Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jaspar's War - by Cym Lowell - Fast-paced international thriller

3 of 5 Stars    Review Copy

Jaspar Moran, the wife of the U. S. Treasury Secretary, is thrust into a desperate attempt to save her two children, kidnapped, after the apparent murder of her husband.

Someone is manipulating the world's financial markets, taking advantage of the President's economic stimulus plans for their personal gain.  One more push and they'll reach their goal and plummet the world into financial chaos.

Jaspar is promised she'll be reunited with her children, Theo and Chrissy, providing she remains quiet about anything she might know, instead she is united with the definition of an anti-hero in Nulandi, an assassin who trains Jaspar in his killing ways.  Together they set off on an international hunt for those responsible for the disappearance of her young children.

As much as I love the concept of Jaspar's War, I felt the overall piece was just too unbelievable.  Harsh criticism from someone who enjoys a good zombie story. But that's just it, with a well executed zombie story, you only need to suspend your disbelief for the zombies.  For example, on The Walking Dead, once you get past the zombies, everything else is totally believable.  In Jaspar's War, I found the premise to be believable, but most everything else, not so much.

As exciting as the climax was from a story perspective, I found it's execution to be contrived and to easily accomplished.  Plus, the surprise ending seemed to pander to the reader and wasn't really necessary.

Overall, Jaspar's War was OK, but not something I'd readily recommend.

Jaspar's War is published by Rosemary Beach Press and is available now in both Paperback and for the Kindle.  If you're an Amazon Prime member, you may borrow this title for FREE through the Kindle Lending Library.

In addition, all book sales go to support wounded soldiers

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