- File Size: 1013 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Publisher: Melange Books, LLC; 1 edition (May 30, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071LHC3HH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,737,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Dawes’ book, Hunter of Mysteries, is the latest installment in the ‘Jack Slade’ series. Slade is a special investigator for an international security organization known as The Diamond Group that handles crisis situations around the world. He holds the position of Head of Security of the Occult Section. His job is to hunt down and kill demons and other evil entities. He is also sensitive to psychic energy fields and can sense what others cannot. The reader can expect to be dropped into a beautiful, jaw-dropping and exhilarating world of action, mystery and demons.
The reader will be hard-pressed not to like the character of Slade. He practices meditation and martial arts with equal ease. He is sardonic and practical, and good at fighting with weapons and hand to hand combat. In a world where higher values are disintegrating all around him, he still stands for truth and the Warriors Way. He upholds justice and eliminates evil doers without remorse. Not caught in the net of delusions plaguing the general population, he charts a path that others can attempt to emulate, but he never preaches.
Hunter of Mysteries is dedicated to the movie hero, John Wick, and Slade remains true to image of the hero. News of Slade's past exploits reaches the ears of his friends’ and foes before Slade even shows up. The reader realizes that Jack Slade is no ordinary action hero when he confronts an enemy and instead of asking, “Who are you?” like other normal heroes, he asks, “What are you?” This pretty much sums-up the scale at which he operates. Richard Dawes utilizes the style of ancient hero tales in the creation of an archetypal hero and the dangerous world in which he acts. And it’s not just Slade; there are many other characters in this story, antagonist and ally, that the reader will care about.
You will love the action scenes in this book. They are wonderfully imagined and executed. The choreography of the chateau invasion scene was amazing. It was a mix of knife and gun fighting and martial arts and they were gruesomely fun! And kudos to the writer for keeping it real as Slade struggles to survive in several places. You will find it hard to keep count of the bad people being felled by Slade, head-shots and all! While Slade is depicted as an indestructible force, he isn’t portrayed as invincible and doesn’t become an action novel cliché.
This book was fluctuating between a 4 and 5 star rating until the appearance of Count Louis Chardonnier, aka, Lawrence Swann, last seen in Night of the Hunter. He brings in a sense of familiarity and nostalgia, giving the book that extra thrill. Hunter of Mysteries excels in a series that has emerged as a champion in telling adrenaline pounding, high octane action stories. Although these books are rooted in the real world, they have many fantasy elements and a lead character who commands our respect
Much goes on in this country-hopping tale from Iran to Europe, but it breezes by. This book deserves a much larger audience.