Three years after his own stunning World Cup win, American soccer hero MacLeod is in Panama celebrating another team win in a World Cup qualifier. MacLeod’s never been the kind of guy to speak up or take wild risks, but when he’s kidnapped from a nightclub and dragged into a forced march through the Colombian jungle, his silence could get him killed.
Whether an innocent man or one guilty of a far-reaching crime, MacLeod finds himself trapped in a dark world he never knew existed. Entangled in a game of blame and blood, he has only his wits—and the lessons learned from playing world-class soccer—to keep him alive. Can he find the truth and make his escape before his captors discover his own secret? MacLeod has played in tough games before. This time, he’s playing for his life.
Tempest Road … where do I begin? Why don’t I start my review by writing that Tempest Road is a thrilling novel that is not only worthy of being read by all readers but also a novel that needs to be a movie. When I read the description of Tempest Road I was hooked, after all, I love thriller novels and love even more when they have a twist, so I was hooked and ready to go. However, when I started to read Tempest Road, I was shocked by just how good the literature and the story was and so I raced through this novel desperate to find out what would happen to the characters I was invested in. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Tempest Road did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it!
Tempest Road is a brilliant novel with a unique outset that introduces the reader to the protagonist of the book, MacLeod, an ‘American soccer hero’ who is celebrating his latest win in Panama. However, the celebrations are cut short when he is kidnapped and then forced into a ‘march through the Colombian jungle.’ The reader will follow MacLeod during this tumultuous time as he gets caught in a dangerous game in which he will have to use his wits, and skills to escape his captors and reveal the truth.
Tempest Road for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Tempest Road was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Justin Edison who hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a thriller/mystery and suspense novel that is refreshing, and it is even more challenging to discover a thriller story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences!
Justin Edison is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Edison instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in thriller novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with Edison, the reader will not encounter this issue because Edison instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Overall Tempest Road is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so, I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves thrillers as well as mystery and suspense novels then I implore you to read Tempest Road; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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