Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jet, by Russell Blake

The good news is that this spy / suspense novel has an interesting plot and good character development.  The bad news is that you have to make it through some clunky opening prose.   It isn't bad, it is just that Mr. Blake feels as though he's trying a bit too hard to start.  Fortunately, he used up most of his adjectives in the first few pages, which allowed things - for the most part - to run cleanly thereafter.

There's a section late in the book that has the same stilted feel as the opening.  Or worse.  But aside from those two speed bumps, things do move well.   This is the first in a series, and my plan is to read the next volume.   So not great literature, but a good book for a cold evening, and a bargain on Kindle.

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