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Whiskey & Roses (The Xander King Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I saw this book on FB as a suggested post. It had the tag line of something like; "If you love Mitch Rapp...." I see this hype a lot about books comparing themselves to popular characters in the genre and most don't live up to it.
There are glimmers here. While it's not that level yet (it is his first book so I'll cut him some slack.) there were flashes of a great character with a compelling backstory.
The main character is much more in line with a James Bond type but I can see why Mitch Rapp could be mentioned. Being independently wealthy and deciding to go the vigilante route is similar but the womanizing and other activities lean heavily to the Bond link rather than Rapp.
Some of the other reviews mention "a great romance" and while there is a heavy sense of that spark he is a little free with himself for me to classify this as having a romance angle but there seems to be an indication that it COULD have a romantic story line in the future. Depends if Xander can manage to keep his hands to himself.
There is a rich story line here with plenty of backstory to sell the image that the author is creating, that of a rich, heavily trained and battle tested hero that decides that he knows better than the rest of the government. A character that we are told from the beginning has reached a mythical standing in the armed forces and other government agencies.
It's a tough pill to swallow I must admit. Superman never really interested me, but through the story and battles we do get to see that in this case, there are flaws, flaws that cause the danger to be visited on those that choose to be on Xander's team or even in his presence.
It is clear that there is a profound love of Kentucky and it rich cultural attractions by the author as we are submerged into one the most famous Kentucky events through out the middle of the book. Usually these bore me but I have to say that it was perfectly written and I was really transported to events as they were described.
I really felt like that big battle scene was drawn out and at times very unrealistic, not that I mind suspending reality but there are limits. For a finely tuned warrior especially given the years of Seals and Black-ops experience I expected heavier armament and poor Xander seemed to have a major case of butter fingers. There was one scene that a character takes a full tilt knee to the family jewels. Now I can tell you as a man that a graze can put you on your knees so I always hate when characters seem to barley register or pop right back up after that.
All that being said, the story kept me turning pages to see what happens and at the end of the day that's what I look for in an escape from everyday life, so I would happily recommend it to action/thriller fans.
Read book #1 and #2 - just finished . . . now I find out that book #3 isn't written yet - or "complete" yet. Better get going Mr. Wright - your readers will be "chomping at the bit" very, very soon.
To say the book grabs your attention from page one is an understatement. Alexander King, a handsome, dramatic successful young businessman with buckets of money has this dark side, as you turn the pages you will find that while having it all, Xander to his friends is hurting over the brutal death of his parents..
Alexander King and his best friend Kyle, along with Samantha or “Sam” take you on a journey of the Kentucky Derby to the depths of assassins. The added introduction of movie star Natalie Rockwell adds an interesting spin to the story line.
Bottom line don’t be afraid to check out new authors. You will be very surprised at the remarkable talent many have.