#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn't an accident.Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn't imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight--Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won't stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn't know how it's going to end--or if he will be alive to find out....
|Title||:||True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||248 pages|
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True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers #1) Reviews
"He was a man on the run, though careful not to exceed the fifty-five-miles-per-hour speed limit."
This has all the classic thriller elements: dark conspiracies by shadowy and terrifyingly powerful figures, implacable and inexorable assassins, a beautiful damsel drawn into danger--but instead of the hero being some variant on the archetypal thriller hero I call Bolt Studly (the former Navy Seal/Army Ranger/whatever whose only flaw is that he rushes headlong into danger), we have nerdy TV-hack-tur ...more
Another Great Story
Goldberg is imaginative and a gifted story teller. The characters in this story are unique and wild. The entire story could be true because it is so realistic. Once you start reading you can't stop. The suspense is palpable, with occasional bursts of dark humor. Ian Ludlow is an everyman not a super hero, but his imagination and creativity make him a success. I want to read more about him.
Excellent theatrical spy espionage novel
I loved this book. It kept me guessing, had a bit of conspiracy theories (which I love) intertwined, a bit of spy chase scenes and CIA assassins, and a bit of sarcastic character dialogue. All was well done by the author. Enjoyed reading this on vacation.
Lee Goldberg's "True Fiction," the first in the planned Ian Ludlow series, is a genre bender in which the author, who truly has the fictional writing chops, blows through established convention that is the fourth wall. Sort of. His protagonist, mild-mannered and somewhat boorish writer, Ludlow, becomes the subject of one of his own storylines. The tale starts like a regular thriller. Shifty guy in a Speedo poolside in Waikiki reprograms the autopilot of an aircraft to fly with all its passengers ...more
A story inside a story of which neither one were interesting. I will not read another book from this author
When a passenger plane crashes into a Waikiki hotel, it’s déjà vu for writer Ian Ludlum. It’s the scenario he put forth to other writers asked by the CIA to dream up terrorism schemes to better prepare the government to deal with nightmares they couldn’t even begin to imagine.
When he learns that the three other writers from that long-ago Maine weekend are all dead, Ian realizes he’s become a target since he’s the only one who knows how the perpetrators caused the crash. Soon thereafter, there’s ...more
Fun read, pure Hollywood.
worth every minute of my time
absolutely enjoyed this story. The characters were fun and believable. good plot. the author balanced the pace and length of this book just right for me. I read it from start to finish while only briefly sitting my kindle down to refill my glass of wine. highly recommend!