book review: goliath by richard turner
What a great mystery thriller Goliath is. I finished its 350 pages in two days. The action is paced in a way that the tension is constant even when the characters are taking the necessary recovery time. Throughout the story the tension swings by turns from constant to intense to extremely intense. For the most part, the choreography of various fight scenes and actions scenes is well done, clear and easy to follow. Richard Turner shares the need-to-know details about weapons and technology in a manner that keeps this information from being too wordy or slowing down the movement of the story.
The author has the gift of introducing you to characters with enough unique details that as the plot progresses you care about what happens to them. While I hope to see some of them more fleshed out in the next book, I found myself connecting to them as I saw and heard them in action.
There were some comments from other reviewers about the primary villains not having enough depth, and yet, I picked up on what was not said about them, and there were enough examples of their good side via their interactions with one another to satisfy me. In truth, I didn’t really care to sympathize too much with them.
I highly recommend this book as one to be added to your “Great Escapes Reading List.” I’m looking forward to the next Ryan Mitchell installment.
Goliath is available on Amazon.