Thursday, February 13, 2014

Plotting and Derring-Do: I liked it a lot

The Prince of Risk: A NovelThe Prince of Risk: A Novel by Christopher Reich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine if James Bond were impressive, heroic, but not such a superhero as to be hard to believe, a lady's man rather than a ladies' man. Imagine if the particular lady were almost more Bond-like than our hero, beautiful, smart and oh so tough. Imagine the complications of their relationship (they are exes - not a spoiler - it tells you so on the flyleaf) overshadowed by terrorist plotting and financial derring-do. Or by anti-terrorist derring-do and financial plotting... In the wrong hands this could be a soggy mess, but Reich is the master of this form. The farther in I got, the faster I was turning the pages. The ending is satisfying and the trip to get there is exhilarating. I liked it a lot.

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