Seven Hells: a new Stoner story

‘The black man stumbled, fell, parts of his head were somehow separated from the rest of him, a curiously unpleasant blend of grey and pink, with darker tones mingling, tangled on the pavement where randomly firing nerves twitched his soul-free body, although not for long…’ Seven Hells by Frank Westworth is out now — and…

A Very Private Gentleman: not an American in sight

First of all, when I purchased this book, I pretty much guessed it would be quite far from the movie whose title it borrowed. The original title is ‘A Very Private Gentleman’, and the movie is ‘The American’, featuring George. (Clooney, that is). So the book was re-released alongside the movie, even though there is…

Satori: Hel returns in a sudden awakening…

Readers who enjoy intricate novels of the Cold War espionage community, set against an historical background and involving many interweaving plotlines, should find ‘Satori’ an absolute delight. It is most definitely NOT an action-adventure shoot-em-up story. It is, however a tough book to review. Many readers will compare it to ‘Shibumi’, while others who haven’t read…