Rick Friedman's Review of 'Intrepid - The Two Storms'
Check out this review of my novel 'Intrepid - The Two Storms', by Rick Friedman of Goodreads;
'As is often the case with debut writers, the reader is often hesitant when he/she reads the second book in a series. The old "Sophmore Jinx" is a common fear. I am happy to report that this is CERTAINLY NOT the case with The Two Storms (Intrepid #2), master writer Steve Stone's follow-up to his brilliant first sci-fi/thriller Intrepid.
'The Two Storms (Intrepid #2) is like reuniting with old friends, Colonel Lance Tucker and Gen. Jack Nelson are back, and a wonderful welcome to them! Combining two genres, thriller and sci-fi perfectly, is the sign of a superb writer, and Mr. Stone is most definitely that.
'All the excitement, thrills, plots and extremely well drawn characters from Intrepid #1 are - if possible - even more refined in this second book. I was taken from the very first page, and the action, twists and intrigue did not let up until I read the very last word.
'In creating a villain such as "The Chinaman", a ruthless yet far from stereotypical assassin, Mr Stone has once again shown that he has the ability to fine tune his villains as well as his heroes. It is very easy to make a "bad guy" bad, but to go far deeper into such a character as to make him so very complex is a testament to Mr. Stone's writing acumen. This is a villain the reader will not soon forget!
'The plot, which includes time-travel, with the goal of preventing an assassination - as well as all the sub-plots and myriad of twists and turns are so deftly handled that the many parts of this most unique of books come together to form a very satisfying whole. As this is the 2nd book in a (so far) projected four book series - the only negative thing I can say is that I will now have to wait to read the third instalment! This series is THAT GOOD!'
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