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Book Review: ‘The CleanSweep Counterstrike’, by Chuck Waldron

5.00 avg. rating (99% score) - 5 votes

About the Author

Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories.

Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends ignited his imagination and filled his head with unforgettable characters, surprising plots and a keen interest in supernatural and historical subplots.With literary roots planted in the American Midwest and South, and enriched by many years living in the fertile cultural soil of metropolitan Ontario, Waldron now resides on Florida’s fabled Treasure Coast with his wife, Suzanne. While keeping an eye out for hurricanes, alligators, and the occasional Burmese python, visitors will find Waldron busy writing his next crime thriller.

You can check out Waldron’s website here, or connect with him via Twitter or Facebook.

About the Book:

In this sequel, Matt Tremain is back, facing an even deadlier threat. Deceit and intrigue lie hidden behind the collapse of Operation CleanSweep. It’s time for revenge.

Instrumental in exposing the evil behind Operation CleanSweep—a diabolical “cultural cleansing” plot masterminded by Toronto billionaire Charles Claussen—investigative blogger Tremain now faces the madman’s desire for vengeance. Claussen intends to settle the score personally by luring Matt into a deadly trap.

But the clock is ticking for Claussen, too. Fraternité des Aigles, The Brotherhood of Eagles—a shadowy group that secretly financed Claussen’s Operation CleanSweep—wants answers and their money back. Consumed with rage, Claussen risks everything to get to Matt before the Brotherhood gets to him. Tremain is once again partnering with a police detective, Carling. Knowing they are being lured into a possible trap, they decide to face their nemesis, Charles Claussen.

Across four continents, Claussen sets traps, pursues Tremain, and continues to execute his signature brand of global chaos. When his fiancé’s life is on the line, can Tremain stop Claussen’s madness and still avoid getting killed?

Review of “The CleanSweep Counterstrike”:

The first book in the series offered insight into the mind of someone whose actions are guided — and justified — by a racist and arrogant mindview. It was a rather shocking insight for those of us working hard on eliminating racism and all other forms of prejudice, but a much-needed one.

While this second book is all about revenge, it also continues offering some insight into the twisted and perverse thinking of those who do not believe that all humans are equal, those who place themselves above others, thus giving themselves the right to makde horrific decisions — such as setting up and launching Operation CleanSweep.

Although a sequel, it’s easy to pick this book up. After all, I read and reviewed the first one but barely remembered it by the time I read this one! A fast-paced, sometimes breathtaking plot, its complexity makes it a lot more fun and mentally engaging to read that mainstream big names (such as poor James Patterson, whose books I do enjoy, but that are no match for Chuck Waldron’s!)

There are some mistakes peppered throughout the book, and a second edition could benefit from some light editing work (let me know if you are interested, Chuck!) but it’s still well-worth picking up.

To read more reviews, please visit Chuck Waldron’s page on iRead Book Tours.  To buy the book, you can visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, or Indiebound.

5.00 avg. rating (99% score) - 5 votes

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