Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review for Blacklisted by Luke Romyn


2 stars
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Reviewed by: Tonya
Published:  Luke Romyn
Source: purchased copy Genre: Mystery Thriller Suspense


Nobody can escape their past. It will always be there, returning to haunt you in the darkest times of your life.

Mike Swanson knows this – his past torments him daily, and he sets himself upon a path of death and misery. He justifies his dark deeds by enacting them upon those he perceives as evil, not knowing that the real evil lies within himself.

Killing the scum of society, Mike becomes one of them and draws the attention of a group who require people with his skills. Unwillingly enlisted into the notorious ‘Blacklisted Brotherhood’, Mike must first survive horrendous training in order to hunt down a madman whose deeds will see the world plunged into anarchy if he succeeds.

My Thoughts

I love a good conspiracy theory thriller novel they are among some of my favorites, that being said this book is the first one I have ever come across that I just could not finish. Trust me i have tried its been on my kindle for a very long time and i will read a bit and have to stop but the more i read the more i am just not liking it.

Sadly i got as far as 33% completed but just cant seem to click with the characters and the secret government agency and what they are trying to do with the worst of the worst type of criminals. The main character a mass murderer abused from childhood not many breaks in life, the few good moments always turn bad so he decides to turn bad too. Gets arrested is being questioned when a secret agency knocks the entire police station out and kidnaps the guy. Apparently having done this all over the US like no one would put two and two together and then make these criminals go through life or death exercises until they have weeded out the cream of the crop criminals to use to bring down a huge bad guy.

I just could not get into this one. It is just too unbelievable to be believable.