by Frank Fiore
by Frank Fiore
Frank Fiore, Author of Cyber Kill, has proven once again that he is endowed with exceptional talent, from the arrival of his new release Black Sun.
Nothing short of exciting can describe this plot, which instills National Treasure or The Da Vinci Code, and you know what powerful leading men those two movies attracted. Here comes Jeremy Nash. This book is even better than the last, with its fast-paced plot, adventure, brutal murders, old world retaliation, evil conspiracies, deceptions and international intrigue.
Jeremy Nash, the protagonist of Black Sun, is an exciting accidental hero, one who is unassuming but when called to stand, the commander of resolve. This is the quintessential accidental hero archetype that we all imagine ourselves to become in the midst of danger and intrigue. He just does the right thing: helps people under duress—it’s his lack of suspicion that gets him into trouble.
Jeremy Nash—even the name is casual and cynical—IS casual and cynical. But Nash quickly discovers life is not as simple as he thought. Why would anyone want to murder an old man who made no sense anyway? So he is drawn in. At each juncture he begins to question his place in the game and finds himself more and more important in its complications. Although he never intends to be, he becomes subject to a frame-up, and finds himself at the center of an international retaliation of historical height.
Start with disgruntled WWII criminal minded people who used to call themselves Nazis. Nash has a goal to dispel conspiracy theories, for he is a renowned expert in his field. As a pragmatic scientist he loathes those who conjure conspiracy theories and questions everything, so he proceeds to question the question-er. Ironically, he becomes the one to be questioned for he is being held for the murder of the man he called a cook to begin with. To make things complicated he ends up running with the daughter of the dead scientist who was murdered for the very reason of his knowing too much. Nash faces a rather unique situation because the doctor he called annoying and completely mad who claimed he had secrets, may have been on to a monumental conspiracy. Drop in also those who claim God is in the machine and who want to bring on Armageddon and it is far more complicated than anyone surmised.
You must NOT put this book down for any lull in time or distraction in mundane life, for it will set you back to revisit the structural intent. Why? Because there are little nuances that describe various states, characters, and intentions, that only an astute reader will be able to pick up. In all its maneuverings, it is still a fast-paced read.
What I like most in Fiore’s style is how he moves his narrative from one setting and tone to another in successive rapidity. Dates, times and locations are running rapidly as the characters are moving, so that I feel I am moving right along side them.
Pick the book up at your nearest bookstore, and enjoy it on a comfortable evening chair with a bold black cup of coffee–you’ll need it. You’ll never be a happy camper again, but a suspicious citizen who cheers for the accidental hero, which may someday be you.
L. Nolan, Reviewer | Founder | Creator
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