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Saturday, March 24, 2018
TRUE FICTION (Ian Ludlow #1) by Lee Goldberg
Ian Ludlow is an author of action thrillers. He writes an over-the-top action series that makes James Bond look like a kindergartner and he's on a semi-successful book tour.
But, he knows something wrong (besides the tour and his lame attempts to flirt with his tour handler) when a plane is remotely attacked during a terrorist attack in Hawaii. He knows how it was done because he dreamed it up years before when he was a part of a CIA-led author retreat. The purpose of the retreat was to have authors of thrillers think up "out of the box" terrorist ideas so that the CIA could have an idea of what they might be up against in the future.
But, it turns out that it wasn't the CIA that hosted the retreat - it was a private group that wants the CIA's operations to be outsourced to them so they can make a fortune - and they are trying to kill off the only surviving author from the retreat - Ian Ludlow.
Just to be clear, this book is written as a farce - not as a serious thriller. But, there is plenty of action, weird characters, and a lot of odd situations. A quick, easy and fun read.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: TRUE FICTION by Lee Goldberg.