Sunday, 15 October 2017

Blood Passage by Malcolm Pierce

How would you feel if you woke to find yourself in a prison cell, even worse, in a cell on an oil tanker in the middle of the ocean? Then once you manage to escape you need to act against your nature to destroy your captors.

This is the predicament Brian Francisco finds himself in. A likeable young man who worries about is little dog left alone without food. He must use all his military and civilian life experience and know how to undertake some dreadful strategies and eliminate the ship’s crew and the mercenaries that kidnapped him – and, manage to stay alive!

I am not normally a reader of hardcore action thrillers but the suspense and lucidly described action certainly had me hooked from the beginning.

The ship is a super tanker, slow and plodding by comparison to the action on board. The chapters are short allowing the reader to breathe (“phew”) and get ready the next action-packed instalment.

I should point out that in addition to violence in many of the scenes there is also some foul language. The writing style is simple yet still manages to highly descriptive. The ending, and the reason for Francisco’s kidnapping, was totally unexpected.

This is the second book by Malcom Pierce I have read and, although I enjoyed the story, I enjoyed Erased more.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. And I must, initially, I was reluctant to tackle it but glad I did.

My rating 4*

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