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A Touch of Deceit (A Nick Bracco Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 4 in A Nick Bracco Thriller (4 Book Series)
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I hope Mr Ponzo writes more and more and has a sequel or two planned.
You big shot editors out there in NY ( or wherever you sit and ignore new talent ), you are missing a great new writer, get of your ... and sign him up for more.
Gary Ponzo seems to be going for a Lethal Weapon sort of partnership with his lead characters, FBI agents Nick and Matt (there's even a subsidiary character called Martin Riggs in the book), but the banter seems a bit forced. Despite this, the partnership itself rings true. They're likable guys and competent agents, and it's a pleasure to spend some time in their company.
The plot itself offers some surprises. Kurdish terrorists on our soil are unexpected, and it keeps the story away from devolving into obvious cliches. The terrorists themselves are well conceived, brilliant even.
Yet, there are times when the plot fails. The US government somehow allows a top level Kurd to escape from prison, which absolutely defies credulity in the era of Guantanamo. An assassination attempt in a hospital falls into the same category.
The female characters are too simple. As a son, a husband (twice), a brother and a father of girls, I think women are more complicated that Ponzo would have us imagine. The relationship between Nick and his wife falls very flat.
The story fires on all cylinders when politics, espionage and action are in play, but fails on the personal side. Objections could be made with the conclusions reached, as well. The US has far more options in dealing with terrorists than the author would have us believe.
Nick recruits his cousin, Tommy Bracco who is in the mob to help with the case and soon the mob is very actively involved for a multitude of reasons. This book is hot from the first chapter on. There is no time to stop and breathe.
I can highly recommend this book, am eager for the hard copy version so I can give it to friends who do not have Kindle (and who do not want to download the software on their PCs) and hope that there is a sequel soon. I want to see what happens next. This story was too good to end...there has to be more.
"A Touch of Deceit" is worth the read. The characters are realistic, the dialogue is great and the plot is tight.
This easily could become a series and I hope Mr. Ponzo will keep writting. Nick is a compelling character.
Kindle publishing has allowed promising authors access. This is a prime example of a book which is a cut above the other "mega" stuff out there seeing the light of day.
The Nick and Matt main combo goes the distance (even the women, usually the weak link in my opinion, are not altogether annoying) and add Sicilian mafia relatives for good measure against evil in the shape of Kurdish terrorists.
Action packed, smart and funny too if you'd believe it; gotta love that Sicilian sense of humor and quick wit ^^ (love ya Silk!)
Anyway, this book was the perfect entertainment. All that it should be if you ask me.
Can't wait to start the next book of the series.
I'd recommend this book to everyone really, there's a little something for everybody ^^ Go for it and let me know how'd you like it ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable, fun read, Gary Ponzo built a story that made you want to see what's going to happen next.Published 4 months ago by Labrahound
Could not put the book down. Extremely fast read
Can not wait until I start the next one of his books
If you've never worried about the war of terror this book will bring it home to you. The characters are believable and with human flaws, yet masters at their jobs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beverly Carroll
I liked the plot and the action but sometimes the dialogue was unrealistic, inappropriate. Who banters under gunfire? Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Scholl
I loved it, great story, tons of action, characters came to life, you could see who they were, what they were about. Overall a thrilling ride!Published 9 months ago by bmbutch
The highs were rapid firing and never a slow page. Nick and Matt lead us into another great adventure. TerrificPublished 10 months ago by Jerry L. Luedecke
This book had a touch of everything. Two determined FBI agents, their wives or girlfriends, terrorists, mafia and some pretty good ideas. Read morePublished 13 months ago by flipper52
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