Monday, February 3, 2014

The Tenth Circle by Jon Land

Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages: 536
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn’t acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.

Finding himself a wanted man, McCracken must draw on skills and allies both old and new to get to the heart of a plot aimed at unleashing no less than the tenth circle of hell. A desperate chase takes him into the past, where the answers he needs are hidden amid two of history’s greatest puzzles: the lost colony of Roanoke and the Mary Celeste. As the clock ticks down to an unthinkable maelstrom, McCracken and his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, must save the United States from a war the country didn’t know it was fighting, and that it may well lose.


Kritters Thoughts:  A political thriller with a lot of locations, a lot of characters and a lot of short choppy chapters.  Blaine McCracken is the main character, but there was a large host of other characters that were vital to the story and without them all the pieces wouldn't connect, but it was awfully hard to keep them all straight and to remember what side of the equation they were on.  

With many characters all living in different locations, this book hopped country and states often.  From Iran to Washington, D.C., there were a lot of moving parts.  I wish that it had been easier to read.

As far as the chapters, I felt as though they were maybe edited a little choppy and if some had combined to keep the story moving forward, I could have been more hooked and flipping pages much quicker.

This was my first Jon Land book and my first Blaine McCracken book, so I am still debating about trying another.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.



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