Author – Khaled Talib
Genre – Thriller
221 Amazon Pages
Rating 2 stars out of 5 Posted 4/6/2018
No. 15 - 2018
My Impressions: tongue in cheek, contrived, farfetched action.
Blake Deco – Ex-Delta Force soldier, restaurateur, recover's stolen art, jewels etc.
Goldie St. Helen – American actress.
Jack – Blake's war buddy and best friend.
Dai Lo – Mexican drug cartel boss, psychopathic killer.
The story revolves around an ex-Delta Force soldier and a famous American movie star. The antagonist is a psychopathic drug lord killer who has a sick desire to kidnap and possess Goldie St. Helen. Of course, he never gets around to raping her because he wants to 'break her sprit' first. The story is fast paced and depends on the reader accepting the farfetched actions.
The action sequences are unbelievable, almost slapstick. When the drug lord attacks, everyone around Blake and Goldie die, but not them.
Picture this. A mountain top log cabin/dining room supported above the ground by stilts. Thirteen people plus severs are inside when Dai Lo's men attack. Everyone dies except Blake & Goldie. Conveniently, there is a trapdoor in the floor for them to drop down beneath the room and escape. Blake fires a rifle at other snowmobiles and they and the cabin catch fire. But lead bullets don't cause sparks. Somehow, the remaining attackers catch fire and run out of the cabin ablaze as Blake and Goldie escape on a snowmobile. It's a mountain top with snow and they didn't have time to grab their coats. I suppose their hot and heavy love will keep them warm.
Gun Kiss is too tongue in cheek and contrived to be a thriller. It is too smooth and projects little tension. In my opinion this is an action adventure genre with humorous or satirical overtones.
The editing isn't perfect but certainly not bad.
Character development is good for the main characters.
Details are lacking especially in the action scenes. Things just seem to happen without preamble.
The plot idea is okay, but the lack of details and the action snafus drag it down.
Reviewed as a thriller, it's a 3 star. Reviewed as Action Adventure with humor or satire I give it a 4 star.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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