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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Black Scorpion by Jon Land


This book has action, adventure and in spades!  I'm guessing Land does 5 Hour Energy chased with Red Bull and washed down with Jolt and espresso when he writes.   This is a thriller on steroids with a wealthy protagonist and an even wealthy psychopathic villain.

This is the second in a series featuring Michael Tiranno, the Tyrant, as the protagonist.   Michael is a benevolent tyrant.  He is a wealthy businessman pandering to the vices of Vegas.   Familial discoveries open his eyes to some shocking aspects of his family tree and his past.  

The Tyrant persona might be compared to that of Tony Stark in Iron Man, a overwhelming ego and a pathological need to succeed at all costs.   His drive for success may not be as egocentrically driven as he may think.  

The plot is intricate and colorful.   There doesn't appear to be any connection to reality with the exception of computer vulnerability.   The mores on many of the characters are aptly illustrated by many of the greed driven arrestees of the past decade.   I guess in that aspect, there is a relationship to reality. 

A drive for justice and a compassion for fellow human beings brings some relief from the Black Scorpion's unmitigated evil.   Land tosses in plenty of twists and some very interesting characters.

This was a very entertaining read.

I did not find a site for Land but this interview was interesting.
Site:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rubinstein/black-scorpion-a-conversa_b_7004596.html


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