/CAN
The Amazing Mat- March 16th- US/CAN
“Fit Moms For Life” book- March 16th- US/CAN
Krill Oil Pills- March 16th- US/CAN
“The Mighty Macs” DVD- March 23rd- US/CAN
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I SO can’t wait to see this movie. It looks so totally cute and funny. Lee can’t wait either.
In theatres June 22, 2012
“When the Smoke Clears” by Lynette Eason
“After a brush with death due to equipment failure, smokejumper Alexia Allen is ordered to take time off while the incident is under investigation. She makes a last-minute decision to recuperate at her mother’s home and attend her high school reunion. Yet trouble seems to be following her, and within hours of arriving home she is confronted with murder, arson–and a handsome detective.
But the conflicts ahead are nothing compared to the ghosts of her past. As she struggles to accept and forgive her family’s past, she must also decide if the secret she’s been guarding for the last ten years must finally come to light.
Chock-full of the suspense and romantic tension you’ve come to expect from Lynette Eason, When the Smoke Clears is the explosive first book in the Deadly Reunions series.”
Grrrr… I just finished the first book in Lynette Eason’s Deadly Reunion series, “When the Smoke Clears”. Why do I say “grrr?” It’s because I loved this book a lot and wanted to know what happens but the author leaves you hanging. Now I can’t wait to read the next book. It really is that amazing of a book!!
The story is centered around Alexia Allen. She is a firefighter that lives in Washington. She almost dies in a fire and finds out there were holes in her air tube. But she is told she cannot come back to fighting fires, that it was her disobedience to the caption that almost got her killed.
Alexia is called by one of her best friends from high school, Serena, to invite her back home for their 10 year class reunion and to also inform her that her mother is very ill and in the hospital.
When Alexia comes home she finds someone in her mother’s house and a man dying. From there a series of very bad things keep happening to her and those around her. The story ends with the real person behind all these bad things still on the loose and ready to kill more.
Throughout all the horror going on Alexia is reunited with a fellow school-mate, Hunter, who is a few years older then her. he is the detective on the case of what’s going on and is also in love with her.
Hunter, Serena, her mother, her brother all trust in God and what he can do in all situations. Alexia isn’t so sure but starts to see His love for her through the people who care for her. She even starts reading a Bible her friend Serena gave her. And she started to learn how to pray to God.
This is a really fast paced, keep you turning the page book. You keep reading and hoping you it won’t end and if it does that everyone will be ok. But it does leave you hanging big time.
If you love suspense you’ll love this book. If you like romance books I think you’ll love it too.
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group”.