When I started reading this book "The Abrupt Physics of Dying" by Paul E. Hardisty it was like watching the start of a blockbuster movie. The cracking opening chapter was so eye opening it had me holding my breath, which just guaranteed that a fantastic thriller was going to unfold before my very eyes.
I didn't realise that this beast of a book was going to be quite as powerful as it was, tense, gripping, modern and without doubt exceptional for a debut story - this tale holds your attention from start to finish and doesn't let go!
Claymore Straker, working as an oil company engineer in the wilds of Yemen is hijacked at gunpoint by Islamic terrorists. He has a choice, help uncover the cause of a mysterious sickness afflicting the village of Al Urush, close to the oil company's processing facility or watch his close friend Abdulkader die. One man. An oil company. A decision that could cost him his life.
I loved the intriguing character of Claymore Straker, exceedingly tough, strong and paired up with a French feisty journalist Rania, they together they made a formidable duo. This is his first outing in the Claymore Straker series with 'Evolution of Fear' and 'Reconciliation of the Dead' being the next two and 'Absolution' coming very soon, all published by the very popular Orenda Books.
Don't make the mistake of thinking this book is just for men, if you enjoy intelligent political/conspiracy thrillers full of action but staying believably realistic then you will most definitely enjoy this, it's fast paced with a very strong moral storyline and I'd happily recommend both "The Abrupt Physics of Dying" and the author as they are truly fantastic!