A routine trip to China turns disastrous for intelligence agent Kurt Vetter when a deadly series of attacks on civilian targets plunges the country into anarchy. Trapped in a disintegrating nation, Kurt and his team take to the war-torn streets of Beijing to locate a Chinese double agent who may know the truth behind the source of the violence.
As the politicians in Washington struggle with how to respond to the imminent collapse of the United States' largest trading partner, the responsibility falls on Kurt to prevent the destruction of the modern global economy.
When the conflict begins to spread beyond China's borders, Kurt and his team learn the threat is larger and more insidious than anyone could have imagined. If they don't act fast, the entire region, and perhaps the entire world may be draw into a conflict unlike any seen before.
©2014 William Esmont (P)2015 William Esmont
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"Thriller with contemporary implications"
Blood in the Streets is book three in William Esmont's Kurt Vetter series. The plot is tight and the possibilities are chillingly realistic.
I have not read the first two books in the series so can not speak to this volume's relative strength but I found this to be a well-written story with the recurring characters well-developed. They would likely have been even more rounded were I familiar with the earlier volumes.
I listened to the audio version and found the narration to be quite good. I would stop short of saying very good but it was close. There were times when I felt it was a little flat but overall it was understandable and added to the experience of the story.
Reviewed from a copy made available via LibraryThing.
"Kurt and Amanda are at it again."
Another installment of fast paced government cover-ups and political disputes. This is about the same length as the first two novels in the series and again Amanda and Kurt are main players. This time though, they are dealing with China, North Korea, and Japan. This book delved more into the characters emotions than the past books which really helped keeping up the reader's interest in the events and what was going to happen to the characters. I have to say, I'm hooked on this series and can't wait until the next book comes out (if there will be a next one). Note: I received this book for free through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.
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