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Book Review: The Demeter Code (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series #3)

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Author: Russell Brooks 
Release: July 4th 2014
Series: (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series #3)
Genre: Spy | Thriller
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 7325 (422)
Publisher: Russell Brooks
Source: Author
Buy it here: Amazon

Blurb

When two American embassies in northern Africa are bombed, CIA operatives, Ridley Fox and Nita Parris, are assigned to track down the perpetrators. However, when their top asset is killed in a failed op, the agents suspect that there may be a new threat. Their search for the truth puts them on a collision course with a powerful multinational—which will go to extreme lengths to bury its criminal activities. However, the agents soon learn that someone with a personal vendetta against that company not only knows their secrets, but will expose them in a way that could result in the largest single-day attack against America.

Rating

4-stars

Review

Plot/Story:

This book starts not long after the first book (Pandora’s Succession) ends. It was really nice to return to Brook writing style after reading the second book. Here it had all the fine elements of a good spy story. It was a fast pace read and full of action and lots of tech stuff. Here it has a much stronger feel of mission impossible style in the plot, but not in a cheesy way, as it has lots of twists and turns and keeps you guessing till the end.

Characters:

CIA Agent Nita and Fox are working together and going all over the world, fighting off evil operations that try to inflict disaster in huge proportions. There were many characters that the author introduced to us and it was a bit hard to keep up with him, but in the overall look at the story it didn’t do it any harm. Brooks kept the main characters moving and intriguing throughout the book, which made me more invested in them.

Romance/Kills:

There is no spy movie or a book without some kills, but they were all tasteful of a spy story.
The relationship between Fox and Nita was very real written and I found myself wishing for something more to happen. Like in any spy movies here as well was a very detailed sex scene (I will leave it at that).

Writing:

This was a nice change in the writing style after the second book. You see the detail that Brooks wrote here and the story is much more attention-grabbing and pleasant.
All the action scenes were beautifully made and planned out, which made me just enjoy this story more, even though I do not read much spy books.

Beginning:

At first it was a slow read, as I was trying to keep up with all the character and all that was happing, but after the first few pages, I was more than hooked to the story and my investment for the characters was rising.

Ending:

By the end of the story the author ties everything nicely, still with a few surprises but in a very fun way for the reader (I will not say anything more to keep this spoiler free).

Cover Art:

Well… I don’t like the cover much, but it does have the feel of the book.

Blurb:

I really do like the Goodreads blurb for this story. It’s short and sweet 😉

You can also read this review at Goodreads and Amazon.

Other Stuff

Opening Line: “Watch where you’re going, dammit,” snapped the woman.

Highlights: I enjoy reading and getting to know Fox more and the author did a wonderful job with all the action scenes in the story. Making it a very fun read.

Lowlights: The tech stuff could get a bit overbearing, especially at first, but after you go on with the reading you get the feel for it and it becomes easier.

Final Thoughts: I truly enjoyed reading this book and if you like spy book or even movies, you will enjoy reading this book.


Review contributor:

pics copy 2Galit Balli

I am an avid reader, coffee addict, a writer and a blogger. I am a bit of agoraphobic (people scare me, lol). Me and my hubby love to spend every moment together, we even game together.

I live mostly in my own imaginary world full of dragons, magic and vampires and from time to time I pull myself away to deal with the real world.

Read more about Galit here.


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