Nicholas Sansbury-Smith is an excellent writer who knows how to weave an engaging yet terrifying story that the reader cannot help but connect it to what is happening today. In a time where a pandemic situation could very easily bring about the economic downfall of the world, Sansbury-Smith could not have picked a better time to debut his newest novel, Sons of War.
Mixing mafia, politics, military, and paramilitary all into one novel was a bold move. One that I feel, as a reader, was brilliant. It is exciting when an author moves from one genre to another and does it as well as Sansbury-Smith has done.
This story follows a small community within Los Angeles through a cataclysmic economic and political breakdown affecting the U.S. A father and son bent on protecting not only their wife and daughter/mother and sister but their friends, the innocent, and their country. The mafia intent upon building an empire based on drugs, sex/human trafficking as well as death and destruction; the paramilitary bent on removing the power of the US government into their own hands all while riots and starvation occur.
Vividly detailed, the plot and character development are flawless as are the plot twists! The dialog is realistic and well done. Sansbury-Smith has a knack for storytelling and does so in a riveting style. Complete with action, adventure and edge of your seat moments, Sons of War promises to be all that listeners desire and you should know up front that you will NOT be able to put it down until the end! When you do reach the end, you are going to want more!
In the audio version, Ray Porter, the narrator, gives an excellent performance. He masters the characters in a manner that leaves the listener thoroughly engaged and moves the story along at the appropriate pace. I cannot think of anyone better for this performance. With both Porter and Sansbury-Smith, this is another successful series.
If you have ever read or listened to a book by Nicholas Sansbury-Smith you already know he is a vivid and impressive storyteller, this book just drives that point home.
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook or the printed version.
Star Review: * * * * * (5-star)
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