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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
Peter Pan

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Monday, June 15, 2015

"The Last Eagle", by Richard Turner

“The Last Eagle” kicks off right from the start and the action never stops, this novel is a real page-turner, an excellent adventure that takes us back to the late 1920 during the Bolshevik Revolution.

The story is fast paced and exciting. I really enjoyed every moment it is such a hard book to put down. Early on we are introduced to Captain Christopher Sheppard, an experienced soldiers and your classic hero. With Harry Campbell, his trusty aid and chauffeur, they soon find themselves in a lethal cat and mouse game facing enemy agents and deadly adversary as they cross Europe, Russia and Mongolia to rescue a descendant of the tsarists dynasty.

I loved this book but it needs some improvement, what is annoying is a story that flips from one character to another simply with a new paragraph, a bit confusing at times. Minor repetitive words in the same sentence should be illuminated. With a few tweaks here and there this would be an awesome story. Apart from these minor points, the novel is smooth to read and the story is captivating from start to finish.

Having said my pet peeves, now I will provide more good points: no doubts this is a gripping story with fight scenes that are very visual and seem quite realistic. We find a whole raft of well- developed characters including nasty opponents and charismatics good guys and of course at the heart of this drama are two damsels in distress.

“The Last Eagle” is a good novel that focuses on the plotting and is action driven. Without any doubts this is my kind of novel.

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