Author: Brendan Le Grange
Publisher: Le Grange
Publication Date: August 19th 2015
Format Received: ARC (eBook)
Goodreads: A marine archaeologist standing up for herself. A psychopath with mother issues. A hitman who hates failure. A soldier with a point to prove. And a treasure that tests every allegiance.
Brett Rivera has spent three years searching for the Drachen. The day she finds it is the day her life changes: there is no sign of its legendary treasure and now a cold-blooded killer is hunting her. What does he know that she doesn’t?
Brett is chased in Finland, double-crossed in Tallinn, abducted in Lübeck, and shot at in Bremen as this action-packed thriller dashes across northern Europe, barely pausing for breath.
A shipwreck. A lost treasure. A hell of a race from one to the other.
Readers’ Favorite give it 5 stars, calling it an “enthralling adventure tale filled with secret passageways, puzzles, codes and clues.”
My Review: Thanks so much to Brendan Le Grange and Booklover Catlady Publicity for my copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest professional review.
I adored this book. It was right up my street. It was fast paced, thrilling, full of intrigue and mystery, and codes and symbols.
It reminded me of a mix between Indiana Jones, James Bond, Ben Hope (by Scott Mariani) and a Dan Brown novel. Yes, I know that is one hell of a mix up, and that is why it only took me one sitting to read the entire novel, it was so good that once I had started, I couldn’t stop.
As a polar opposite to the characters mentioned above, this novel doesn’t have a hero, it has a heroine and she is one smart cookie – tough and durable, and is probably what every girl dreams of becoming one day.
Overall, Drachen is a fast paced thriller that will have you turning page by page with such quick succession that you will read the final word, finish the book, sit back and draw a breathe – it is phenomenal.
As a leaving note, I give this novel 4* and not 5* due to the structure of the novel. I prefer longer chapters, not 1 or 2 pages. Also, some of the chapters ended a little too abruptly, leaving me wondering if something was amiss.
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