Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tibetan Cross by Mike Bond, Book Review

General Information
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Publish Date: October 1, 2014

Book Summary (per NetGalley)
An American Himalayan climber stumbles on a shipment of backpack nuclear weapons headed into Tibet for explosion in China. Pursued by spy agencies and other killers across Asia, North Africa, Europe and the United States, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful young woman with whom he forms a deadly liaison. They escape, are caught and escape again, death always at their heels. A terrifying portrayal of a relentless manhunt, Tibetan Cross is also a deep inquiry into geopolitics and covert action, the dangers of nuclear war, the nature of fear, and the painful process of love.

My Thoughts
This book should be made into a movie...like now.  The entire time I read this book I was picturing the stunts, emotions, political intrigue, etc. played out on the big screen.  It would be phenomenal. 

From start to finish this book was action packed and did not slow down.  It was a page turner that kept me vested in the outcome of the primary character.  I did struggle at the beginning to figure out who that character was, but once I figured that out the rest of the book was easy to follow, thrilling to experience and unexpected at times.

The story follows a grueling experience that one climber goes through in his effort to live after he gets trapped in an out of control situation.  The author does not sugar coat the experience, but rather makes it gritty and shows the thoughts of this character regardless if it was about love, revenge, food, disillusion, cunning, hate, forgiveness, regret, etc.. I do not like the ending, but I feel the ending is perfect at the same time.  I am an emotional reader though so when you get to the ending of this book I believe that sentence will make perfect sense!  After completing this book, I put it down, took a deep breathe and just continued to think I would love to watch this on a big screen, this story really captures emotion in a realistic manner and captivated me the entire time.

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Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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