Thursday, December 17, 2009

Review: Collision of Evil by John J. LeBeau

As evening falls against the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps, Charles Hirter, an American tourist, is savagely murdered. In the peace, quiet and pastoral splendor of this magnificent setting, Charles Hirter draws his last breath. Was Charles simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Kommissar Franz Waldbaer, the German detective in charge of the case, faces an investigation that yields neither clues nor suspects nor motives. A gruff, go-it alone detective, Waldbaer is dismayed by the arrival of Robert Hirter, the victim's brother, who insists on joining the investigation. But there is more to Robert than meets the eye.

As Robert and the Kommissar uncover a nefarious nexus of evil past and evil present, they find themselves probing dark, long-forgotten episodes from the Third Reich in order to identify the present threat.

Thrust into a violent world of fanatic passions, malevolent intentions and excruciating urgency, Robert Hirter and Kommissar Waldbaer must race against the clock to stop a sophisticated, covert, and deadly plot.

This one gets three stars. This book follows in the footsteps of great spy novelists such as Steve Berry and delivers nicely. The story was engaging, and the characters very believable. The action and intrigue was certainly worthy of the title and immediately drew you in. This is certainly recommended for fans of spy fiction such as the Jason Bourne or Cotton Malone novels.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


Josette said...

Hi Beth, I recently finished this book. It was an okay read for me but I found it past-paced at some parts. :) It's so exciting that it's written by a real CIA officer.

Here is my review of the book. Thanks.

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