Wednesday, 9 September 2015

TLC BOOK TOURS REVIEW: The Fury by Shane Gericke

The Fury by Shane Gericke
Series: N/A
Genre: Crime, Thriller & Suspense
ISBN: 9781630150037
Pages: 379
Format: e-ARC
PublisherTantor Media Inc (Sept 4, 2015)
Source: Publisher/TLC BOOK TOURS

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the Nazis during World War II and perfected by the United States to use in the Cold War. The bombs soon fall into the wrong hands and create an unstoppable opponent. Only one Chicago Police detective has a chance of preventing those bombs from being used on American soil.
Reeling from the recent murder of her husband as well as allegations of police misconduct, Detective Superstition “Sue” Davis is thrown into an undercover assignment. She must infiltrate the Mexican narcotics cartel responsible for the death of her husband in order to get close to the cartel’s sociopathic enforcer, Jiminez “Jimmy” Garcia.
But when the entire Garcia family is killed in Mexico by a U.S. Special Forces raid gone wrong, Garcia will stop at nothing to get vengeance, including triggering newly acquired bombs on American soil. Superstition’s assignment quickly becomes more dangerous than planned as the threat of a terrorist attack looms closer.
“A fireball of awesome!” —Joshua Corin, award-winning author of Cost of Life
“Tension and turmoil add up to high-stakes suspense as the characters are skillfully played across a global chessboard. Written like a born bard of old, you won’t be disappointed. But be warned, treachery comes from all directions, even those that cannot be seen.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat

My Thoughts:
Information as to the key points of the storyline are in the synopsis so I won't add any more as I do not want to giveaway any more of the plot line.
Plot wise though there is a lot going on, a heck of a lot from the opening scenes of an offshore platform disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to the trials and tribulations of the sociopathic drugs cartel leader Jimmy Garcia and his family, chiefly his sister; we flash back to WWII and Nazi Germany to witness the development, and then the experimentation of nerve gas agents on human guinea pigs by the Japanese. Then we are brought bang up to date again with Superstition's involvement as an undercover agent.
I didn't have a problem keeping up with the multitude of threads in the story, but I did wonder how Gericke would plausibly mesh them together. There was never a dull moment and Gericke does an fantastic job of keeping the action and tension flowing in perfect symbiosis and tying up those lose threads.
Particularly engrossing are the chapters concerning Suspicion 'Sue', initially of her devastation at losing her husband in a gun battle with drug traffickers and her resilience and sheer gutsy determination to bring the killer to justice. Oh, and in the process saving millions of American lives from an agonising death.
The Fury is gritty, exciting and at times extremely violent. It's a fast, snappy paced thriller, one which I think would make a tremendously entertaining TV series.
I'd definitely recommend The Fury to fans of Lee Child and anyone wanting a cracking good read.
Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of The Fury was provided by TLC BOOK TOURS & Tantor Media Inc in exchange for an honest unbiased review.
About Shane Gericke:
Bestselling novelist Shane Gericke is the author of Torn Apart, which was short-listed for the prestigious Thriller Award and named a Book of the Year by Suspense magazine.
Shane spent twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before jumping into fiction. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Visit him at

Shane Gericke’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Friday, August 21st: BookBub – author guest post, “13
Hair-raising Books on the Global War on Terrorism”
Monday, August 24th: Books that Hook
Wednesday, August 26th: Vic’s Media Room
Thursday, August 27th: Life is Story
Monday, August 31st: Dwell in Possibility
Tuesday, September 1st: Mallory Heart Reviews
Tuesday, September 8th: SJ2B House of Books
Wednesday, September 9th: It’s a Mad Mad World
Thursday, September 10th: The World As I See It
Friday, September 11th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, September 14th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, September 16th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Thursday, September 17th: Lilac Reviews

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I can see how this would make for a great visual production!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.