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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

REVIEW for The Hunted


Thank you goes out to Hachette Books for sending me a copy of this book!
TITLE: The Hunted

AUTHOR: Brian Haig

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 4 Stars
I am a big fan of Brian Haig and I have read all of his books. I was extremely happy to get the opportunity to read The Hunted - it seems as though it had been a long time since I had read anything from Haig.

The Hunted takes an interesting premise. It introduces us to Alex "Kid Midas" Konevitch who managed to make lots and lots of money while in Russia. You see, Konevitch was wise enough to see an opportunity and as Russian politics and its economy shifted drastically, Konevitch made millions and millions of dollars. This has put in a difficult position - he is now a sitting duck and someone is trying to kill him - he can no longer figure out who his friends are so he and his wife decide to leave for the US - where Konevitch believes he will be safe.

However, being in the US is not much safer as dirty politics exist everywhere and behind the walls of US politics lies some very dangerious secrets. Konevitch finds himself fighting for his life.
I have to admit that I thought the beginning of this book was a tad slow, however, because I know how good this author is, I continued reading and I am glad I did. The storyline picks up dramatically and I found myself completely absorbed in the main character's dilemna. Haig has a great way of creating characters that you can easily like and although Konevitch was far from being a saint, I liked him and his determination to fight through for what he believes.

There are alot of twists and turns in this story and I was glued to my seat, turning page after page avidly. I must admit to not being able to understand all of the "espionnage" related talk and sometimes, the dialogue was a little confusing for someone who is not necessarily use to reading novels on Russia and the espionnage game - but this is a very minor point and did not remove from the story very much.

I have to say that I always think that the US is the best country in the world (even though I am Canadian and Canada is pretty darn good) but when I read these types of novels - it always makes me think about dirty politics and how they can pretty well be the same around the world.

Excellent read.

2 comments:

Linda Ellen said...

Great review. I like reading a good suspense/thriller novel, although I'm not much of a spy fan, and I usually steer away from books that are heavy on politics and the legal stuff. I think I need to read a Haig title though. Don't be stunned, but I haven't heard of him before. =/

I'm looking up chapters.indigo and this book is being released today. That's so cool.

bermudaonion said...

You're right - dirty politics are everywhere. I recently read a book on Andrew Jackson and was disappointed to see they've been around for a long time too.

 
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