An American climber in the Himalayas stumbles on a shipment of backpack nuclear weapons headed into Tibet for use against China. Pursued by spy agencies and other killers across Asia, North Africa, Europe and the United States, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful young woman with whom he forms a deadly liaison. They escape, are captured and escape again, death always at their heels.
This is a fast paced, graphic, international thriller. Cohen, the hero of this conspiracy, sees life at its lowest ebb. The plot is simple. The story’s often sordid and violent imagery sometimes overrides the story line.
Cohen meets a multitude of interesting characters, as he tries to discover the truth, whilst avoiding almost certain death. The reader shares every experience and thought with Cohen. The amount of detail makes the story read rather like a screenplay, every person’s actions are choreographed, translated to a visual medium it would have more impact.
This story gets full marks for imagery and characters.
I received a copy of this book from Mandevilla Press via NetGalley in return for an honest review