Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Review: The Chamber by Howard Gordon

Title: The Chamber
Author: Howard Gordon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 978 085720 0952

Rating: 2.5/5

I like the color of the cover on this, along with the contrast of the red title.

Gideon Davis launches his own investigation when someone comes to him with details of a terrorist attack in the USA.
He enlists the help of his brother, Tillman, who the FBI has distanced themselves from after using him.  What follows is a race against time as Gideon and Tillman work together to prevent a major terrorist attack on home soil and at the heart of America.

The Chamber kept me up well into the early hours reading as time passed so quickly. Although this is down as a thriller, once you knew the plot which was taking place there wasn’t much guess work left to fill the story, so it became less of a thriller and more like a race against time.  It made me very squeamish in places, especially when one of the terrorists showed her love of taxidermy on a living hostage <shudder>...not pleasant...not an image I wanted at one o’clock in the morning, another reason why I kept reading (to get past it!!)

Personally I think this would fare better on screen than how it came across in the book as it plays out like a movie and would look good visually imo.

Book synopsis:
Angered when the Joint Terrorism Task Force ignores evidence of an impending terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Gideon Davis is left with only one option - to launch his own investigation. Enlisting the help of his brother, Tillman, to infiltrate Colonel Jim Verhoven's white supremacist group, Gideon is thrown into the thick of a revenge plot designed not only to overthrow the government but bring an end to democracy itself. But when things get messy and the brothers are forced to play along with Verhoven's plan in order to avoid detection, they'll need the help of Nancy Clement, Gideon's old FBI colleague, if they are to slot the final piece of the puzzle into place and prevent disaster.

Source-  A copy was received in return for an honest review.

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