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Dark Harvest

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Hello again Mr Jordan. You probably know that I got Ghost Target for my smartphone on Android Google Play Books. I read it and finished it. My verdict? I loved the book. Unoriginal characters: russian scientist. US-ex-military-hero. US-ex-militar- presumed-dead-turned-mercenary villain. Tough yet fragile female doctor. Unfiendly yet helpful ally. Give me a break. The writting could have used heavy editing as several phrases repeat themselves very often. "skill set" being one of them.

Third gripe is excessive dialogue. This is just a narrative thing for me, and I recognize it is a very subjective gripe. So much of the story is told via characters speaking to one another that I don't feel much of an overall narrative voice going on. I feel more balance between narrative voice and dialogue wouldn't have gone amiss here.Russia, 1959. Nine members of a Soviet mountaineering team on an ambitious expedition into the Ural Mountains are found dead, victims of massive and bizarre injuries. The Dyatlov Pass incident, as this grisly event came to be known, remains unexplained to this day.

A character who gets shut behind some blast doors to be eaten by zombies "it was him or us" A baddy says The Scottish thriller author Will Jordan has been writing for some time now, creating his unique brand of high-octane suspense filled narratives that manage to constantly keep the reader glued to the edges of their seats, right up until the very end. Chiefly known for his character Ryan Drake who he’s kept running for over five books so far and counting, he’s already turning heads within the industry due to his ability in combining both suspense and intrigue. Living in Fife he has a strong interest in military history and modern warfare techniques, something which is clearly reflected through the accuracy displayed in his stories. The book is more original that its title at least, though. Do you know how many books share that title? So many.

The dialogue deserves a second mention, as it is really bad. The whole

Following his trail of destruction, the team must fight to save Drake not only from a list of ruthless enemies, but even more urgently, from himself.Ryan Drake, once a decorated field operative, is now wanted for treason. On the run from the CIA’s corrupt Deputy Director Marcus Cain, he has spent the past six months in a remote French safe house. Drake’s former life seems to be behind him, but the uneasy peace is shattered when Cain moves against him with startling force. No, we don't get dudes mowing down hordes of the undead, but what action here is clinical and well thought out. One section had me almost thinking this was going to turn all Resident Evil.

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