C. Kevin Thompson
C. Kevin Thompson µ 8 ead & downloadFall It is very much a character driven plot This lends itself very well to Blake being able to use his extensive experience and knowledge of his field to find out answers to the terrorist extensive experience and knowledge of his field to find out answers to the terrorist to his present and that of the world s populationJust as Thompson has an excellent competent command of the English language the same degree of expertise can be said for the construction of this novel the characters but especially the plot There are no thin areas of plotlines characterisation or pace There is depth to all these aspects Blake is one self made man who knows who he is and what makes himself tick He is extremely elational and even before the events and characters of his past start to influence him Thompson has developed him enough to have the eader endeared to him and on his side This bides well when the events of his past threaten him and the est of the world You are already on his side and ooting for him Doing it this way establishes his credibility as a character and gives the eader the confidence to continue to ead without any doubt of Thompson s development of Blake Another aspect of Thompon s characterisation is the layered construction of the plot and how this affects Blake The terrorist plot that exists in Blake s past that is now affecting his present also adds layers to the professional and personal life of Blake and his family It sets the stage for him to show how versatile and esourceful an agent he is in simultaneously fulfilling the esponsibilities his profession as an Agent and
protecting his family I can see why Thompson is successful with this novel He as esearched it well and applied ithis family I can see why Thompson is successful with this novel He as esearched it well and applied it Clues to this success can be found from his bio He is a huge fan of the TV series 24 The Blacklist Blue Bloods Designated Survivor and Criminal Minds He loves anything to do with Star Trek is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic and eads lots of booksApart from Blake I have a soft spot for Harrison Kelly I eally enjoyed this character It is an asset for an author s ability to successfully depict the nationality of the character While eading the sections involving Kelly and Blake I felt very much at home with his mannerisms and language as Thompson has "DEPICTED KELLY AS PRETTY MUCH HOW " Kelly as pretty much how Australians speak and behave I also enjoyed Agent Julee Scarfano She seems a than capable operative and is very good as being a go between for Blake and Connell when Blake needs to bypass the estrictive ules and egulations of the FBI in order to go ogue I hope that Thompson includes Julee in the emaining 5 novels in this series The almo. Sk job He would be an analyst Ride it out until etirement Be safe so he could enjoy family lifeBut when a notable member of the IRA is murdered in his London flat Blake's secretive past.
Silver Medalist in the Readers Favorite 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Christian Fiction category The pace inMedalist in the Readers Favorite 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Christian Fiction category The pace in setting is frenetic It never lets up It is this that keeps you coming back for In some *novels of this genre and calibre it can end up with the characters *of this genre and calibre it can end up with the characters in a plot driven storyline and the main character being taken for a ide with the fast paceness of the plot Here the eader can feel that everything is happening to the main character or characters and they have no or not much control over what is happening to them In this novel Thompson has avoided this pit. A Clandestine Mission A Cryptic Message A Chaste Promise Blake Meyer dreamed of a peaceful end to a dutiful career with the FBI Married now his life was taking him in a new direction a de. .
St love hate elationship between Connell and Blake
adds another layer of suspense that I enjoyed This seems to be a characteristic of novels in thisanother layer of suspense that I enjoyed This seems to be a characteristic of novels in this special ops genre I never get sick of the main character thwarting and bypassing ules and egulations to get things done in dire circumstances of a mission when ules and egulations would estrict its outcomes Connell seems to waver between sticking to the confines of the FBI operation procedures and giving Blake what he needs within this He fails miserably and NEARLY LOSES BLAKES RESPECT FOR HIM loses Blakes espect for him at least has it damaged This novel is described by Thompson and others as a CHRISTIAN THRILLER DUE TO ITS EXCLUSION thriller due to its exclusion sex profanity and other gore I would challenge this These exclusions make this a clean ead and that does not make it Christian Some secular authors write clean eads with these exclusions and their novels are far from being Christian What makes this a Christian thriller is the inclusion of spirituality based on Biblical themes and doctrines and who God is There is only a little of this in this novel I felt that if it was omitted it would not have any great impact on the overall plot or even on Blake to whom it was directed However this omission would have made it a clean ead and indistinguishable from a secular novel However with this inclusion Thompson gets Blake thinking about the meaning of life cliche not intended the uestion of evil and its effects on the human ace and where he all fits into this There was potential there for Thompson to develop this further and as a esult develop the character of Harrison who is the sole Christian character and who provides the spiritual biblical input to Blake I hope that this is included and developed further in the seuel Triple Time and the emaining books 3 6 that are to come over the next few years Maybe I expected of these Biblical themes and spirituality due to the fact that Thompson is an ordained minister I have found from eading other novels from MinistersPastors they have no problem including Biblical themes of edemption salvation evil death spiritual warfare sexuality and other themes concerning the ills of this world suffering addictions domestic violence to name a few in greater detail than what Thompson has without it being preachy or fire and brimstone type narrative The above is the only shortcoming I see in this novel I have thoroughly enjoyed it and the writing ability of this author I am glad to have approached him to write a eview and be part of his launch party for this series Strongly Recommended 45 Star. Propels him into the middle of an international scheme so twisted and sadistic it will take everything Blake possesses all of it to save the United States from a diabolical terrorist atta. .