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on December 5, 2017
Every time I read a book by Jeremy Robinson, I think it’s the best thing he’s written. And now he’s done it again!!! Forbidden Island is a terrifying ride that will leave you breathless. His imagery is perfect, the characters flawed but inherently likable, and the action never stops. This is a book not to be missed!!
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on May 9, 2018
I hope you read this and avoid the mistake I made. I should’ve read the reviews and noted that the fans of this author largely thought of this offering as a dud.

The premise is intriguing, but the execution falls flat. The characters behave and talk like they’re imbeciles, even the ones who are highly educated and trained. I’ll elaborate on this, once the spoiler alert is posted. Unbelievable characters are amplified by unbelievable feats. For example, a woman standing in a dinghy on the ocean (pitching motion) a safe distance offshore, shoots an arrow from a primitive bow and splits the headpiece of a native up on land without injuring him, as an intended warning. The book is peppered with junk like this, which I consider the earmarks of pulp fiction.

The book is short and appears to have been running even shorter. There is an excess of chasing around the island, giving the feeling that its purpose is to inflate the word count.

The fleshing out of the decent plot line doesn’t make sense. (Spoiler alert) There is a small island off the coast of India that a billionaire wants to use to develop a resort. The hurdle is, it’s populated by a small primitive tribe. His solution is to kill them off. That’s a stretch, let’s continue. To accomplish this, he employs a thug and a small boat crew who aren’t particular about how they earn some money. Plan A is to spray a virus (influenza) on a bag of coconuts and throw them up on the beach to infect the natives. You can buy all the brain power in the world and that’s what you came up with? So this caper isn’t traced back to him, the mad mogul coerces a woman to pose as a government official with a mission to establish relations with the tribe and use that cover to recruit the fall guys. They select an Israeli woman living among a primitive tribe deep in a Peruvian rain forest, a Pakastani linguist hiding out in England (illegally) from pursuit by Hamas and a disgraced American ex-GI who has retreated to the deep woods of New Hampshire to drink and commit suicide. How would you even know about these people living well off the grid, much less find them? Leaping over that absurdity, you’re looking for a team that would make credible patsies to take the blame, after you made it appear that the natives killed them. There is no way anyone would believe that these three even knew about each other, hooked up and had any plausible motive to wipe out the population of the island.

As one might imagine, the dupes turn the tables and prevail. This could be fodder for a decent ending but, instead, they decide to dedicate their lives to protecting the island from further intrusion, with no valid motivation, and come up with an inane way of doing it that entails assaulting innocent people and destruction of their possessions.

Even with the minimal length, this isn’t worth your time.
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on December 6, 2017
The most dangerous island in the world - that is what North Sentinal Island is called. A team is being put together to investigate this island and its primitive inhabitants. The team is anchored off the coast of the island to observe the strange behavior of the tribe, but get a much closer look when their yacht sinks. What they find puts them in a fight for their lives. Jeremy Robinson has once again provided us with and excellent story that kept me turning pages!
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on April 27, 2018
🔱 There is nothing more that I like as to sit down with a cool drink & a good Book...
I started reading this book on my Tablet purely by accident & came close to deleting it but *THEN* it grabbed my attention & I couldn’t put the darn thing down.....Page after Page , I just couldn’t stop , just had to find out what happen on the next page...I finally had to stop as the words were getting blurred from lack of sleep.......
You want to read an AWESOME book , please read this one !!!!!!!!!!!!
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on December 30, 2017
Robinson needs help. From page one to the very end I had no idea where this book was going. What a fun ride. The book did a Great job with the interplay of the 3 main characters. A book 2 on a new mission would be great.
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on January 11, 2018
Well done Jeremy, Loved it very much, when I was not reading it, it was going through my head, what was coming next. That rates high with me so looking for the next read.
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on January 3, 2018
It's a wonderful thing to read a book that's full of fantastical and freaky stuff, but when it's mixed with a lot of reality it makes it even better. Jeremy Robinson has an imagination that is very rare and original. Take that imagination and add in his very vivid descriptions that are excellently written and you have yourself a hell of a story. Anyone who enjoys horror, action and fantasy will surely enjoy this book.
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on April 11, 2018
I am normally a J R fan, but this book is disappointing. Characters are not interesting, the plot is... hard to describe, maybe I can say is boring, the story seems to go nowhere, I find myself force to finish the last few pages, and that is only because the story is relatively short, otherwise, I would have given up midway. Definitely not his best work.
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on March 19, 2018
A very frightening novel that makes it difficult to put down. Your imagination is pushed to the brink wondering what comes next. Excellently written with great characters and interesting backgrounds. I enjoyed the story and the plot and the ending. It was a perfect read. I highly recommend it.
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on December 31, 2017
Great book based on an original premise with enough religious and thematic elements to keep anyone entertained. When Robinson is hitting on all cylinders he's awesome.
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