In the feeble light of a London winter, Joe Tiplady walks his dog in the snow. He is not alone. Two men are tracking him, as is a woman with wolf eyes. Soon Joe will find himself caught in a storm of violence and retribution that he does not yet understand.Around the world, a chain of events is in motion that will make Joe a priceless target. A retired Soviet general hunts for his missing daughter after a series of brutal murders. A ruthless assassin loses something so precious he will do anything to get it back. And in the mountains of Utah, a brilliant ex-CIA chief wrestles with his religion.In the shadow of them all lies Zoba, strongman ruler of Russia and puppet-master of the worlds darkest operatives. Can Joe save himself from this dangerous web of power and revenge? Where can he run when theres nowhere left to hide?Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503934225...
|Title||:||Cold (Joe Tiplady Thriller #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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Cold (Joe Tiplady Thriller #1) Reviews
This was an odd book to read. I started off being lost and not knowing what was going on, where, and who was involved. Towards the middle, I got into it and had everything sorted in my mind; however, I ended up not being sure how the book wrapped up. I still don't know who was who and how things were intertwined. It was a difficult read
I was engrossed in the pseudo-espionage story throughout and I was wondering how all the story threads would be tied together – really, if they could be. Along the way. I took a step back to wonder “Why Reilly?” and I figured that out straight away. A good page turner, overall so I guess I will see what else happens with Mr. Tiplady.
Total mishmash describes this attempt at drama as author plays with time and place so you. rarely know where you are..
I just finished this book and I really don't know what it was about. A lot of people in so many places, including a cruise ship, I could not keep track. It took me a long time to get through this and I don't know why I continued to read it. If Joe Tiplady wasn't part of the title, I wouldn't even know who the main character was supposed to be.
Don't waste your time
I always read every book to the end, if for no other reason than to give the author a chance to redeem themselves. I just couldn't finish this one. The genre and content didn't bother me. The beginning of the book was rocky with no character development, no rhyme or reason as to why people were being tortured, and was just outright confusing. The bouncing-around with no previous insight as to what was going on lost my interest. I should've read the reviews before downloading ...more
This was a gripping, action packed thriller which kept me on my toes. I found it a little slow to get into but I think that was because each character introduced was given a chapter to themselves. I know that a lot of books are written in this form but I found that I had to think or re-visit to re-acquaint myself with the characters, particularly when only managing to read a few pages a day. I had to persevere and once I found out who was who and got the gist of their connections it all fell in ...more
If I finish a book, I give it a 3 because there must be something dragging me along. I thought there were too many characters and too much location jumping. I didn't find Joe to be the central character. He was introduced too late for my tastes. Same was more compelling as a central character. And I did find the author's boo fascinating and did help understand the story.
Genre - Political Thriller/Suspense
Pages - 398
Very rarely am I at a loss for words, but unfortunately “Cold (A Joe Tiplady Thriller, Book One)” by John Sweeney has backed me into a corner. I almost broke a personal rule and did not finish this book, but I refuse to allow that to happen. I had no idea, and I wish I did so I could tell you about it, what this book was about. Half way through I thought for a brief moment that there was going to be redemption and the story started to make some sense ...more