So this month I thought that I would try out the Thrill Seeker Case from Bookcase.club. I was sent two thrillers to read and review The Drifter By: Nicholas Petrie and White Plague By: James Abel. Both very good books that had me turning pages until the wee hours of the morning…
White Plague By: James Abel
Your patience will be rewarded with this thriller. It starts off slow but by the end you will not be able to put it down. A true page turner that had me cheering and biting my nails simultaneously, a true nail biter.
In the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean the Submarine the USS Montana is in peril. Flames threaten the sub and it’s crew. The only people close enough to help them is led by marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush. The crew aboard the USS Montana has a mere 36 hours before they perish and the impending arrival of an foreign submarine along with the discovery of a spy in Joe’s team have tensions at an explosive level. Add to that the fact that the crew has unwittingly unleashed something that plagued mankind in the past and they are now in danger of it happening again. With so many obstacles standing in the way of Joe and his team what will happen to the crew of the ill fated submarine?
The book starts out so very slow but I kept at it hoping for that “big payoff”. About half way through it picked up the pace and became a true thriller. I spent countless nights, into early morning turning pages excited to find out what happened next. Stories about plagues are really scary to me. It is not like a made up monster, Dracula, The Monster (Frankenstein) etc but something that wiped out millions of people in the past. So the thought of something like being unleashed today is truly horrifying. Loved it and I would and will definitely suggest this book to my fellow book lovers.
The Drifter By: Nicholas Petrie
This is Nicholas Petrie’s debut novel. I am thrilled to be able to read his very first book. I have always believed that and author’s first book sets the pace of all of their future books.
Peter Ash has returned from Afghanistan with only one thing, something that he calls “white static”. Like many soldiers he suffers from post-traumatic stress. He finds comfort in nature and sleeps under the stars. When Ash finds out that his friend has committed suicide he leaves his sanctuary to help the man’s widow repair her home. Little does Ash know that his life is about to change. From the biggest and ugliest dog he has ever encountered to a suitcase full of money and explosives. As he begins to investigate he soon discovers a plot that could ultimately thrust him back into the life that he has fought so hard to leave behind. will Ash be drawn back into the life he has left behind? What is with that suitcase? BTW, the dogs a sweetheart and his name is Charles Mingus…
Any book that brings attention to our Veteran’s struggles with PTS is an automatic winner for me. I live close to Ft. Bragg and come from a Military family (Air Force, Navy) and have many friends that have served overseas. I have witnessed first hand the devastating effects on our soldiers and their families. I read this book in three days, I simply could not put in down. I love how Ash is sort of an anti-hero and has a heart of gold. In my opinion Charles Mingus is the real star of the book, I love dogs. I have already recommended this book to many of my friends and have lent out my personal copy also. Everybody that has read it has thoroughly enjoyed it and some have purchased copies for their personal libraries.
I hope that you have enjoyed your time on my blog. I also hope that you found this review to be both informative and enjoyable. Thank you for stopping by!
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I received these books free for review purposes. All opinions are my own