I lost my “indie virginity” to John Locke. Vegas Moon was the first book by an indie author that I ever read. I downloaded it from Amazon for the bargain price of 99 cents and I can tell you it is worth more.
Vegas Moon is a Donovan Creed novel. Creed is an assassin in the employ of the US government who has an implant in his brain. Anyone with the controller can fry his neurons. The highly creative Creed—who is a bit like Jack Reacher on steroids—sets out to track down the controller before one of his enemies gets to use it.
Although it is a bit of an improbable concept, Locke sells it with a great cast of characters and a great deal of humor—much of which had me laughing out loud. The opening chapters are written in a style which is redolent of the old gumshoe detectives (Mike Hammer et al.) which adds to the humor, however that style disappears as the novel unfolds, which is a shame. Also Locke pulls off the feat of making Creed likable, despite the fact that he is a certifiable psychopath and paranoid too.
One interesting aspect of the book was Locke’s use of bad language and sex: as I read it, I assumed that Locke was quite a young writer but he is not.
Vegas Moon is a good, quick read which I recommend to all my guy friends. To buy Vegas Moon, click here.
For info on John Locke, go to his website.
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