The Company Files: 1. The Good Man - Gabriel Valjan
Book Title: The Company Files: 1. The Good Man by Gabriel Valjan
Category: Adult Fiction, 251 pages
Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Espionage
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Release date: December 2017
Tour dates: Feb 12 to March 2, 2018
Content Rating: PG + M (No bad language but there is an attempted rape scene, and some violence.)
Description: In 1948, Vienna was divided among four powers: France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jack Marshall had served with Walker during the war, and now, working together for The Company, they are tasked to do the inconceivable. Could former Nazis really be recruited to assist the U.S. in the atomic race? As their team moves forward, they quickly discover they are not the only ones looking for these men. And the others in the search may just have the objective of murder.
In this tale of historical noir, of corruption and deceit, no one is who they say they are. Who is The Good Man in a world where an enemy may be a friend, an ally may be the enemy, and governments deny everything?
To simply put it, I found this book to be a bit of a slog. It had nothing at all to do with the writing by the author, but mainly had to do with the content of the book. While I do enjoy a thriller or mystery from time to time, I found it difficult to get any sort of rhythm with the book. And while it was an intriguing book and the end of the book was easier to get through, as there was more action going on in the book, I found that I was slogging through the book and not really enjoying the book. I felt that the author spent a little too much time in the quiet moments and that there wasn’t enough action. Maybe because I am used to similar movies to be a little more action oriented and that maybe was why I didn’t really connect with the book.
On the plus side, it is clear that the author has worked on this book, as I didn’t find any really major errors in terms of grammar or keeping the story line going or creating well-crafted characters. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Bottom line: I found it to be a well-done book, but it just wasn't to my own personal liking.
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