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“I read approximately 166 pgs out of 444. The relationship building between the two main characters was lacking. Also, there was some conflicting info (orb in her pocket vs in his hand). The writing at times though was very suspenseful but the incident with the emaciated dog eating it's young...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I read approximately 166 pgs out of 444. The relationship building between the two main characters was lacking. Also, there was some conflicting info (orb in her pocket vs in his hand). The writing at times though was very suspenseful but the incident with the emaciated dog eating it's young made me stop reading it. Only because canines will eat their young if they are born dead or nearly dead not because they are starving.”SalDragski wrote this review Tuesday, February 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What I liked about it:
all that action from the get go-even though, the book wasn't a big one, the action made it feel like an even quicker read.
loved how Catch got involved in the kidnapping.
I liked how the male lead was flawed just like the bad guy and had to deal with his past every day.
Loved how Hallie showed backbone and her inability to let her father go, even when she came to know who he was.
What I didn't like:
the little alien girl- that part was just sprung on us.
I'm so sure Stark isn't dead and am hoping we'll see him again, if there's a sequel.
The govt. lady letting Catch and Hallie go seemed improbable but again, if there will be a sequel..
A fast paced thriller and I liked it!”
“An exciting novel from a talented up and coming writer. Hard to put down once you've begun.”Kathryn H wrote this review Saturday, February 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is Sean Quirk second novel, having read the first; this one is totally different but equally as captivating. I am a fan of thrillers and have read my share, what makes this one stand out is how a tab of supernatural is skilfully mixed into the storyline without losing all sense of realism and readers who are not into hard-core sci-fi . If you realise a thriller novel is not known for its accuracy but rather for action, adventure, hi-tech weaponry, shoot-outs, great heroes and villains (villains that even the reader develops a love to hate), this thriller could be for you.
The story centers on Catch Harris, a loner and ex-military man that has many skeletons in the closet, is riddled with guilt and just wants to be left alone. One day, Hallie Baker, a waitress, at his favourite diner tries to strike up a friendship; however it is not in his nature to be sociable and automatically rebuffs her. Later, he regrets what he has done and on his way out he wants to apologise but Hallie's shift has finished and is already on her way home. In the parking lot, he witnesses some very menacing men who appear to be forcing Hallie against her will, Catch's military training kicks into high gear and his only objective is to save her. This action proves to be the interlude into a suspense filled read...
There is never a dull moment once everything starts. We find ourselves shadowing the protagonist into many tense and highly explosive situations, involving a mingled web of villains with futuristic equipment, and of course there is nothing like good old car chases to bring on the adrenaline. The descriptive writing is so vivid you think you are smack into the action, the twists and turns along the way lead to a nicely tied up ending. The intensity of the story and the complexity of the characters make it a very interesting read.”
“Interesting story line and characters, a little predictable in the plot but overall a good read.”Danielle C wrote this review Friday, October 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fast passed thriller, which starts well. Generally well written, but the Kindle copy needs another edit. Keeps one entertained, though, the science fiction appearing at halftime disturbs the rhythm. I think the book would have benefited from a prologue that gave some background, and hopefully plausibility to the "power ball" idea. Sean is a writer with real potential who may do better by breaking away from the clichéd James Patterson style.
The book is a good airport read, so just about gets my fourth star for a début, but I would be very surprised if there isn't much better to come.
“I highly recommend reading this book , a good novel with plenty of thrills and action”Linda C wrote this review Friday, August 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No