Review: Missing Barbados by Willem Pain

Missing BarbadosTitle: Missing Barbados
Author: Willem Pain
Release Date: 13 March 2013
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 9781482745207
Source: NetGalley – in exchange for an honest review
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The cover and the blurb really drew me in but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I had hoped. Private detective Susan “Ice” Berg is hired to find a girl who has gone missing in Barbados. Her father, a member of the British aristocracy doesn’t want to involve the police as it may tarnish the family name. She and her sidekick Dutch get up to a variety of hijinks while tracking the teen and you have to wonder whether hiring them was worth all of the property damage they caused. Continue reading

Review: Performance Anomalies by Victor Robert Lee

Performance AnomaliesTitle: Performance Anomalies
Author:  Victor Robert Lee
Release Date: 15 January 2013
Genre: Thriller
Page count: 292 pages
Publisher: Perimeter Six Press
ISBN:  9781938409202
Source: NetGalley – in exchange for an honest review
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Performance Anomalies is an intriguing thriller featuring an unusual protagonist, Cono. His old lover Xiao Li has been kidnapped and calls him from Kazakhstan begging for help. The friend he relies on for help double-crosses him and demands Cono help him collect oil contract bids. Things spiral out of control as Cono has to juggle stockpiled uranium, wannabe terrorists and a Beijing agent determined to take him down. Continue reading