Monday, February 3, 2014

Review of The Antaeus Factor

Review of The Antaeus Factor on Amazon!

Grace Elliot rated it 4 of 5 stars
I actually rated this book 4.5 stars out of 5. 

The Antaeus Factor is a thriller that opens with the brutal murder of Thomas Allard, which sets the pace for this tense and intricately plotted novel of cyber terrorism and physical jeopardy. 
One of the things the author excels at is planting a feeling of insecurity - that no character is safe or immune to attack. I also found the details fascinating and added credibility to the plot (such as the bullet dipped in faeces to create a life-threatening infection if the gunshot wasn't immediately fatal.)
Whilst reading The Antaeus Factor I had the pleasant feeling of being in the hands of a skilled writer, fully confident in his ability to keep me enthralled and unable to guess the next plot twist. The author is particularly gifted at creating characters: not always totally likeable people but with real problems who react in a believable manner who you care just enough about to keep reading.
I can honesty say there is a never a dull moment in this book and the short, snappy chapters kept me reading to find out what happened next.