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by John Lacombe

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ISBN:
1434364755
Author:
John Lacombe
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
AuthorHouse (April 10, 2008)
Pages:
336 pages
EPUB book:
1785 kb
FB2 book:
1760 kb
DJVU:
1747 kb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
680


John Lacombe was born and raised in New Hampshire. Published on March 08, 2010 13:14, Tags: discount, e-book, smashwords.

Winter Games, the upcoming debut novel of author John Lacombe, weaves together many of today's hottest issues to form a complex, driving, relevant thriller. A brother hunts for answers. A warrior hunts for her own limits.

From Winter Games: Hutchins inhaled for a full five seconds, then slowly let the breath out. He wheeled around the corner. In the frigid mountains of North Korea, trained assassins, dark geniuses, government super-agents, elite soldiers and drug kingpins are thrown together in a ferocious fight to the death 24-year-old Tim Sutton runs a humble comic book store in a small New Hampshire town.

Winter Games is grand prize winner of the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival. It's an outstanding thriller, filled with complex characters who don't disappoint. The story takes us from New Hampshire, to Chicago, to Los Angeles, to Seattle, to Africa, China and North Korea! The author's ability to create realistic dialogue is impressive and I was pleasantly surprised to find none of the careless errors that plague many self-published books.

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In the frigid mountains of North Korea, trained assassins, dark geniuses, government super-agents, elite soldiers and drug kingpins are thrown together in a ferocious fight to the death

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In the frigid mountains of North Korea, trained assassins, dark geniuses, government super-agents, elite soldiers and drug kingpins are thrown together in a ferocious fight to the death. Yet even as these deadly killers circle each other in the snowy wilderness, the fate of each and every one of them may rest in the hands of a single man...************ 24-year-old Tim Sutton runs a humble comic book store in a small New Hampshire town. But Tim's simple life is about to be ripped from its foundation. Unbeknownst to Tim, a round of deadly Winter Games has begun. And Tim is the key player. Winter Games, the debut novel of author John Lacombe, weaves together many of today's hottest issues to form a complex, driving, relevant thriller. A brother hunts for answers. A warrior hunts for her own limits. A nation hunts for both of them. In a frosty wilderness of military cover-ups and international crime, everyone is a predator. And everyone is prey. Winter Games.
  • Beranyle
As an English teacher, I spend most of my reading time preparing for classes or reading essays. So when I got the chance to read Winter Games, it was a wonderful reminder of how fun reading for pleasure can actually be! I finished it in about the first two days of my summer vacation and loved it. Lacombe does an especially good job maintaining suspense through flashbacks and flashforwards. I agree with the other reviewers that the novel is Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy-esque, but I'd also add that it avoids the usual cliches of that genre and actually presents a unique plotline with a subtext of contemporary political commentary. It's pleasure reading but intelligent writing. Would definitely recommend it to a friend!
  • Tall
It's hard to understand why this novel was self-published. It ranks with the best of Grisham, Brown, and Turow. Spoiler alert! Lacombe creates a scnario in North Korea, where male warriors have been programmed from birth to fight to their death in an insidious quest by North Korea, for the ultimate fighting machine. The way the author describes both this military program, and the people who infiltrate it is top notch. Lacombe's idea, though, to add a female American largely self-trained rogue CIA agent is brilliant. It isn't a perfect book and needs a bit more character development for Eric, the genius American who ends up working for the North Koreans.
But I give this novel 5 stars on the sheer briliance of story line.
  • Shaktiktilar
I learned about Winter Games on the self-publishing review site and am so glad I took the time to read John Lacombe's first novel. It's an outstanding thriller, filled with complex characters who don't disappoint. The story takes us from New Hampshire, to Chicago, to Los Angeles, to Seattle, to Africa, China and North Korea! The author's ability to create realistic dialogue is impressive and I was pleasantly surprised to find none of the careless errors that plague many self-published books. It's very carefully edited. My favorite parts involved the action between Sarah and the very mysterious North Korean super soldier. This is a very impressive thriller. I give it my highest recommendation.
  • Paxondano
AS A WOMAN I AM NOT INTO TOO MANY SHOOT 'EM UP, BEAT THEM UP BOOKS. THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT, IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN. FORGET ABOUT REALITY JUST LET GO AND THIS BOOK WILL DRAW YOU RIGHT AND TAKE YOU ON A THRILLING ,GREAT TRIP
  • Walianirv
John Lacombe is a new great writer, he belongs along with the big boys.He reminds me of Jon Lands books with super hero's but in this case it is a super girl. The story keeps moving to different cities then different countries. Hard to guess what is coming next. Can't wait to read his next book.
  • Dainris
A good read-lots of twist & turns. I think that I would truly like to read another book by this author!
  • Uste
I absolutely loved this book. I thought John Lacombe did a great job in creating short and choppy sentences to create a ton of suspense right when he needed it most. Great way to start off your carreer Jonny!
I wasn't that impressed. It was a good book, don't get me wrong, but nothing to gush over. The two main combatant characters were decently fleshed out. One of those characters didn't make an appearance until about two-thirds into the book. The rest of the characters, including the main protagonist were basically spear carriers. The combat sequences are well described. The premise is original, but oddly presented. If you like military stories, you'll probably like this well enough.