Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Unsavory Delicacies by Russell Brooks

Author: Russell Brooks
Publication Date:  22 April 2011
Stand alone or series: Stand Alone - Short story Trilogy
Pages: 30 pages
Book Received from: Author
For fans of Barry Eisler and Robert Ludlum. A three-course story collection with a side-order of revenge.

Crème Brûlée
Rogue operative, Monique Beauvais, cons a software genius into selling her a coveted technology that would allow its user to control CIA drones while they’re in flight. And she will go as far as killing him in public in order to have it.

To the Last Bite
A renowned food critic—whose scathing reviews have closed down restaurants—gets a savoury surprise.

Shashlyk and Morezhenoe
CIA operative, Ridley Fox, leads a team against one of Russia’s most powerful crime families. He discovers secrets, but not one that he was expecting to find.Three stories with three consequences. All containing three Unsavory Delicacies.

***Caution*** Readers are strongly advised NOT to eat while reading To The Last Bite.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed reading Pandora's Succession so when I started reading this one I was happy to see one favourite character pop up in two of the three stories.  While these stories are very short, Russell somehow manages to jampack a fair bit of suspense into each and it left me wanting more.

I also have to admit that To The Last Bite definitely had me gagging a bit at the ending, but I enjoyed it none the less.

If you've never read anything by Russell Brooks I recommend reading this one first... It's a great appetizer :)

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