By Dan Smith
“ With short chapters and fast paced relentless action it becomes an edge of the seat thriller. ”
A good indicator of how much I enjoy a book is how late it keeps me reading in to the night. This is a cracking action story which I read in two big and very late bites.
Oskari is a brilliant character – an unlikely hero and filled with self-doubt like most at his age. He is small and not particularly strong. Tradition has it that in Oskari’s society a boy must prove himself in order to be considered a man at the age of 13. He must venture out into the woods on the eve of his birthday and return the following day with a trophy – the head of a creature that he has hunted and killed himself.
His hopes are dashed when terrorists bring down Air Force One and Oskari comes across the cataclysmic crash by stumbling across an escape pod containing the US President. It becomes a race for survival with all the odds stacked against them
This book is a mix of “Hatchet” and “Olympus has fallen.” With short chapters and fast paced relentless action it becomes an edge of the seat thriller.
Reviewed by Mr Peter Hillman