Sep 24, 2018

Slaughter: Origin Story - Review


Caution this novel is not for light hearted.

David John Slaughter is a lonely person, has lost his wife and two lovely children. Secludes himself from the world and takes up collection of fire arms. One of Big Chuck gang sells antique fire arms to DJ and next time they try to grab his money. A big mistake by Big Chuck who had chosen to cheat DJ.

They try to take over DJ’s money and other fire arms hidden in his home. Injured DJ escapes and he has to save his collection, it is an arduous task as around 20 to 25 trained persons are waiting for his arrival. He kills everybody with surgical precision.

That’s not the end, as Big Chuck wants to prove who is he, from informers from FBI Big Chuck tracks DJ and tries to kill him again but DJ becomes alert and joins hand with another untainted FBI agent.

Big Chuck makes a master stroke of kidnapping their loved ones. Did DJ saved them? What happened to Big Chuck and his empire?

Absolutely page turner novel an action adventure, we will surely like DJ and his special skills. Use and terms of weapons given in the book tells us the knowledge possessed by the author James Beltz.

Towards half of the novel the author introduces one character which does not fit in the story but in the end that character is the real twist to the novel. The climax is cliffhanger.

A must buy book for action adventure fans.

Sep 12, 2018

A New Dirk Pitt Novel

Slated to be released this November postponed for next year, Grand Master of Adventure Clive Cussler his daring and dashing character Dirk Pitt’s new novel Celtic Empire will be released on 19th March 2019.

celtic empire

An ancient mystery becomes an all-too-real modern threat for Dirk Pitt and his colleagues, in an extraordinary adventure novel in one of suspense fiction’s most beloved series.

The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit. An attack from tomb raiders on an archeological site along the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.

From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

Sep 2, 2018

A Lamb’s Gamble

I have read the Tamil novel Semmaari a year back, I was awestruck by the plots and characters used by the author and I suggested to him to translate the book to English. The author willingly did.


A Tamil proverb “Vilayattu Vinaiyagum” is the crux of the story. An uneducated nomad Semmaari, shepherd by profession is pitted against three antagonist a ruthless person named Kodari, the King of Chandira Kingdom and as well as the Commander of his enemy country Suriya Kingdom. Semmaari had to face them because of an ancient game of the Tamils Tigers and Lambs.

Each character taking up Semmaari’s side are in someway hurt by the above mentioned three adversaries. The revenge is accomplished by them using the five natural elements. It is joy to re read the last few chapters to assimilate the techniques and strategies used by the author.

There are many poetic passages, I like to quote one: “Fishes tears cannot be seen. Semmaari couldn’t see the tears forming in those fish-like eyes either. He just stood there, adoring her.

Kudos Samura sir for giving us a fantastic novel based on an ancient Tamil game.