Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review and Giveaway: The Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader



About the Book:

The electrifying follow-up to the Jack McClure thriller First Daughter from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bourne Sanction and The Bourne Deception


Jack McClure, Special Advisor and closest friend to the new President of the United States, interprets the world very differently from the rest of us. It’s his greatest liability, and his greatest asset.
An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, Jack sets out from Moscow across Eastern Europe, following a perilous trail of diplomats, criminals, and corrupt politicians. Thrust into the midst of a global jigsaw puzzle, Jack’s unique dyslexic mind allows him to put together the pieces that others can’t even see.


Still unreconciled to the recent death of his daughter and the dissolution of his marriage, Jack takes on a personal mission along with his official one: keeping safe from harm his two unlikely, unexpected, and incompatible companions—Annika Dementieva, a rogue Russian FSB agent, and Alli Carson, the President’s daughter. As he struggles to keep both young women safe and unearth the answers he seeks, hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the Ukrainian police to his own NSA, Jack learns just how far up the American and Russian political ladders corruption and treachery has reached.

In the vein of Eric Van Lustbader’s latest bestselling Jason Bourne novels, Lustbader takes us on an international adventure in this powerful page-turner that will keep you reading through the night.

My Review:

I knew this would be a good book just from the opening line of the prologue!

"Everything comes to an end. Love, hate, betrayal. The greed of wealth, the lust for power, the comfort in religion. In the final moment, everyone falls, even the kings of empires, and the prince of darkness. In the silence of the tomb, we all get what we deserve."

WOW! What an opener right? It was a story with a very interesting bunch of characters and enough plot twists to keep you racing through.

There was political intrigue, corruption, and enough action to keep you engrossed. The author is a huge name already, but in case your not familiar with him yet...I think those of you who are fans of a government "insider" type novels will enjoy this writer.

Thanks to Anne @ The Book Report Network I have a copy of this one to giveaway!

-Open to US residents only

-ends April 2nd

-please leave a comment with your email addy

**Review copy provided by the book report network. All opinions are my own.

18 comments:

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