Today I’m reviewing ‘The Samurai Code’ by Steven Moore.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
One lethal storm. One deadly criminal. One ancient code. Expedition leader Hiram Kane is in Japan when the storm of the century hits. He joins the rescue mission as flash floods cause chaos, death and destruction. Yakuza boss Katashi Goto is retiring from the mob. Before he does, there is one more thing to achieve: revenge over a centuries old enemy. When their two very different worlds collide, Kane is forced to make a choice. He has always known honour is worth fighting for. When challenged by Katashi, he has to decide if it is also worth dying for.
Did I like it?
That’s a very complicated question. Does the book and my interpretation of what I could expect after reading the blurb match? Not really. Am I thus disappointed? Not really. I expected something more in depth about Japanese culture, Bushido in particular. It is about and at the same time it isn’t.
What I didn’t like
Nothing and that’s exactly the problem I have with this book. I can’t tell you why or what but I feel there is something missing. The author lives in Mexico, the MC lives in Peru. And this could be my problem. I still have the feeling that the MC is just at the wrong place (for my expectations, that is)
Would I recommend it?
Yes, the book is still worth it’s 17 out of 20 points on my scale. It’s just not what I expected to read Maybe just not the right moment
Today I’m reviewing « Engaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Mystery #4) by Barbara Venkatamaran.
Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn–her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy–but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn’t Jamie just leave well enough alone?
You bet. The author delivers again something to distract you from the daily struggles. Although this time it “feels” a bit less “happy go lucky”. Boyfriend leaving for Australia (temporarily), “problem” with the BFF. A divorce case no one will take. Not even Jamie. Russian criminals.
Nothing. OK, the stereotypes are… stereotypes. The politician is like a politician, the Russian is a criminal. You get what you were asking for.
Perfect beach read 4th edition. If you want to read the series I wouldn’t start with this one. But that’s just personal, it works as a standalone. But you will be missing something. 17 out of 20 points. Still Highly recommended
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