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Unsavory Delicacies (Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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"Deliciously Dastardly!"

"A Trio of Treats."

"I would definitely recommend NOT reading this book while eating!"

"Each story is crisp and entertaining."

"All three stories were page-turners full of intrigue."

From the Author

The Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series:

1. Pandora's Succession
2. Unsavory Delicacies
3. The Demeter Code.

Standalone

1. Chill Run

Product Details

  • File Size: 220 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publication Date: November 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XD66VW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Russell Brooks is the author of four thrillers--Pandora's Succession, Unsavory Delicacies, Chill Run, and The Demeter Code.

Russell's a former Indiana Hoosier Track Champion and Canadian Track Team member in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x100 meter relay. He has written several essays on his blog, The Big Picture, one of which was published in the online Op-Ed section of the National Post in early 2009. He was also recently seen on the morning TV show, Mornin' Barbados.

You can learn more about Russell Brooks at www.russellparkway.com.

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Russell Brooks has done it again and amazed me with his creative gift. All three short stories were page turners full of intrigue. One of my favorite characters, Fox from Pandora's Succession, did not disappoint and hints of of what he's capable of in a full length novel. Highly recommended read!
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Three short stories, quickly read, can still hold a punch--especially when Russell Brooks has written them. At least two of the stories carry through and give readers further background to bridge between Pandora's Succession and his latest The Demeter Code,

It is very clear that Ridley Fox will do anything and everything to defeat all those who were involved in killing his fiancee... He's gone uncover in this story, as a man, Curtis White, who is selling secret documents Monique works for the Arms of Are and she has a back-up sniper scheduled to take White out as soon as she pretends to send his payment electronically to his account. So, finished with their meal, she heads for the restroom, but instead goes out the door to head home... Hearing a shot before she gets to her car...

But readers who have already read the first book, know that Ridley Fox may go down once in a while, but he always finishes what he starts... Monique finds that out in a surprising and very cool ending when she meets the man with whom she really had dinner...

Ok, first off, the next story, To the Last Bite, is a bit creepy... And I wasn't quite sure whether Ridley was actually one of the characters... he does have a need for revenge so readers will be able to figure out which man could be Ridley... LOL...

Dennis Kirby is a food critic--you know, a reviewer of the food at restaurants. Kirby was a long-time newspaper writer and was well-known and believed by his readers. In fact, a bad review often resulted in the restaurant closing...and most of Kirby reviews were bad...

But he had just finished an excellent meal at a new French restaurant and was thrilled to be able to write a good review in a very long time.
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Three fun short stories full of twists. There's a mix of ironic humor in these stories too. They really are unsavory delicacies.

These stories are about 3-4K words each, so I found it hard to comment too much without giving away anything.

Creame Brulee: Monique Beauvais is the cool, sexy spy woman with the French accent. Curtis White is the awkward pasty American. Which one is in trouble? Thriller fans will enjoy this one. I know I did.

To the Last Bite: A paunchy food critique hopes to write another scathing review of a restaurant. In this one, I thought I had predicted everything that was going to happen, but I was glad to find out the author had another surprise for me.

Shashlyk and Morozhenoe: One of the operatives in the first story comes back for this one. He's a likable, talented character. It's well written and interesting, but not as strong as the first two because it didn't have those clever twists. I found the foreign character names in it hard to keep track, and I had to check back and forth to make sure I knew who was who. I looked up the meaning of the title. Shashlyk is Russian for shish kabab, and Morozhenoe is Russian for ice cream, which fits in with the food theme of these short stories. It's a clever title, however, most people aren't going to take the time to research them, so it's not a very hookish title. Regardless, I still enjoyed this story.

There are so many nice touches the author put into these stories. Each one starts out set in a restaurant, and I found it brilliant how that fits in well with the title of this collection. The first two stories are written in the viewpoint of the characters who are reaping the results of their evil ways, and it works well. I think this is what made the first two stronger stories.
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I recently read Russell Brook's collection of three short stories, Unsavory Delicacies.

Creme Brulee is a fantastic story, and I don't want to give away the details before anyone has read it.

Let us say it has enough twists and turns (especially at the end!) to ensure you are fully entertained throughout. When you learn one of the
male character's secret identities, it all makes sense. Again, I don't want to write a spoiler-ific review of this particular story.

To The Last Bite, is a classic tale of revenge enacted on a critic - surely the dream of many a writer, actor, chef... Brooks does it in such a way that you don't see it coming, and are as surprised by the critic himself. You feel sorry for the critic as he realizes he is being made to pay for his past actions, and Brooks manages to at the same time get you to sympathise with the critic's killer as victim himself. I felt that with this particular story, Brooks writing style was reminiscent of Roald Dahl - reminding me of that Dahl story where the wife killed her husband with a frozen lamb leg, clubbing him to death with it, and then cooking the lamb leg for the police and letting them eat it.

In Shashlyk and Morozhenoe, we hook up with the main character of Pandora's Succession; agent Ridley Fox.

Again, I don't want to give this one away. It's sort of hard to write a review of the first and third stories without giving the plots away and spoiling them for readers. They really do twist and turn, in very few pages, and I don't want to ruin them for you.

Brooks certainly has a gift for packing a punch in confined spaces - the writer equivilant of Ridley Fox himself - it makes you wonder if Brooks is more like his creation Fox than even he realises!
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