It's a curious thing publishing a book. The pleasure of seeing the pre-orders come in is balanced by the nervousness about what will happen when the book is in the wild. Will people buy it? Will they like it if they do? To my shame, over the week that Rakehell has been on sale (right here) I've become a bit of a Kindle Unlimited Page Reads watcher. I know that people buy books and don't read them immediately. I have something (ahem) of a to be read pile myself... but KU page
Having laid into the new Bond GN "Reflections of Death" a few days ago I thought I'd take another look at Casino Royale, the first of two faithful adaptations of Fleming from Dynamite. How faithful? Well, at lot of the text is direct from Fleming, albeit necessarily abridged by writer Van Jensen. And beyond that the story is very faithful to the book. The flavour is all there too: the detailed explanations of chemin de fer, the long pursuit by SMERSH as Bond and Vesper travel
I read A Last Act Of Charity, the first Killing Sisters series book, mostly out of curiosity having seen a pic of the author on the excellent blog MurderMayhem&More. JJ Stoner once killed people for a living.
In the military his kills were government-sanctioned. As a mercenary they were privately contracted. He doesn’t mention the other kills, those of his own initiative.
Highly-trained, finely-honed and used hard, Stoner now seeks not to kill as he investigates underworld
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