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The Taste of Fear [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Bates
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 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
"Doesn't miss a trick" - Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author
"Adrenaline pumping" - Fiction Addict
"Exhilarating" - The Mystery Gazette
"So much intensity that you need to keep reading." - BestSellersWorld & Mysteries Galore

About the Author

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 Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and Crime Writers of Canada.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2342 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • 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: #47,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 35 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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22 of 26 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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24 of 29 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating - never ending thrill ride. December 17, 2012
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The further you read the novel the more overflowing with danger. Just when you think nothing worse can happen - it does. The pages are packed with suspense. The author brings the reader into an authentic world, writing powerful scenes with great action and vivid surroundings. A true painting of the various terrains and societies, brought forth in lurid descriptions as the characters travel from place to place under duress. The story delivers protagonists who become stronger and better people as they hang on for survival. The title is very appropriate, more appreciated once the book is finished and the reader can look back on the motives and the personality traits of the characters. Truly captivating and I recommend this story to everyone who enjoys a true thriller.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Good, Action Packed August 9, 2013
By Gambler
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Really enjoyed this book. It was action packed, great plot, etc. I'm going to be looking for more books from this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good May 24, 2013
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Didn't put it down once read it in one sitting as absolutely thrilling a must read for anyone go read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-pounding suspense January 2, 2013
By saniko
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This thriller was a little out of my comfort zone, but I couldn't stop reading it. Kudos to Jeremy Bates who painted such a realistic and gripping tale in "The Taste of Fear" that I had to stop from time to time to catch my breath! Detailed and well-written scenes reveal the dark side of human nature and the even darker side of what lurks in the forests of Africa. Our senses are on alert as the plot unfolds and the pace quickens, and we truly "taste" the fear and horror the characters experience. A must-read for fans of suspense thrillers!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars About as far-fetched as you can get.
The only reason I finished the book was that I was curious as to what other far-fetched scenarios the author was going to come up with to advance the plot. I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 14 days ago by ricoc
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK. Lots of cliches and just unbelievable circumstances ...
Just OK. Lots of cliches and just unbelievable circumstances.
Published 1 month ago by Joe Knapschaefer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Husband loves thrillers and this was a great book. Would recommend to others.
Published 1 month ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars great read !
Every page an adventure. Not your every day adventure story. When you have it figured out , a new direction. Very interesting.
Published 2 months ago by Jim Roberts
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by gemini545
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
not to bad, moved fast enough to hold you,
Published 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Bevan
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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 Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and Crime Writers of Canada.


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