The first part of this two-book sequence ended very, very badly. If he cooperates, he'll bring more death and devastation to the world's most violent, war-torn nation. But, like Star Of Africa Ben Hope 13 , both action and story go nicely hand in hand at key points. And when I think about Jude's interference again. Hm, now I'm intrigued to read more on the topic. And I have only two left to read.
The last third of the tale was ok, but again the ending was just that little too pat and I just cannot believes one of the characters would be so naive after everything they had been through. Also the Jude character is like a stupid kid. I can't get enough of Ben Hope, really. It picked up with about a third to go but still disappointing. Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa, it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Still a good bit of waiting.
If Ben refuses, Khosa will kill the person he loves most. Please pardon the pun as I say Mariani executed his intended delivery flawlessly and has cemented my dedication to his writing. I was annoyed that the last book ended so abruptly, thinking that it and this book should have been one novel. Khosa is the most brutal antagonist ever in Ben Hope series. Instead there was a series of brutal slaughters with hundreds killed and not much else.
It is only a matter of how patient and dedicated the reader is to see the story arc through to the end. The master bestseller returns with the most explosive thriller you will read all year. This is the sequel to the Star of Africa. And that book frightened me about what can happen to Ben! He is pushed to his limits than ever. To view it, 14th installment of Ben Hope series and continuation of Star of Africa. I don't know what I will do when I read the last one You must keep writing more.
He was going to be butchered but no, don't be like him, spare his life. At times the action is bloody and there for action's sake, point made, s I really enjoyed this, it follows on from the Star Of Africa perfectly. That pretty much describes the whole hopeless situation they're in. . How would he rectify all that had happened to him and his son and friends. We are a donation based company.
General Khosa's lust for blood is matched only by his lust for power -- and he wants to use Ben's superior military skills to turn his rabble of inexperienced boys into an army of lethal soldiers. Scott Mariani packs a real punch. Scott Mariani Book two , in this two part adventure series. And I'm not sure if I want to know where he gets his inspiration or more like information. General Khosa's lust for blood is matched only by his lust for power - and he wants to use Ben's superior military skills to turn his rabble of inexperienced boys into an army of lethal soldiers. These two novels force Hope to choose parental worry over self-preservation, or at least test that crossroads. It seems an impossible task.
Either way, Ben will have blood on his hands — unless he can defeat Khosa. I'll begin the next book as soon as possible. How about an atomic powered, action packed thriller of epic proportions!!! Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa, it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Plotting their escape, Jude and Rae Lee try to outmanoeuvre guards with little impetus to do their jobs, hoping that they can reach out to Hope before it is too late. Nonetheless, the enjoyment factor is at usual excellent level of the series.
All the while, Hope is suppressed and subjected to countless beatings. At times the action is bloody and there for action's sake, point made, so while it remains high pace it does not progress the actual story greatly. I found this adventure disappointing, the violence and detailed descriptions of the terrible deeds of the main bad guy were way too graphic and unessesary ; African dictator stero types spring to mind. As I lived through Ben's travails, I only wondered one thing: How would he kill his nemesis. I can only Hope he can. I remember telling a friend that I might get bored at some point reading the same kind of books for quite some time but now if you ask me I'd like a bunch more books of Ben Hope. I didn't like the ending.
It is at those key points that the death toll raises several genuine issues political or otherwise. Darker than the other Ben Hope adventures, and a little too drawn out for my usual fare. I have read all 14 of the Ben Hope Series and really like them. Either way, Ben will have blood on his hands - unless he can defeat Khosa. But for such powerful antagonist personally I felt disappointed 14th installment of Ben Hope series and continuation of Star of Africa. The presences of Jeff Dekker and Tuesday Fletcher made it even more amusing than its prequel, while Jude offered the moral counterpart to all their bollocky plans. Great to see Jeff Dekker back in the action and touching base with La Val.