"Si Rosser's new novel IMPACT POINT is an outstandingly good and enjoyable read. It welds mystery and adventure into a very well-written thriller. I recommend it 100%" - Author, TV presenter and Priest Lionel Fanthorpe
"A jolly good read."
"Eco-thriller meets Sci-Fi."
"Unusual adventure thriller."
From the Author
SI ROSSER is the author of TIPPING POINT, the first book in the Robert Spire series, IMPACT POINT, the second, and MELT ZONE, the third Spire novel. The adventures don't necessarily need to be read in order, but it is preferable. The author is currently working on the fourth Spire thriller -CATACLYSM of the ANCIENTS, and has just released, VAPORIZED
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I was not disappointed once I started reading the story. I have been unable to finish the last few stories I had started reading, but this brought back the energy I felt the others lacked. It was action-packed from the start, and the author soon brings the reader into the story with the 'problem', which was the mysterious beaching of a few whales.
I particularly liked the James Bond element to Impact Point. It was James Bond, transformed from the Cold War setting to a modern world, where terrorists lurk, Twitter and Facebook and YouTube are present, and mobile phones are in use. However, it wasn't all James Bond. The two main characters were very action-oriented, but they had different backgrounds. I felt we didn't learn too much about Travis Dexter's past, but this didn't bother me as much because I was overawed with his quick-thinking abilities.
The impending disaster allowed for a very exciting read as the reactions of the main characters coincided with larger forces. I also commend the author on the originality of the scientists, in the terms of their aims. It was a very realistic read.
However, I didn't give it five stars, but it was close. My reasoning was that the number of grammatical and spelling mistakes increases as the reader gets further into the story. It did bother me a bit, since I am a perfectionist, and it is a factor in whether I would decide to read another book by this author. The story itself was great, and on that merit I would certainly read this author's work again.
In his novel, the author combined several plot streams to tell a story about future global cataclysm, which among others is foreboded by mysterious whale deaths....
This is the first novel by this author I read and certainly he must be acknowledged for creation of sub-genre of thriller literature - some mix of thriller, adventure, SF and environment awareness literature.
The author successfully avoided making another global doomsday piece which can be found everywhere, both in literature and movie industry, by using scientific facts about environment that is the theme inn which he knows his way around.
He writes in simple and easy-to-read style, though in e-book edition can be found many spelling and grammatical mistakes due to which more sensitive readers could be annoyed, something that I hope was corrected in physical copy release.
At some points through the story author will run into some clichés recalling the memories of some cheaper action movies, but somehow it all seems part of his charm.
Therefore, speaking generally, don't expect some literary masterpiece, but as fun and unpretentious literature with interesting story that introduced some good characters, "Impact Point" by Simon Rosser could be recommended.
More About the Author
He is a personal injury lawyer and author of Action-Adventure-thriller novels with an Ecological/Apocalyptic theme.
Favorite authors - Ed McBain, James Patterson, Lee Child, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Patrick Lee, Clive Cussler.
Favorite movies - Good The Bad and The Ugly, Jaws, Deliverance, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, It's A Wonderful Life, Scarface, Play Misty For Me, Electra-Glide In Blue, The Abyss, Deliverence and many others.
Books - THE A-Z OF GLOBAL WARMING, Climate Fiction eco-thriller TIPPING POINT (Robert Spire adventure 1), Techno-thriller IMPACT POINT (Robert Spire adventure 2) and third Spire Action-adventure thriller, MELT ZONE. SciFi Apocalyptic Thriller, VAPORIZED is now out.
Future Books - Fourth Robert Spire Action-adventure thriller, CATACLYSM of the ANCIENTS, will be released late December 2014.
My first writing experience, if you could call it that, came from my love of horror movies. Saturday night would be horror movie double bill night. I'm talking about all the Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price films, vampires, monsters, mummies and werewolves. I kept scrapbooks of all the films I saw between 1977 and 1981, and still have them to this day. I'd spend hours drawing a little picture of the film and appraising it - the writing part!
Roll on 25 years, I decided to write the factual A-Z of Global Warming to clarify the complex subject of climate change. My thrillers are a mix of ecological and techno-thriller with a bit of Science Fiction thrown in for good measure.
If you enjoyed reading any of my books, and have the time, please stop by and leave a Amazon review. It will be much appreciated, thanks.
For more information, visit the author's website at http://www.sirosser-kindle-ebook-thrillers.com/
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