Sticks and Stones
Posted by Literary Titan
Sticks and Stones is an action adventure novel that follows two men who work for a group known as Close Protection Industry, which offers bodyguard services to V.I.Ps around the world. One is Edmond Raines, the best in the business. He loses his wife and son in an explosion and is consumed by depression and alcohol. He eventually finds the will to reclaim his former glory and seeks out those who were responsible for his loved ones death. The other is Cameron Stone, a new generation of protectors in Close Protection, whose latest job has him crossing paths with the very people Raines is searching for. Teaming up the pair hope to bring the long evading criminals to justice, as well as heal wounds of the past.
Author Thomas LeBrun has written a rousing crime thriller with some fascinating characters that readers will love to follow; like Tosh the sensi, who is tougher than he looks and has a fun sense of humor, and Sara who is a feisty and tough woman with skills that are equal to her male counterparts with the added bonus of parkour abilities.
The fight scenes in this novel are vivid and thrilling. Readers will be able to easily visualize the action because the author knows where to provide detail and where to let the imagination run wild. I also felt the emotional tension throughout the story. Like the scenes where we were brought along for protection detail, you could feel the protectors’ anxiety. These scenes are gripped by tension and it will keep readers on the edge of their seat as the drama unfolds. There were some great little humorous moments as well that made me smile, which is always good to have to break up the heavy drama in the story.
This is an action story but it gives plenty of room for the characters to develop. While I enjoyed Sara’s character I felt that she was given a lot of space on the page where I would have enjoyed it more if her character development was summarized a bit. This is a minor point in a novel that is filled with amazing characters.
The tension throughout Sticks and Stones continues to rise right up until the end of the book where the story ends amidst plenty of action that ensures readers will be begging for book two. Minor issues aside, this was a great action novel that will appeal to readers looking for a gripping story and lively action. You’ll find yourself going all over the world, with some compelling characters that know how to handle themselves.
Pages: 167 | ASIN: B0B2Y78NCX
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Posted on August 2, 2022, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged action, adventure, author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, crime fiction, crime thriller, ebook, goodreads, kindle, kobo, literature, nook, novel, political thriller, read, reader, reading, Sticks and Stones, story, suspense, Thomas LeBrun, thriller, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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