Author – George Henry
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller,
306 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 11/17/17
No. 67 - 2017
My Impressions: Weird characters, great ending, steeped in Buddhism, reincarnation, lots of action.
Dan Palmer – 39 year old ex doctor, spent 4 yrs. in prison, 1 yr. in Africa treating AIDs patients, now is sick.
Kapoor – Indian police superintendent, gay and in love with Dan.
Charlie – 20 year old woman who falls in love with Dan
Recycled Love could be titled ‘Everyone Loves Dan Except For Those Who Want to Kill Him’.
There are too many important characters in Recycled Love to list them all. Dan Porter has converted to Buddhism and joins a tour group visiting numerous Buddhist shrines in India and Nepal. The group is a mix of eccentric characters from murderers to druggies, a son who hates Dan, Dan’s ex-wife who hates him and an evil matriarch escorting two young beautiful women. One evil character is there to kidnap Charlie and two others are there to protect her. It makes for a totally scintillating cast of psychopaths and sociopaths among the few normal folks.
Dan is a reluctant tough guy who is forced to defend himself and those he soon cares for and takes under his liberal wings. In prison his cellmate was a gay man he came to love. Then Police Superintendent Kapoor falls madly for him. Do they have an intimate relationship? It’s not clear so you’ll have to decide if you want them to.
The plot is wildly action packed with calming breaks as Dan discusses his religious beliefs and lies to people in the hope of helping them or postponing their troubles.
After an extremely long string of violence the ending was a complete surprise.
There is a lot of sex talk but nothing graphic. Near the end two emotional sex scenes are beautifully written, but again not graphic. The F bomb is used abundantly.
The editing is very sloppy with numerous missing, extra and wrong words. Often sentence structures needs rewriting.
Glock handguns do not have safety switches, and the manufacturer of a gun cannot be determined by examining a fired bullet. These issues indicate a lack of firearms knowledge and thorough research.
There are numerous issues of continuity. Dan walked to a bar then spoke of the taxi driver who took him there.
Charlie is attacked by a rapist and almost cuts his penis off. The description indicated there was blood everywhere but a naked Charlie escaped without a drop of blood on her and her knife disappeared. The entire scene was contrived and poorly thought out.
In spite of the faults in Recycled Love I enjoyed it, although the in-depth religious aspect was a bit over the top for me personally.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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