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The Taste of Fear [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Bates
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 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.


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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: 3032 KB
  • Print Length: 337 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: #251,161 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 27 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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18 of 19 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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18 of 21 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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8 of 8 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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10 of 11 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner October 14, 2013
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This was a good book! I don't know if I have much to add aside from what others have written. It was certainly fast-paced and full of action. There was lots of violence and gore, which I can stand fine, but it's good to be aware that it is in there in case you don't like that stuff. The only thing keeping me from giving it five-stars was ---SPOILER ALERT--- how it ended with that last struggle on the boat. It didn't seem necessary or plausible when all of the rest of it seemed to work well. I wouldn't let that keep me from recommending it though.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars You haven't read one guite like this. Do youtself a favor-read it!
It was really good .... & SCARY. Unususal - lots of surprises.
Published 8 days ago by connie missad
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was different and exciting just the way I like my...
Dangerous Adventure for Celebrity and her husband.
this is a fast-moving tale of a husband and wife who need to get away and repair their mariage. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Gloria Stanchak Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars This started out a little slow and just as was ...
This started out a little slow and just as was getting ready to zone out "BOOM" the pace kicked into high gear! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars 3star
Wow! Action packed--you won't get bored--it's just too unbelievable. Even with broken ribs and flesh stripped from both legs, one of the characters is still able to fight a black... Read more
Published 25 days ago by K K Schwartz
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and tremendously exciting.
This novel started a little slowly but built into an exciting and thrilling story that became so enthrall inn I couldn't put it down to eat
Published 28 days ago by Christmas Carol
4.0 out of 5 stars Good action read....
I prefer action/suspense/mystery novels and this fits the category. The ultra rich meet the ultra poor and not under the best circumstances.
Published 1 month ago by Neal V. Lewis
2.0 out of 5 stars Fails to deliver
Actress Scarlett Cox and her husband, the multi-millionaire hotelier Salvador Brazza head to Africa in an attempt to save their marriage. Instead, they get kidnapped by terrorists. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hyouten
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Highly recommended for those who like adventure and an unstoppable heroine. Not advised for those who think that bad people are misguided souls who can be reasoned with.
Published 1 month ago by Robert D. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Taste of Fear
This was a totally thrilling story. The amount of excitement was present throughout the book, right up yo the last page. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Monikle
4.0 out of 5 stars FAMILIAR STORY THAT IS WELL DONE
Jeremy Bates is a terrific young writer who can spin a thriller that appears fresh although made from stale leftovers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Schuyler T Wallace
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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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