Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lethal Circuit Blog Tour (with Review and Giveaway!)

Hello, dear readers! I'm excited to be a part of Candace's Book Blog's Lethal Circuit (by Lars Guignard) Blog Tour!

 First off, a bit about the book and author:

About the Book:
From Best-selling Amazon author Lars Guignard comes the number-one turbo-charged, action spy thriller Lethal Circuit.

A Chinese satellite is on a crash course with Earth.  
It contains enough plutonium to irradiate a large city.
And that's the good news...

Michael Chase is a twenty-six year old backpacker, a recent college graduate, an amateur. He flew to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Four hours later, he's running for his life. The Chinese Secret Police want him dead. The Conspiracy wants him dead. And the one person who he thinks is on his side, may want him dead too. If Michael is going to live, he'll need to find a hidden piece of Nazi technology lost since World War II. And he'll have to do it before anyone else. Because if he doesn't, a little plutonium is going to be the least of his problems.

Can Michael Chase team up with a beautiful but deadly MI6 agent to locate a lethal piece of Nazi technology that will save the world?

If you can't get enough of the action of Lee Child and Vince Flynn, the intrigue of Robert Ludlum, and the adventure of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, you are going to LOVE Lethal Circuit!

Book can be found at: Audible iTunes | Amazon  | GoodReads

About the Author:
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been
an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.
Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him
profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided
to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!

Author Sites: Website | Twitter | Facebook 

My thoughts on the book:
(As a note: I received a free audio copy of the book from the publisher for review, but this in no way affected my opinion -- my honest review follows.) Overall, I thought it was an interesting spy thriller.  When I choose a book for myself, I don't normally gravitate toward spy thrillers, but I do enjoy the Die Hard movies and one of my favorite recent TV shows is Chuck -- so, I have a bit of a spy thriller background, I guess.  I enjoyed the story, but didn't love it.  I would recommend it to those who enjoy the genre.  There was strong character development, which for me is a major plus -- you care about the main character, Michael and why he's on this journey.  And there's an interesting plot that keeps you listening.  On the down side, it did feel like it could do with a bit tighter of an edit -- there were a few spots where it felt grammatically weak, and that always takes away from a story for me.  It wasn't littered with errors, but there were a few things here and there.  I would rank the story a 3 out of 5 on the typical 5-star ranking system.  But I definitely would recommend it for anyone who's interested in a fun spy thriller -- somethign to listen to on a car trip or even when you're just working around the house or out for a walk/jog!  Would be great in any of those scenarios!  (As a note, I really enjoyed the narrator for the book -- think he did a great job of providing inflection for when he was speaking for different characters. Was very easy to follow and kept you engaged with the story)

And now on to the fun part -- THE GIVEAWAY!!

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Thanks for stopping by and if you've read the book or once you do, I hope you'll let me know what you thought!

*Note* The KINDLE version of Lethal Circuit is FREE on 11/12/13 and 11/13/13! Grab a copy HERE!


Candace said...

I guess I don't notice the grammatical stuff in audiobooks, but I did notice that part of the style seem to be some similar things being repeated like "and as such" was something I found used a lot. It didn't bother me but because I'm worrying about what others might be picking apart, I did notice it and wondered if it's something that might bother some.
I also liked this narrator, I felt he fit this story well.
Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop and giving this one a try!

rohit said...

Thanks for listening and for your feedback. Best, Lars