Tuesday 24 January 2012

Review - Nightfall in Mogadishu by Veronica Li

Nightfall in MogadishuNightfall in Mogadishu by Veronica Li

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Blurb from Amazon

Nightfall in Mogadishu is a spy thriller and historical novel set in Somalia. It weaves the country’s history, politics and culture into a tale of international intrigue. Susan Chen, a CIA agent is sent to Mogadishu to thwart a plot to overthrow the government. She finds a nation that has lost its soul and is whirling into a vortex of violence and terror.

My review

Susan is an undercover agent sent to Somalia to stop the destruction of the Somalia government, this is her first assignment. Whilst there she finds murder, brutality and something she wasn't expecting with harsh consequences.

I am not a fan of war books to be honest but with a woman able to defend herself and undercover I thought I would be able to get on with it. There is too much government and politics throughout the book for me, two things I don't understand and don't have one iota of interest in. I think if I had known some of Somalia's background maybe I wouldn't have been so lost.

The book does have some good that I could get on with, Susan is a great character. Strong, able, out spoken (when in a place where woman should be seen and not heard) and not afraid to go after something or someone in her way.

There is a lot of murder and brutality in the book and people and animals suffer so it isn't for the light hearted. There is also quite a bit of action in it but I got so bogged down with the political issues I couldn't enjoy any of the other aspects of the book. It is written well and the author has put a lot of heart and time into the book but it just isn't my kind of story but I did give it a bash. If you like reading about war and other countries then this is a book for you, sadly a 2/5 for me this time but I would read this author again as I did like her style just now the subject content.

Thanks to the author for giving me the chance to read this and you can get it for only £0.77 on Amazon for the kindle.

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