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Sunday, 23 February 2014

‘The Loch Ness Legacy’ by Boyd Morrison

Apologies to my followers that there have been no new postings for a week. I try to post a new review every day but sometimes things intervene.  So I will be endeavouring to post two reviews a day for the next week to catch up.  Today the first offering is a review by writer Marsali Taylor of Boyd Morrison's The Loch Ness Legacy.  Marsali says The action is fast and the dialogue snappy, the body count and technology factor high. 

Published by Sphere. 
21 November 2013.
 ISBN: 978-0-7515-4805-1

Tyler and his friends Grant and Brielle have just foiled a bomb attack on the Tour Eiffel, aimed at delegates from the Arab world who are discussing possible reprisals against Israel... or have they? 

 Now those present, including Grant, are dying from a strange disease – and it seems the only possible hope is a serum developed from the flesh of the Loch Ness Monster.  However violent ex-con Victor Zim is determined to get there first..

As you read this, you can just see the film.  The action is fast, the dialogue snappy, the body count and technology factor high.  The action moves from France to the US, Versailles, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and ends with a nail-biting finale at Loch Ness.  There’s no purple prose to give us the atmosphere of these places, but the physical geography is well used, and the action just keeps going.  Tyler is a likeable, sensitive guy, hoping for a serious relationship with Brielle, and protective of his little sister, Alexa, a zooologist who’s being targeted by the neo-Nazi villains.  The technology is lovingly described.

If you enjoy James Bond and Mission Impossible films, this is your kind of book.
Reviewer: Marsali Taylor

Boyd Morrison. After earning a BS in mechanical engineering from Rice University, Boyd worked for NASA and tested Xbox gamers for  Microdsoft.  As a professional actor, he has appeared in commercials and films and in stage plays such as Noises Off, Barefoot in the Park, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Currently he is working on his next Tyler Locke book.

Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.  Marsali also does a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.

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