James Becker spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. Throughout his career he has been involved in covert operations in many of the world's hot spots, including Yemen, Russia, and Northern Ireland. He is the author of The Lost Treasure of the Templars novels as well as the Chris Bronson novels. He also writes action-adventure novels under the name James Barrington and military history under the name Peter Smith in the U.K.
When Chris Bronson and his ex-wife, Angela, take a week's holiday in Venice, they expect canals, plazas, and Italian history-not murders, serial killers, and vampires! While the vampire element seemed farfetched to Chris, it isn't out of the realm of believability to have a vampire cult. When Angela is snatched, what is a crime for the Italian police becomes Chris's raison d'etre. Graeme Malcolm's cultivated European accent makes this audio more appealing than the graphic violence other-wise would have rendered it. Although not romanticizing the vampires or villains, Malcolm lends a cultured air to the ritual and history, no matter how brutal. He also segues easily between the Italians and Chris's and Angela's British accents, which makes it easy to keep the characters straight. VERDICT The story requires a serious suspension of disbelief, but Malcolm's narration smooths the way. Not for the faint of heart.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Birmingham, AL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Praise for the Novels of James Becker
"Utterly spellbinding. The plot is stunning and breathtaking and leaves you racing to the end....A truly amazing book. If you read nothing else this year, you must get hold of this."--Euro Crime "Exciting...fast paced and filled with non-stop action."--Genre Go Round Reviews