Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review of -- Deadly Ruse by E. Michael Helms

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Deadly Ruse: A Mac McClellan Mystery by E. Michael Helms

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Overall star rating --- 5        

Book creation ratings
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 10        
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
I expected a little fall off after the first book. Wrong! The writer grabs your attention in the first paragraph and never releases you until the end. The strong use of good sentence structure and imagery are hallmarks of this gifted writer. We are reintroduced to the main characters of the last book and some interesting new characters.

The author takes you on a fast paced adventure through his world as he attempts to answer several puzzling situations. This is another book that's hard to put down. I finished it just as lightening fried my computer. True story!

It took me on a roller coaster of emotions as the hero of the story faced many dangerous situations. I strongly encourage anybody to get this book and enjoy some real entertaining reading. The ending will surprise you for sure and make it worth your time.  I hope the author writes more stories in this series.  Enjoy!        

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- Excellent Detective Mystery        
Age recommendations -- 12 through Adult        
Sex content rating -- Very Mild        
Violence rating -- There was violence but not overblown. The mystery and the chase were the centerpiece to this outstanding story. 

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