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The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, #4)
Ape House
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Operation Napoleon
Walking Dead
The Sentimentalists
The Heretic Queen
The Midnight House
Cross Fire
Peony in Love
Finding Nouf: A Novel
City of Veils: A Novel
First Daughter
A Place of Hiding
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Friday, May 11, 2012

"The Watchman of Ephraim", by Gerard de Marigny

Book 1, in the Cris de Niro series

The "Watchman of Ephraim " is a sparkling debut novel by author Gerard de Marigny, a great geopolitical thriller which intricately weaves current events into an exciting story of international espionage.

The story opens with Cris De Niro, the main protagonist, a successful hedge fund entrepreneur on his way to meet his wife at the World trade Center on 9/11/01 when disaster strikes the twin towers killing her and their unborn son. Many years after the terrible tragedy, Cris is still haunted by the memories of losing his wife and in an effort to move on he decides to relocate from N.Y. and start a new career. His old career left him with the means to create and fund a private organization called the "Watchman". The organisation is staffed with highly equipped retired military personnel whose expertize is fighting terrorism and running covert missions......... Everything goes as planned until the day they unknowingly stumble upon a connection between a rich Iranian businessman and the Mexican drug cartel.......This proves to be an explosive discovery......

The plot is fast-paced, full of intrigues, very captivating and most enjoyable. The thriller's many twists and red-herrings kept me hooked and on the edge of my seat till the last page. This is a solid read cover to cover, exactly what a great storyline should be, Mr. de Marigny writing style is easy to follow, very active and one that drew me in right away. This is a top-notch thriller and a stellar first novel. I like the characters they are gripping, determined, fierce and well balanced action figures that do not shy from expressing their intense emotions in a straight forward dialogue..... Just what one would expect in this day and age under the circumstances....

Well-done Mr. de Marigny I am looking forward to your next novel.

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