Reading, reading, reading those proofs till the words stop making sense... and of course, the trouble with reading proofs is you end up trying to proof-read everything. It's not the best way to approach reading a new book. But I am still finding time to read, and the journey continues slowly.
Able Danger is a book that I found reviewed on the internet (the joy of following all those fun blogs and nings). It sounded like it would provide a pleasant evening's reading - well, it did mention James Bond and I am English... - so I was pleased to get a chance to read a free copy and join the author's virtual book tour, taking place this week.
Kensington Roth has penned an interesting tale in Able Danger, full of wild conspiracy theories, round-the-globe action, and perfectly rendered accents in intriguing, realistically confusing conversations. Reading sometimes like a movie script, the book begs to be seen on the screen. And the ending certainly turns the world on end - there's a sequel in the works which should be fun.
The main protagonist, Agent Harrison Court introduces himself in the second chapter, with a quick first-person nod to James Bond. Then a third-person narrator takes over. Court, who works for a “nonexistent sector of the CIA,” is heading for a meeting in Hong Kong on his way to meet his intended “China doll” bride. Plot, counter-plot and conspiracy theory lead to long discussions of fictionalized real-world terrorism. And special effects abound in the threat of super-weapons, high-speed car-chases, and “B-52s bombers landing two thousand pound bombs.”
The odd misused word distracted my reading, but that's the trouble with reading too many proofs I guess. And I wasn't entirely convinced by the conspiracy theory, though my views may have been colored by the fact that I was reading another book with 911 in its background at the same time.
It's fun to be part of the book tour, and I wish Kensington Roth every success with this book and its sequel. For a longer review, please look on my gather page, and for more information on the book and author, please go to the able danger book tour page.
Title: Able Danger
Author: Kensington Roth
Publisher: Kensington Roth Media