“Lethal People” by John Locke

John Locke is the 8th author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle (I actually read a paper based copy). This is not great literature, the characters don’t develop but it has a pacy plot and being the first in the series you will be able to read more if you like his style.

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Lethal People

Our protagonist is Donovan Creed, a name I find rather similar sounding to Jonathan Creek (a BBC drama series featuring an illusions expert who solves seemingly impossible crimes). Creed is not Creek, he is employed as a counter terrorist operative by homeland security, who moonlights as an assassin if the price is right.

As the title might suggest there is a high body count, particularly when a gangland boss blows up a hotel in an attempt to eliminate our protagonist.

There is some humour, or attempts thereof:

When you have survived a bomb blast and more than a hundred people didn’t, it’s hard to focus on rumors of a possible hickey on Paris Hilton’s neck.

The plot requires a little suspension of disbelief, like when the hero along with an army of midgets in a Winnebago head for the baddie’s hideout. The hero has no money worries and plenty of high tech weaponry from his official employers.

The plot is pacy but it could do with more twists and perhaps a proper climax, in the end it is a little disappointing.

My rating 3 out of 5

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About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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