Monday, April 14, 2014

Jaspar's War by Cym Lowell

Publisher: Rosemary Beach Press
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Greenwich, Connecticut socialite Jaspar Moran has it all-a magnificent estate, two beautiful children and a loving husband, Trevor, serving as the Secretary of the Treasury. Protected, admired and living in the lap of luxury, Jaspar is reeling from the news that his government jet has crashed just as her children vanish without a trace. An ominous message warns her to keep silent about her husband's role in the President's economic plan. Or else. Determined to save her children, she'll go to hell and back, form alliances with assassins, traitors and Mafioso, and commit unspeakable acts-if that's what it takes. With alarms sounding around the world, hunted from all sides, and unsure of who to trust, she finds herself depending on a mysterious figure without an identity. Jaspar journeys from the Australian outback to the palazzos of Rome, the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, and to the magnificence of the Vatican, in her quest. Can she rescue her children before the plot to crash the global economy is unleashed?


Kritters Thoughts:  A political and economical thriller that by using the economic fall of 2008 crafted a great thriller that is so modern - I loved it!  The pacing was fantastic, it didn't stop until the end and there was no lull at the beginning, this story picked up and didn't stop.  Although the economic side of the story was hard, it was presented in a way that I think I got most of it.  

The characters and setting made this book.  With fantastic settings abroad and a few sites in the States, the author used the international intrigue to a T.  I loved how the political piece of the puzzle wasn't just in the USA.  The characters were across the board - citizens, royalty, Indians, and beyond, it was great to see all the diversity in the characters and how they fit into the puzzle.  

I wish I could change the cover on this book, there was a quick moment where I automatically turned it down, but with a quick read of the synopsis I gave it a chance.  Thank goodness because the book is so much better than the cover!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Meryl Moss Media.  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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