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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Review: Amazon Roulette by C.M. Gleason






Amazon Roulette, the second book in the Marina Alexander Adventures series, by C. M. Gleason, having not read the first in the series this stands well on its own. Ms. Gleason brings us story with a bit of romance, a great mystery, science, politics, and adventure.  I have to admit it’s not my normal cup of tea but this one kept me reading and wondering what thrilling ride would come up next.  Her characters are strong and well defined and the story flows nicely.

Marina Alexander is strong, direct, and has her faults but owns them.  This installment looks into her relationships, with colleagues, family and friends.  It seems that the other characters continue to develop and we get to know them better by the end of the novel.  You have to read to see what happens next with all of them – there are a few surprises thrown in.

The roulette game is horrifying at times, as is the Skalas.  The Skalas are kind of the bad guys but the feel they are doing what think what they are doing is for the good, but is it?
It is obvious that the Ms. Gleason, did her research while writing this novel.  I fact checked a few things dealing with the history and science.  She is spot on!  Well done.

If you are looking for a great adventure, with some romance thrown in the Amazon Roulette is a keeper.  I look forward to seeing more in the Marina series.