Shane Gericke

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Verk av Shane Gericke

Blown Away (1600) 87 exemplar
Cut to the Bone (2007) 27 exemplar
The Fury (2015) 21 exemplar
Torn Apart (2010) 20 exemplar
Vollstreckung (2007) 3 exemplar
Wo deine Schreie verhallen (2006) 1 exemplar


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The Fury is a fast-paced action book with more tender moments, then I'm used to when it comes to these kinds of books.

For one thing, Jimmy Garcia the main baddie in this story has a soft spot for his sister; I'm more used to villains that are so bad that they seem inhuman. But this book manages to create a villain that is a drug lord, but as I now and then feel for because how much he loves his sister and how much she loves him. And, that my friends make it hard to read because at the same time he is the evil drug lord that killed Superstition Davis husband in cold blood. And, let's face it he isn't a good man. It's just while I read I could see other sides of him that showed him to be a caring brother. And, that makes him so human, he has chosen a path in life with violence and death and that will in the end as it usually does claim him too. That felt real. I dislike reading about villains that are so flat when it comes to their characters that they seem to be molded at out the same mold at the villain factory. They are not human, they are a cliché.

But anyway, then we have Superchick Superstition Davis and I liked her, she is a tough woman, who is hell bent on revenging her husband. But she is the one in the story that seems a bit too perfect, to touch to good with fighting. She is the James Bond of the story, whatever you throw at her, she will come out victorious. That can be too much sometimes, even for me. And, also it took 80% of the book to know what happened to her twins, they are mentioned through the book several times and frankly, it became a bit annoying to wait for it to be revealed why they died. I'm all for holding in information but come one. Sooner or later the waiting just becomes a bit too much.

The story is fast-paced as I wrote before, just as an action book should be. Short chapters and everything that makes you read on because “you know just one more chapter”. But I found it a bit confusing in the beginning because every short chapter introduced some new characters and it felt that they were quite many and as the chapters are short you really didn't have the time to get to know anyone before it was time to shift to the next character or let's jump to the past. It took a while for me to really get a hang on it, but I still had a bit of a problem reading the book because of all the abrupt character changes. I love short chapters, but sometimes it just gets a bit too much and the flow of the story gets interrupted a bit too often.

But it's not at all bad, these are just the things that I had problems with and made me not being able to give a higher rating. I still found the book to be enjoyable to read and I would like to read more about Superstition “Sue” Davis especially after that particularly ending.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a blog tour at TLC Book Tours.
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MaraBlaise | 12 andra recensioner | Jul 23, 2022 |
Smart police procedural from ex-reporter, who like Tony Hillerman are drawn to this genre.
rynk | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 11, 2021 |
I see The Fury often described as a "fast-paced, action-packed thriller", and it does deserve that description, likely to entertain most readers who enjoy such.

Personally, I found the high-level story construction—weaving together threads from the vicious world of Mexican drug cartels, U.S. border patrol, a massive deepwater oil-rig disaster, Chicago police, federal prison life, and an unexpected cache of super-deadly nerve gas with its own backstory—to fit together rather nicely and make for an interesting landscape on which for the story to maneuver.

The page-to-page writing, however, wasn't always as smooth, as some action-descriptions sometimes stumbled over bits of unclarity; the author's frequent use of action similies, mostly quick and amusing, would occasionally fall flat; and many points (mostly in the first half of the book) cried out in desperate need of a good editor, including little things like sudden scene-changes with no vertical separation or an occasional word missing or typoed.

Still, overall, it was a fun read, with its moments of humor and satisfaction, and will likely continue to entertain many fans of action-suspense novels.
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Thogek | 12 andra recensioner | Oct 15, 2017 |
I'm so sorry its took so long to review this book, was thinking I did it last month. Found this very impressive, from the first page to the last. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.This is his first stand along novel, all I can say is "MORE"...want more ( )
JJKING | 12 andra recensioner | Feb 4, 2016 |


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