Saturday, 20 October 2012

Book Review: The Collectors - Ron Sewell

Synopsis - Disgraced British soldier and disenchanted mercenary Petros Kyriades is one half of an elite pair of soldiers-for-hire known as "The Collectors".  William 'Bear'Morris, an ex-SAS Sergeant, is the other half.  Their motto is "if its there, we find it and for the right price, recover it".

Accountant Bernie Cohen cannot recall the first ten years of his life.  With the assistance of a psychiatrist he exposes an undesirable truth.  An abandoned house close to Chernobyl holds the mystery of his past, and Bernie hires The Collectors to retrieve something that should have remained hidden.

The Collectors always plays the game by their rules - that is until someone or something forces them to rewrite those rules. (Taken from Goodreads)

Review - The Collectors are two mercenary types (ex-soldiers), hard-men who go into danger zones and do what they need to do to make the collection.  Yet, they are real people with a softer side.  PK has adopted Lucy, an orphaned African who he saved from death.  He meets Maria and embarks on a proper relationship. Bear has Jocelyn his long term girlfriend.  All too often in these adventure stories we just see the macho side and don't get an insight into a deeper character.  Great rounded characters and a decent storyline.  I did wonder where the second story concerning Bernie Cohen and his psychiatrist was going, all became clear later but I was left wondering how it was going to fit in.  Particularly as PK and Bear seemed to be getting leads from other sources.  Even if it took a bit long getting into Bernie's character, these two 'separate' stories aligned in the end. 3*

Kindle edition: ASIN: B007HEVSDK

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