Some of these characters start coming together way later in the story, and the whole thing comes together at the end in a really awesome finale. Through it all, key people remain impossible to figure out. Right doesn't seem right for the right reasons, and neither does wrong.
It's all very 'human nature' in some of it's most twisted ways. The most honest and true person is the biggest target in the book - go figure. Why are people like that? I'll never understand, though I know it's true.
Nov 12, Celia B rated it liked it. This was the first book by these authors. I learned of it's existence from our local town newspaper, the Vienna Connection. Karetta Hubbard actually lives in McLean. At times scenes in the book occur at our local Vienna Inn, an iconic restaurant in downtown Vienna.
The authors did a very good job of positioning two women in powerful positions. There are times when the book is hard to follow and This was the first book by these authors. There are times when the book is hard to follow and the word useage and sentence structure is cumbersome. So this is a distraction. The ending was fairly predictable and there was not a lot done to provide background and rationale for some of the characters and their role in the plot. Still after I read about one third of it a bit hard to get into it kept me turning pages, and I hope they continue to write other adventures with Victoria.
Mar 01, Hilary rated it it was amazing.
One by one the people remaining in the car go out to search for their lost family members. When she returns to the car she finds that Anthony has been taken and she goes off in search of him, which takes her to the Leeds house, where she's killed by the Leeds. Finally, this English professor clearly shines with well crafted sentences I dare you to find a split infinitive or dangling participle - you won't! Paula initially tries to stay in the car and keep her baby safe, but inevitably leaves the car to investigate a police cruiser. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are times when the book is hard to follow and the word useage and sentence structure is cumbersome.
I read a lot and can find enjoyment out of almost anything. However, it is nice to read a book that does things right.
This book grips you in the first few pages and I couldn't stop reading until I was all the way through. From character development to an obviously well researched plot line, this book does it right. She uncovers mysteries and the story unveils in such a way as to keep you intrigued.
This book also give I read a lot and can find enjoyment out of almost anything. This book also gives you an inside look into Sudanese politics and life. The authors must have done significant amounts of research to represent the country in a way that feels real and genuine. Sep 27, Sarah rated it liked it. She and her friend wrote this book and couldn't find anyone to publish it, so they started their own publishing company - Fuze. At first it seemed a little cheesy, and the main female character Victoria came off like an idiot, but as the story gained momentum, both issues were resolved.
It ended up reading like an episode of "24" with short chapters, which really kept the action moving. The political issues in the book are still relevant today, which makes it a good introduction to the war torn region of Sudan. Recommended for anyone who loves CIA thrillers. Jul 01, Cliff Scovell rated it did not like it.
An interesting story that started out well, but jerky writing and a predictable ending took the steam out of it for me. In some cases the writing is engaging, but then it is spoiled by stilted, unnatural dialog, and worn-out cliches. Though I tried to finish it, I ended up skipping the last fifty pages. What I learned from this book: Meg Tinsley rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Mmcgarey rated it really liked it Feb 11, Mikesa9 rated it really liked it Jul 28, Sandra Helen rated it liked it May 14, Dona rated it it was ok Aug 10, Mary rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Tatiana Danina rated it it was amazing May 02, Karetta added it Sep 20, Rhonda marked it as to-read Nov 13, Katy added it Jun 25, Calley Rogers marked it as to-read Aug 04, Burgandy Ice marked it as to-read Jul 01, Bernie marked it as to-read Feb 05, Qurban marked it as to-read Apr 11, Natalie marked it as to-read Apr 11, Sehr Nisar marked it as to-read Apr 11, John Scott marked it as to-read Apr 12, Kendra Prickett anderson marked it as to-read Apr 08, Darren Mitton marked it as to-read Oct 31, Valerie added it Jan 26, Customer reviews There are no customer reviews yet.
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Tory, one of the main characters, was a pretty pathetic female protagonist, so overcome with "neediness" that she makes mistakes that well trained agents would never make. I missed the "thrills" in this so-called spy thriller. I was in search of a good read -- and Satan's Chamber delivered that and more: A well-written, well-paced spy thriller with intriguing and developed characters, powerful women, transporting descriptions and a plot line with a timely message that raised my consciousness about important issues in Africa and the Middle East.
I loved the integration of the ancient civilization of Sudan with modern day economic concerns.
I look forward to the next book in this series. From the first sentence, Satan's Chamber draws you into a paradoxical world of international corruption and grass-roots revolution. It is a world populated with three dimensional characters who each face an internal struggle with the decision to look out for number one or to risk trusting others and joining forces to acheive their goals.
But knowing whom to trust can be tricky business - just ask Tory Pierce, the fiercely independent CIA operative who is definitely in over her head. You will come away from reading Satan's Chamber with greater geographical and historical knowledge of Sudan, insight to the scary world of geopolitical corruption, hope that good will prevail, and the urge to get your hands on the next Tory Pierce mystery Want to jump into a thriller that immediately piques your curiosity and continues to intrigue you throughout? This is your book.
The original and riveting scenes pull you in, whether it be to the offices of the CIA or the exotic and tumultuous world of Sudan, which is revealed in a way that both fascinates and educates. And just when you think you know what's about to happen, it's something else - a twist at every turn! These authors need not take a back seat to any male writer in the genre -technical accuracy, full-steam-ahead action, strong characters, and fine writing make it a satisfying read in every way!
This is a memorable book. From the powerful female leads who don't gain their strength from silly caricatures of the male characters, but on their own merits to the fast pace of plot and vivid settings, this book engages and propels the reader through an eerily realistic journey. At first, the present tense voice surprised me, but that surprise quickly faded as the authors clearly use the tool to "shorten the lens," pulling me deeper into the story.
I was also very impressed with the almost Hemingway-esque dialogue that moved the story with nary a "she said" to distract or slow the pace. Finally, this English professor clearly shines with well crafted sentences I dare you to find a split infinitive or dangling participle - you won't!
As entertaining as this book is, you will very likely find yourself not only racing to the conclusion but also pondering the implications of this story in our own rapidly shrinking world. On another note, the production quality of the hardback is excellent!