Book Review - Darts Of Deceit

by Wilf Nussey (Rebel ePublishers) ISBN 9780986987151


Darts of Deceit is a real page-turner of an action thriller. The story involves missing nuclear missiles, ex-soldiers hired to find missing planes, and CIA dirty business resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mozambique - for which South Africa will be framed and blamed.

This book made me very uneasy. The author has constructed a terrifying scenario which is utterly convincing, and has based it on places he knows very well as well as creating believable villains. Nussey was a newspaper journalist for forty years, four of them in Africa, covering many of Africa's bloody and intense transitions to independence. This knowledge makes his words more raw and real.

The touches of humour and a gentle love interest to lighten the tension are used well in this exciting book. The author's writing is as good as the great American suspense writers. 

Claire Crawford
www.writerswrite.co.za
4.5/5

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Terrorbyte

by Cat Connor (Rebel ePublishers) ISBN 9780986973147

 

Supervising Special Agent Ellie Conway has a new challenging case to solve.

 

Her husband Mac joins her in the case as a support. The case is similar to another incident where the murderer used Mac and Ellie's published poetry in the crime scene. The sales of the books had helped to set up the Butterfly Foundation which the criminals tapped into to speak to victims in a chat room.

 

Ellie had thought this new serial killer was a case of déjà vu, but this time with more dangerous and life-threatening consequences involving bourbon, chlorine, gold ribbons and surveillance cameras. The themes of mental illness, love, team work and perseverance come through.

 

Ellie uses her special psycho-prophetic talents and courage to lead her team to discover the crimes behind the murders and to stop those responsible in their tracks.

 

A gripping read with elements of intrigue, fun, violence and ultimately, tragic closure.

 

Amanda Blankfield

3.5/5

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Fallen Star

by Ian Barker (Rebel ePublishers) ISBN 9780986973185.

 

The book's cover gave me the incorrect idea of what to expect from the story. I am glad to say I was wrong. Fallen Star exceeded my expectations.

 

The story begins when a successful band loses their lead singer to a drug overdose. The band cannot continue performing, and the members need to go on their own and find their way forward. We mostly follow the life of Karl. We are shown insights into family dynamics, values and relationships. He has to learn to grow up in the real world.

 

Barker offers some delightful witty humour and dialogue, which seem so natural. At times I felt like a fly on the wall, witnessing the interaction of the characters. The style of writing has an easy flow to it, egging the reader on. Descriptions of the particular scenes set the mood and tone.

 

What started out as a fun, humorous read developed into a thought-provoking novel about what it means to be famous and how fleeting it could be.

 

Dawn Blankfield

4/5

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