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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

At the Crossroads of Terror by Lenny Emanuelli (Book Review)

Title: At the Crossroads of Terror
Author: Lenny Emanuelli
Publisher: E.P. Publishing

My thoughts: This book deals with drug trafficking, sexual assault and violence - sometimes in great detail and gore.  A portion of the profits will be going to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). 

With that being said, I was unable to finish this book.  I love thrillers and was looking forward to reading this one, but the writing style was distracting to me.  For example:

He didn't perceive himself as cheap, rather a sensible guy who will not allow himself to succumb to such impracticalities.  Besides, with Chelly's obvious beauty, the classy lady she had surely become, in all probability frequented refined establishments such as The Dragons Den. (p9)

"'Our' does sounds better," assures Sherry, "I'm not leaving your side," as she paces a few steps behind. "In saving your ass, you might make my career as well," she says as she chuckles to herself. (p27)

As he reached in, jolted by a veritable bolt of lightning, sending a shock right up his spine, instantly bursting his bubble, there in his palm was a pistol.  (p10)

There was also many instances were it would jump back and forth from present to past tense, which also made it confusing.  I only read the first 27 pages and was so frustrated that I decided to just put it down and move on. 

The storyline of this book sounds like a good one, and some of the profits are going for a great cause, but it was just not for me.

~I received a copy of this book from Phenix Publicity in exchange for my review.~

At the Crossroads of Terror
Publisher/Publication Date: E.P. Publishing, June 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0615359793

240 pages

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Sorry this one was a stinker for you.


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