This book was a bargain, which made me willing to take a chance on a new author, but as soon as I finished, I downloaded the first two books in the series. More and more he resembles a poor man's British version of Lee Child's wonderful Jack Reacher. First off, picture a piece of cardboard in the shape of an arrogant bastard and you have the main character. Grant does a good job of introducing his new character without slowing down the plot. On a seemingly normal evening, he takes a lonely late-night walk between a restaurant and his New York City hotel.
A familiar huddled shape in the mouth of an alley catches his eye—a homeless man has been shot to death. The reader is plunked down in the middle of its hero's life, without explanation of who he is, where he's come from, or where he's going. There is a sufficient amount of action for thriller junkies and a lot of character development for those interested in story. Not much character insight or thoughts. If you don't, Even might be a good book to try, though I'm sure there are better options out there.
A friend who also reads her books, shared with me that her husband, Andrew Grant, writes books of a genre that may interest me. The action scenes were well written, the few times we got them. His descriptions are overwrought someone at night at the end of an ally gives a description of you to the police including the exact number of stitches in your scalp??? Lots of action, lots of violence, not much relation to reality. I look forward to the next installment. In your car you saw a piece of A-5 paper on the side of the road??? A familiar huddled shape in the mouth of an alley catches his eye--a homeless man has been shot to death. The ending is rather abrupt. Lee Child does have a younger brother, and his name is Andrew Grant.
David Trevellyan is an agent with the Royal Navy Intelligence. He had a James Bond feel to him. He had two kinds in this book. David Trevellyan and Jack Reacher are similar characters, preferring to work alone and counting results over other concerns. First, I was surprised at the lack of 'edge-of-your-seat-ness' it had.
His hero is a British spy who, in the first two books in the series, is in the United States. But the author is visiting our library so I thought I would see what he's all about. So I was delighted to find out that Andrew Grant has written a spy trilogy. However, the assistance he expects from the Royal Naval Intelligence Service, for which he works, does not materialize and he must find the answers for himself. Smooth and cool, all that's missing is the martinis. Second book I've read of Grant's and I think this is the best. Better luck next time Andrew.
Its very readable in some respects, but is let down by the one dimensional characters. David Trevellyan is an agent with the Royal Navy Intelligence. Highly entertaining suspense novel that grabs the reader right at the beginning. It also allows for smarter and, on occasion, more amusing dialogue as Trevellyan engages in some verbal sparring with both the F. Grant gave Trevellyan Bond's sardonic humor and Weston's reluctant hero personality a dynamic combination. This is an action thriller with considerable violence and some torture. The dialogue in the book was great, which is a good thing because the book is like 80% dialogue.
It can cause massive arguments, or it can inspire a sibling to stretch themselves and achieve more than they might usually have done. From BooklistThe thriller genre has a compelling new hero, the creation of AndrewÂ Grant, the younger brother of Lee Child. Overall it's a very solid third installment and it was interesting to see Grant mix up the formula. Some of the action may seem a little off-the-wall, and some of the people may seem a little overly inept, but overall it is a good novel. If Jack Reacher had a younger brother, he'd be David Trevellyan. David Trevellyan is a Royal Navy intelligence operative who usually works undercover, sometimes with the approval of his masters—and sometimes not. Toward the end, it's randomly mentioned that the character escaped from the police.
Just pages and pages of dialogue. David Trevellyan is a Royal Navy intelligence operative who usually works undercover, sometimes with the approval of his masters—and sometimes not. Walking from a restaurant to his hotel in New York City, David Trevellyan discovers the body of an apparently-homeless man in an alley. On a seemingly normal evening, he takes a lonely late-night walk between a restaurant and his New York City hotel. For the first time in his career Trevellyan must operate in his home territory. David is not particularly likeable, but readers will root for him to emerge victorious.
The price of failure will be death, and the reward for success will be redemption, both for himself and the huddled corpse from the alley. None of the characters, including the hero, had enough depth so they were three-dimensional. The rhythm of the prose, while not literary, keeps you reading and fits in with the story. Lots of action sprinkled throughout, with some add Trevellyan's character develops throughout the book. He's like Reacher, but not really.