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Great Character -- Great Series
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2018
SPOILER ALERT - If you purchase the Kindle edition of this series, what appears to be the last book is the first one you read. Had I known this from the beginning, I would have skipped over to the next book and read from there so as to keep the suspense level high throughout the first two books. The previous series-type books I've purchased, began with the first book and progressed. When I started reading Deadly Webs, I was totally confused as to why the time line suddenly skipped back several years.
I began these books with a love/hate relationship. James Hunt has a tendency to repeat certain words, one of them being "that". It's not so bad once or twice on a page, but once or twice in the same sentence bothered me. To me, "that" is a stepping stone word. Instead of the words flowing as they should, "that" pauses the reader's progress and breaks the rhythm. As I continued to read, I think I discovered a pattern ... the action scenes were great and flowed almost seamlessly. Finally, I began to suspect the author isn't a fan of informational text as most of the superfluous and stilted writing stood out in those sections while the reader was being transported from one breath-taking scene to the next. Most of this could be resolved with the attention of a skilled proof-reader.
With my pet peeves reported, I'll get down to the nitty-gritty of this series. I thought the story line was great. Chase Grant is a totally likable character, made even more so by his partner (Mocks) and his tragic history. Who wouldn't like a character who throws himself into a case with no stopping points or "it's too dangerous" moments? Once Chase sets his watch, he is on a countdown and like a bloodhound on a scent. He never allows his personal well being to influence the effort he puts forth to save those who have been taken.
I purchased this series at an extremely reasonable price. I don't know anywhere I can find so much entertainment for the money spent. So, if you want to be totally caught up in hours of reading, take advantage of this great deal. I would recommend, however, you skip to Book 2 and read to the end before going back to the beginning.