by Russell Brooks
ARC was provided by the author for honest review.
For fans of Barry Eisler and Robert Ludlum. A three-course story collection with a side-order of revenge.
Crème Brûlée- Rogue operative, Monique Beauvais, cons a software genius into selling her a coveted technology that would allow its user to control CIA drones while they’re in flight. And she will go as far as killing him in public in order to have it.
To the Last Bite- A renowned food critic-whose scathing reviews have closed down restaurants-gets a savoury surprise.
Shashlyk and Morezhenoe- CIA operative, Ridley Fox, leads a team against one of Russia’s most powerful crime families. He discovers secrets, but not one that he was expecting to find.
Three stories with three consequences. All containing three Unsavory Delicacies.
***Caution*** Readers are strongly advised NOT to eat while reading To The Last Bite.
Unsavory Delicacies are 3 short stories that are full of action and suspense. The first story titled “Crème Brûlée” and the third one “Shashlyk and Morozhenoe” are connect to a character (Ridley Fox) from Russell’s first book, Pandora’s Succession- which I though was fantastic! You don’t have to have read Pandora’s Succession to understand these two short stories, they are perfect on their own and are fast paced, suspenseful
and they were great short stories. The second short story in the collection, “To the Last Bite” was probably my favorite of the three. It too is suspenseful it sucked me right into the plot.
Together these three short stories took me about an hour total to read. This is the first time I’ve actually read any short stories (besides a children’s book) and it was nice to sit down a read a story in a short amount of time, unlike a novel. I’d recommend these to anyone who likes fast-paced action, suspense, and getting revenge in an unusual way!
As always, I look forward to reading more works from Russell Brooks!
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