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The Taste of Fear [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Bates
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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Book Description

American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth. Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.


Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the work of Jeremy Bates:
"Shocking" - Booklist
"A must read" - Suspense Magazine
"Exciting" - Kirkus Reviews
"Kafkaesque" - Publishers Weekly
"Doesn't miss a trick" - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Adrenaline pumping" - Fiction Addict
"Exhilarating" - The Mystery Gazette

About the Author

Jeremy Bates is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller White Lies, which was nominated for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award. He has spent the last ten years traveling the world, visiting more than thirty countries. He has lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Bates is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English literature and philosophy. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and Crime Writers of Canada. The Taste of Fear is his second novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2610 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0993764614
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ghillinnein Books (October 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JKN41ZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me start by saying that The Taste Of Fear is completely out of my normal review genre. I usually tend to read & review erotic paranormal romances, so I wasn't entirely sure how much I was going to like this book but I grew up reading Stephen King, Dean Koontz & Clive Barker, so I was more than willing to give this a try... I will now be the first to admit that Jeremy Bates easily belongs on the list of my beloved horror, thriller & drama authors.. The Taste Of Fear started out with a glimpse into the world of an assassin and kept my attention until the very end. I literally could NOT put this book down.
Mr. Bates is incredibly detailed & allows the reader to easily visualize the actual world as he sees it thru his characters eyes. I went thru so many emotions reading this novel. Anger, disgust, hatred, laughter, love, suspicion and then outright fear... It shocked me & kept me enthralled to the last page.
He brought all of his characters into harsh, cold, real life, describing the true problems many people face with affairs, emotions, business, money & co-workers... As Scarlett & Salvador decide to try one last time to save their marriage, real life terror, in the form of a bombing & kidnapping invades their worlds..Not to mention, an assassin nipping at their heels.. One moment, I despised Scarlett & Sal and the next moment, I was wishing the best for them, feeling their hope, their love for each other and finally their fear... I kept imagining a happy ending, as all my books normally have... I was utterly shocked by the ending in this one.. And yet, I found it entirely suiting and incredibly satisfying..
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Taste of Fear October 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was so fortunate to receive a free download of "The Taste of Fear" by Jeremy Bates to read on my Kindle.I was so impressed when I read his previous novel,"White Lies",that I jumped at the chance.I was not disappointed.This was an amazing novel by such a skillful author.What a rollercoaster of a ride.

American actress Scarlett Cox and husband billionaire Sal Brazza, had taken a one month separation after discovering her husband's affair. But on the eve of Scarlett's 30th birthday party, she would see him again.But the party was not meant to be. She was out speeding in her Vantage sports car and was in a car accident that left her unconscious in the hospital.

Sal was in the hotel business,operating out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and was in the process of opening up another hotel, the Prince Hotel.But one month ago, there was a fire at the Prince Hotel, and the police had reassessed their original conclusion of faulty wiring to arson.Sal had been the only one person staying in the hotel at the time, the fire had been directly below his room.Sal had been rescued by his security chief.Had someone wanted to kill Sal...but why?

Sal decides to take Scarlett to Africa,for an adventure...and the book takes off.The novel moves at a fast pace, involving terrorist attacks on the American Embassy, hostages,and Al Qaeda connections.

This book is well written,and if you enjoy reading mystery-suspense-thrillers, don't miss out on this book. A definate 5 Star rating.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should be Five Stars January 4, 2013
By robbie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book would have received five stars from me except for the insulting use of Aussie slang, and the name Thunder. Why do authors do this, give their characters pathetic names. I am an Aussie and there is no way in Hell a educated man (lawyer at that) would call a woman "An alright Sheila"......pleasssssssseeee. Aside from that this book is good. Kept me interested (although annoyed). Thunder !!!!!!!!! Ssshh
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop Thriller Headed for the Bestseller Lists October 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Review of The Taste of Fear by Jeremy Bates

I reviewed an e-book copy provided by the author in return for my fair and impartial review.

"The Taste of Fear" ranks with bestselling thrillers (name your author, you'll know to whom I compare author Jeremy Bates). Rife with glorious detail of geography, flora and fauna, culture, society, warfare, terrorism, economics, politics, crime lords, and a cast of characters from the very down-to-earth (as is the pickup driver Scarlett encounters in Laurel Canyon), to celebrities such as screen star Scarlett Cox, and powerful businesspersons such as her husband Salvatore Brazza and Macau crime tsar Don Xi, there is literally not a moment of rest in this book. Action, adventure, thrills, mystery compete with character evolution through adversity and surprise developments to keep the reader riveted. I raced through in one sitting because I refused to put the book down until I "discovered it all." I truly expect to find this one riding the bestseller wave.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ! January 28, 2013
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This was a book that was full of action. A real page turner. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. Kidnapped in a foreign country and the only goal of survival. Quite gory at times, but didn't bother me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the taste of fear January 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
this book had me on the edge of my bed the whole time i was reading it. this book captures a horror, action and love story all in one. the book was awesome
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read September 9, 2013
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Tight plot, realistic scenarios, smart villains, unexpected twists, great detail with follow through, well worth the time to kick back and enjoy the trip
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fearless
Well written. Believable. Organized. Got a little wordy in the middle but for the most part it was fast paced and easy to follow.
Published 12 days ago by carrolyn
3.0 out of 5 stars 2.5 stars
Probably more like a 2.5 stars.

This is an easy read with ok characters. The plot has a lot of action that keeps you captivated. Read more
Published 16 days ago by amazon143er
5.0 out of 5 stars The Taste of Fear
I chose this rating because of the authors use of real things that have happened and how real the characters and fear kept me turning the pages. Excellent!
Published 23 days ago by gemini545
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
not to bad, moved fast enough to hold you,
Published 27 days ago by ck
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read!
I enjoyed this book, it was well written and entertaining!! I would recommend this book to anyone who has a few hours to kill;-p
Published 1 month ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading....
This one is entertaining enough....could do with a little tighter editing though: a lion's claw necklace becomes 'tiger' (in Africa? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bevan
4.0 out of 5 stars The taste of fear
5 Stars for sure. Held my attention from the first chapter. I will select another of Mr Bates books very soon.Good job Bates.
Published 1 month ago by Charlene Irmscher
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a good read. The fear factor is maintained
It is a good read. The fear factor is maintained. I would recommend the book wholeheartedly.
Published 1 month ago by mani
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting gruesome
Well thought out scenarios and details drew me in. Then bloody he'll broke through. Literally. The end is as if the imaginative well ran dry, and he decided to end it quicker. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Larry A. Watters
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Thriller
Excellent imaginative story that just keeps on delivering action from beginning to end. An excellent cast of characters who Jeremy Bates lets you identify with by revealing why... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darrell
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Jeremy Bates is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller White Lies, which is nominated for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award. He has spent the last ten years traveling the world, visiting more than thirty countries. He has lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Bates is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English literature and philosophy. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and Crime Writers of Canada. The Taste of Fear is his second novel.

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