Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Machined Media
Publication Date: February 18th 2020
Number of Pages: 300
Series: Sabel Security Thriller #8
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It took me a while to warm to this story. I have not read any other Seeley books and I think this was the reason. More people would know if it could be read as a stand-alone, but it just took me a few chapters to find out “who was whom” so to speak. And...I’m a very black and white thinker so as you can imagine I was very lost about Mercury. I thought maybe I was reading a book of the fantasy genre rather than a thriller or crime action type genre.
I will say Seeley introduced me quickly enough to the full character of Jacob that I began to get the feel and flow of the story. Once I began to get the “gist” of the characters and the story then I began to enjoy the interplay and little bit of humor between them.
This was a little more action-packed and carnal than is my choice of reading, but I can’t argue that it wasn’t done well. It was a well-written story with plenty of action and a pretty wild ride.
Since this is book 8 in this series, it looks as if there are plenty more James Seeley stories to read and much more to learn about Jacob.
Read an excerpt:
Seeley James' near-death experiences range from talking a jealous husband into putting the gun down to spinning out on an icy freeway in heavy traffic without touching anything. His resume ranges from washing dishes to global technology management. His personal life ranges from homeless at 17, adopting a 3-year-old at 19, getting married at 37, fathering his last child at 43, hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim at 59, and taking the occasional nap.
Seeley's writing career began with humble beginnings including publishing short stories in The Battered Suitcase leading to being awarded a Medallion from the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Seeley is best known for his Sabel Security series of thrillers featuring athlete and heiress Pia Sabel and her bodyguard and operative, veteran Jacob Stearne. One of them kicks ass and the other talks to the wrong god.
Seeley's love of creativity began at an early age, growing up at Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture in Arizona and Wisconsin. He carried his imagination first into a successful career in computer technology sales and marketing, and then to his real love: fiction.