Welcome to my stop on the tour for Don’t Play Dead with Vultures by Jack Leavers! Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours for the opportunity!
Summer 2008 sees former Royal Marine John Pierce lured from running convoys in Iraq to a lucrative contract in the steamy jungles of French West Africa.
He soon discovers this new theatre is even more dangerous than the war zone he left behind. Corrupt officials, drug cartels, and competing military factions rub shoulder-to-shoulder in a melting pot of greed and intrigue… And a sadistic foe lurks in the shadows.
When old intelligence contacts take an interest, the situation gets complicated fast. Dark forces emerge and events spiral out of control. Pitched into a desperate race against time, can Pierce’s makeshift team of soldiers and civilians fight fire with fire and outwit vicious enemies?
One thing’s for sure, Pierce won’t leave anyone to the mercy of a brutal adversary he knows only too well no matter what it takes.
Don’t Play Dead with Vultures by Jack Leavers is an intense, fast-paced read with lots of danger lurking around every corner. Military factions, drug cartels, corruption…there’s a little bit of every kind of mayhem here, which made the story a page turner!
The author’s life experience really helped make Don’t Play Dead with Vultures such a realistic feeling novel. I love when a book not only captivates because of the action, but also the raw, power of experience an author has in life. It just makes for a more compelling read.
Royal Marine John Pierce is an excellent main character. Written well, he feels like a real person, which makes him an easy character to stand behind as the reader traverses through the chaotic events of this book.
Entertaining, realistic, and compelling, I enjoy Don’t Play Dead with Vultures very much and look forward to reading more by Jack Leavers.
Thank you to Zooloo’s Book Tours and the author for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Jack Leavers is a former Royal Marine with over thirty-years’ experience spread across the military, private security, corporate investigations, maritime counter-piracy, and risk management. His varied career has included numerous deployments to conflict zones around the world such as Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, trouble spots in Africa, and the Somali pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean.
He continues to work in challenging environments and has now begun to pen novels inspired by some of the more enterprising projects that got the green light, and other audacious plans that didn’t.
Jack is normally based in London but finds he’s at his most productive writing-wise when deployed overseas. New projects in Iraq and Africa beckon, which should be good news for his third book.
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