- File Size: 1699 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: SGC PUBLISHING (September 19, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M0U7DR8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,261,242 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
DEADLY IMPASSE (Jack Calder Crime Series #5) Kindle Edition
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Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
International criminals care only think about the money and the power they have over people. When things do not go their way, they eliminate those people whom they feel are responsible for any inconvenience in obtaining it.
In Deadly Impasse, Mr. Gallacher gives the reader a thrilling adventure around that theme. A drug trafficking team, ex-Legionnaires, have lost money and are out to eliminate the persons responsible even though those people had no control of the events that led to the loss.
In aggressive counter operations, International Security Partners', an internationally known small group, protects the person at the center of the criminals’ grief. Crossing borders and continents, the action moves from one country to another leading to a surprising conclusion.
Mr. Galacher's characters are well developed and colorful since this is the fifth in his Jack Calder series. However, the book can be read alone because he flawlessly brings them alive without reference to prior books.
I still would read the others in this series as I have; each stands
alone and will keep the reader's attention. All are page turners.
Throughout this and other of Mr. Gallacher's work, one sees a definite demarcation between good and evil, and people who embody these characteristics. As always, the plot is tight and the tale well told, with a heavy dose of human interest and a good touch of humor.
You can't imagine a gentleman like this author ever knowing an earthly thing about the underbelly of life that this novel depicts, but his writing resounds with the tone of real people imbedding a real place in time. His knowledge of international banking and refugee trafficking lends total credence. The story breathes you in and holds its breath as the tension mounts.
The language is both stark and deliciously detailed. Scorching heat and terror are the forest, and the wiles and emotions of humanity fill the spaces between the trees.
An intricate plot and fleshy, memorable characters, the expressive narrative and relentless pacing will no doubt cause DEADLY IMPASSE to be remembered as indeed one of the best action stories of the year.
I always prefer silence to sound, the image produced by words occurring in silence. That is, the thunder and the music of the prose take place in deep quiet. With DEADLY IMPASSE author Gallacher has written a novel every bit as stirring as a symphony by Wagner or Rachmaninoff. His poetic use of language keeps the mind reeling, in awe of the exquisite tableau presented. Dialog is authentic. A long-time poet myself, I have an abiding, deep appreciation for master wordsmithery.
A good novelist needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination--any two of which, at times any one of which--can supply the lack of the others. Author Gallacher seems to have all three in spades. He has applied them and built, simply put, a masterpiece.
Character development in this novel is simply astounding. Seamus Gallacher has breathed life and blood into them. But don't for a minute imagine you can think ahead and guess the plot. It twists and turns like a flag flapping in the wind. You'll never see the next thing coming. Suddenly, it's just there. Your mind goes into spasms trying to wrap around it. The ending picks you up and slams you without mercy into the dirt. Then you come to and realize that therein lay redemption...and you can once again breathe.
I can always tell when an author has no experience with suffering or coming face to face with one's sins. That writer's novel is dry and shallow, with poorly contrived, gratuitous violence inserted at random spots. Thereby I can highly recommend that you immediately get your hands on DEADLY IMPASSE. I can say without reservation that author Gallacher has surely known sorrow and deep despair. It is obvious he is well acquainted with the sob-wracked nights of an unfinished soul and its pain. That, in itself, deserves reward.
A fabulous book, for sure, and well worth the price anyone pays for it!!
Jo VonBargen 2016
As usual, you won’t find any spoilers here, but author Gallacher takes a no-holds-barred look at refugee-trafficking across the Mediterranean and its possible ties to drug dealersin a tale that will grab the reader from its explosive beginning and not let them breath again until the bad guys get the point.
Writing a series, especially one as varied and intense as the Jack Calder books, is a challenge which author Gallacher seems to pull off with admirable aplomb, yet in this novel, he marries a truly telling tale told with Forsyth’s depth and understanding of event planning with all the action and excitement any fan of Andy McNab could ever wish for in their wildest dreams. This series just keeps getting better and better.
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