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Vodka and Jellied Eels: Family honour must be upheld... (A Danny Pearson Thriller) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07R9QCFHG
- Publication date : June 7, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 6361 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 325 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B092HJZ7V2
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #242,573 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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To Stephen Taylor: All I can say is thank you for your entertaining work and I look forward to reading more of your books.
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The ruthless action sears across every page. Descriptions are succinct but as loaded as the Glocks touted by all. You feel the momentum building, and for a reader, that insatiable urge to race to the story’s stunning denouement is evident. An all-encompassing thirst to see bloody justice is wrought on the Russian mob, for their unspeakable crimes delivered on rival crime lord and Pearson’s Uncle, Harry Knight and his family, rages like wild fire through Mr Taylor’s brilliant writing. Pearson of course, steps up to protect his family and descend retribution on the Volkov mafia family.
As characters go, Danny Pearson is a man I was drawn to instantly, and felt invested in his fight to save himself and his family. With the sudden alluded to death of his wife and child by a car accident, it’s apparent that Pearson is a ball of inner trauma and pain, but he hides this fact well. He’s former SAS, immediately explaining his unique skill set, intelligence and ability to compartmentalise emotions. He wears a thin veil of the ‘easy-going guy’ when he’s with his mates, but inside, he’s on a hair trigger, holding down an anger that surges up and spews out like a super-charged volcano of wrath when the moment demands it. And those moments come in torrents… But, Pearson never uses his violence blindly. Each action is planned and executed with precision. Pearson is a thinker and a strategist, in tune with the environment around him, reading every nuanced indication, vibration or breath, and making adjustments and decisions to counter and compensate, and retain the advantage.
Pearson needs to be that good too, as the antagonist, Viktor Volkov is an evil foe gunning for Harry Knight’s slice of the action North of the Thames. Needless to say, Knight’s nephew is happy to jump into the fray, and redress the balance of power.
The story unfolds, and the pages ignite with thunderous action, which is beautifully juxtaposed with sensitive scenes of contemplation and reflection with Pearson and Knight sitting by Maureen Pearson their Mum and Sister respectively, watching her pass away. Amongst all the fighting, it’s recognized that Maureen is also a woman fighting with cancer, but it’s a fight where there are no winners.
Grief however, doesn’t last long in Mr Taylor’s book. Events roll fast, no spoilers, but I was open mouthed by what transpires. Very soon the stage is set for a turf war showdown between the brutal crime lords.
It should be noted that within the fearless, no holds barred action is a great sense of humor that Mr Taylor invests in the characters. There’s a knowing wink to the reader, honouring Bond’s clever one liners and the fast cockney funnies of Lockstock and Snatch. This is a serious book that still can see the fun in all the action that takes place. It’s perfectly pitched, and takes the edge off of the more violent shenanigans. I almost read this, in what amounts to a day, and for me, with my pressured life, this pace of reading is virtually unheard of. I loved Vodka and Jellied Eels- that title is work of genius! - and I can’t recommend it high enough. Just buy it!
Storyline was really good, fast moving, difficult to put down.
I thoroughly recommend this author and I look forward to reading more of his work (already downloaded the next book in the series).
Action hero and action on every page.Its very tense and gripping with some really good grizzly fights.Im goin straight into the next one.Excellemt.