I would like to thank the author, publisher Blood Hound Books and blog tour organiser Sarah Hardy for the ARC copy of Cargo in return for an honest review.
Cargo is exactly what it claims to be on the cover, an edge of your seat thriller. Without any doubt it’s fast paced and kept my attention throughout. There is a compulsion to keep turning the pages to discover the fate of Anthony Pearson, who’s life hangs in the balance. You know he has a limited time to save his life and that of his wife and this helps to build the tension to the point your reduced to a state nervous trepidation about what you’ll read next.
Most of the character’s are less than likeable. But that’s fitting for this often violent thriller, about the choices we make and the price we pay. I can’t say I liked Anthony, because I didn’t, yet the writer kept me turning the pages, still wanting to know want happened to him. You don’t have to like a character to be invested in their story and fate, the writer just has to make it exciting. I wanted to know if this ruthless businessman deserved his fate! Why he had been kidnapped. It is a thriller that does what it is meant to do, it thrills!
Cargo can be purchased from Amazon.
J C Macek III
He began writing at a very young age and launched his professional writing career after graduating from Louisiana State University with a BA in English Literature.
His first noteworthy professional writing was in the world of entertainment journalism. He became a movie, TV, book and music reviewer which soon expanded to film history columns and celebrity interviews. Over the years, J.C. has become known in his professional life for interviewing bands such as The Cult, Judas Priest, Faith No More, The Zombies, Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Queens of the Stone Age’s Nick Oliveri and KMFDM.
After writing literally thousands of articles, columns, reviews and interviews for multiple print and online magazines, J.C. published his first novel Seven Days to Die: A Jake Slater Mystery in 2016. He followed this success in 2017 with a collection of short stories and novellas entitled The Pretty Good and Pretty Representative Stories of J.C. Maçek III. This collection continues the hardboiled detective saga of Jake Slater with the new novella The Pestilence of Spring: A Jake Slater Mystery.
J.C. is also an actor, musician, director and film producer. His most recent film is [Cargo], produced by J.C. and written and directed by James Dylan. As producer, J.C. also took the commission to write the novelization to [Cargo] which will be published by Bloodhound Books in early 2018.
J.C. lives in Southern California with his wife, daughters and a veritable zoo full of pets. He is currently working on more Jake Slater crime novels starting with the thriller Hard Core and is looking to expand the mythos of [Cargo].