Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Read This

Here's another recommendation:

No_Mercy_cover If you like your thrillers thrilling, and your action novels full of action, then head to the bookstore and pick up John Gilstrap's latest, NO MERCY.

From the back cover:

"Deep inside the dangerous world of rescue operations, one anonymous hero pays no ransom, takes no prisoners, and breaks every rule. Meet Jonathan Grave...

No names. No feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done--especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood--and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...someone rich and powerful...someone willing to capture, torture, and kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most..."

Every so often (okay, frequently), I like to read a book where a no-nonsense, kick-butt hero takes on the bad guys and teaches them a lesson they'd never learn in school. NO MERCY satisfies those primal urges perfectly. Gilstrap is a master of pacing and this one grabs you in its clutches, refusing to let go until the final page.

NO MERCY is the first installment in a new series, and I hope Jonathan Grave sticks around for a long time.



Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sounds satisfying. I've got a few butts I'd like to kick right about now. Thanks for the recommendation!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Galen Kindley--Author said...

This kinda sounds like the secret life of Alan Orloff. You are, after all, in the DC area and within easy reach of these super secret organizations. Then, there are the mysterious blog disappearances, where you’re unaccountably out of the net. Lastly, the dead giveaway, John Glistrap held to a mirror spells…Alan Orloff. So, 2+2+2=30 in my book. Will you fess up?

Best Regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Alan Orloff said...

Elizabeth - If you can find NATHAN'S RUN by Gilstrap, I recommend that one, too, big time.

Galen - I can neither confirm nor deny your assertion.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I can not walk away from a book recommendation when there's a thriller involved. Thanks, Alan!