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Wednesday 6 August 2014

Review: The Twain Maxim

Price: £ 7.99
Publisher: No Exit Press

This book was presented to me by Boy Geek not long after we got together. He was given it as a freebie along with either the Evening Standard or Metro. So, that's how it came in my possession and has been with me for knocking on for 4 years. It's the Chapter 5 Summer book I've been meaning to read and the second one off the challenge sheet.

I think there have been books about these characters before, especially Max, Jim and Jane. So, I don't think I grasped the whole book as well as I could have, however, that didn't spoil my reading of it.

Baz is a con man, an investment con man. Jim is a big time stock whizz and Jane is an agent in the US. They all get mixed up together in a story that is rather alright indeed.

I haven't read a financial thriller before, and now I'm mighty glad that I have. It was alright. I was pretty gripped by it and I read it over the weekend in one fell swoop. The financial stuff isn't too complex so don't panic and the writing style is really easy to read. 

The characters are pretty decent. I couldn't really get a picture of Jane or Jim in my head which was annoying as they weren't described in detail and I was confused by their ages. Man Bites Dog is an amazing character. He had depth, and heart and soul and gave the book a little something, especially when they reach the Congo and the business really begins. Baz was your cockney con man, he is Del Boy on steroids, and with more than half a brain and a lot of brutality. And Stafford...awwwwwwww!!!

So, if you want a holiday read that is action packed and easy to read this is it. It's defo one that the boys will enjoy as well as the girls so that's cracking. I'm interested to read more of the books that surround Jim and Jane so I think I will hunt them out at some point.

Happy Reading


1 comment:

  1. Hi BG,

    Can I send you Clem's latest?

    The Twain Maxim was the second of four financial thrillers, but his latest release is Dial Up for Murder, which is the first book in the techno-thriller 'The Hacker Chronicles' series: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dial-Up-Murder-Hacker-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00PSAYQ16

    I have provided a synopsis below.

    Can I send this in to be considered for review? If so, where should I send a copy to?Email address details to: fdefranco1 (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thanks in advance and kind regards,



    Cyber-crime didn’t exist in the 1980s. Or did it?

    Clem Chambers’ gripping techno-thriller series, The Hacker Chronicles, is a reminder that the dark art of hacking is as old as network technology.

    Dial Up for Murder is set in 1984, long before the revolutionary advent of the Internet and World Wide Web. The hacker hero Peter is an entrepreneurial nerd struggling to attract paying subscribers to his new-fangled network.

    A chance meeting with a shady customer soon has the young computer whizz raking in the dough. Yet before long, he finds himself sucked into a dangerous world, consorting with gangsters and running for his life.

    Will Peter live long enough to spend his criminal spoils?