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Tim Tigner

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Vontiv Publishing

Published : 2013

Copyright : Tim Tigner 2013

ISBN-10 : PB 0-615-92612-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-615-92612-4

Publisher's Write-Up

On the eve of Perestroika while investigating his brother’s death, Alex Ferris stumbles onto a KGB General’s scheme to regain Russia’s superpower status. After surviving attempts on his life and assembling bizarre clues, Alex flies from San Francisco to Siberia to find answers and avenge his brother. In the midst of that frozen landscape and those tumultuous times, he survives infiltration, interrogation, and romance only to learn that he too is being manipulated as part of a much grander scheme.

Written by a former Green Beret and Soviet Counterintelligence Specialist, Coercion is a Robert Ludlum global conspiracy crossed with a Ken Follett historical drama.

'An entertaining thriller… with well-paced action, appealing characters and snappy writing.'

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Review by Chrissi (310514) Rating (8/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
Alex Ferris is an ex-CIA man turned self-employed investigator who finds himself investigating the death of his brother. His enquiries lead into the heart of a Russia at the beginning of Perestroika, finding that not all the people are happy with the direction being taken by the government. The clues that Alex follows lead towards a shadowy conspiracy which has been a long time in planning and is about to come to fruition. This plan is very well thought out, and is chilling in its simplicity, as it potentially attacks the USA in its economic heart. I liked the placement of current technology as a future concern, and I found it a very thought provoking theory.

Whilst it took me a little while to get the characters straight in my head, once they became familiar to me, the story flowed beautifully.

We forget how much the world has changed in a very short period of time, and for those of us old enough to remember the Russian Superpower under the Communist government, we were frightened that either of the superpowers could press a button at any time. At the end of total Communist rule, there was jubilation as people celebrated the fall of the Berlin wall, followed by queues for daily necessities and then the arrival of McDonalds in Moscow. Reading this book reminded me of those scenes on the television and in the newspapers about the situation in Russia at that time, making for a very vivid reading experience.

I liked Alex as a hero, and would be interested to see how International Private Investigations develops and where it may take him in the future.
Chrissi (31st May 2014)

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