Book Title: Revenge by George Lockie
Category: Adult Fiction, 178 pages | Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Austin Macauley | Release date: December 2018
Tour dates: January 6, 2019 to January 17, 2020
Content Rating: PG-13 - M: This is an action thriller involving special forces military. There are scenes of violence, including torture.
Rory Glassen is selected to join an elite SAS cell. They are sent to Libya to seek retribution for the near-death torture of two of their SAS troopers, at the hands of a medieval-run empire led by a despotic Sultan. What was to be a milk-run operation turns sour, as a battle of wits to survive soon develops between two warring factions. Sultan and Rory lock horns, trying to outwit each other and prevent any more deaths. It is only when a most unexpected ally emerges from Rory's distant past, and offers the cell information, that a solution appears. Like worms, they burrow into the catacombs of the old Roman Fort on which the Sultan's Palace is built and seek their revenge.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Rory Glassen, along with others, were appalled at the inhumane torture two of his former colleagues wee put through. Now they were barely alive with the prognosis not looking good. Little did he know he would be asked to come out of retirement to become a part of an elite group to enact retaliation.
For lovers of suspense and action stories, one will not want to miss reading this account of a possible scenario in the world of government and espionage. Every page is packed with action and adventure. There are remarkable twists and turn of events that is sure to keep the reader captivated.
This is a well-thought-out tale, with some insight into the workings of the espionage community.
The characters are very believable and well portrayed. The scenes are easily visualized.
The Cover image is fitting, but doesn't truly depict the story content. The Title is "fitting", also.
The only negative I offer is the beginning failed to truly captivate the reader, but soon the story "came to life" and the rest kept the reader "on the edge of his/her seat".
I rate this novel with Four and a Half Stars.
*This was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Meet the Author:
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1941. Married in 1964 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Wife's name is Avril. Has two children, Darren (52) and Vanessa (47). Enjoyed six years' service in the Parachute Regiment in the British Army from 1960 to 65, mainly in the Middle East and Europe. Migrated as a family to Australia, in 1965, seeking new challenges and a different lifestyle in a more exciting environment. Traveled extensively worldwide whilst employed by a major Australian International Packaging Group, as National Operations Manager, a senior management role from 1986 to 2003. Started writing in 1995, as he felt that the Army relationships and strong emotional bonds that are created in life-threatening experiences in the field, had not been exposed, or described adequately, in the novels he had read. His first novel tried to cover that. It takes place post-WWI through to post-WWII. The second novel, a follow-up military story, again covers a subject not exposed as a problem before. His third novel covers a criminal gang and its unique way to produce huge profits from the saddest moments in human life; yet a boon to the medical world. The fourth exposes the world of computer hacking, with a clever killer achieving his aim of executing a crime boss in revenge for his wife's death at his hands. 1st: Eye of the Hunter (Thriller, suspense.) 2nd: Chameleon (Suspense, thriller, crime.) 3rd: Miracle Cure (Military, Crime, Police.) 4th: Furtive Shadows (Military, SAS, MI6) All novels are linked by a common major character, Rory Glassen - a ruthless, dedicated soldier with extraordinary senses and physical attributes gleaned from his childhood upbringing alone in the Scottish Glens.
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