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Nigel Seed is a British author of several action novels and ‘V4 Vengeance’ is the first in the Jim Wilson series. Seed has a free-flowing writing style and makes good use of the literary devices at his disposal.

The start was intriguing and the pace fast. The plot was imaginative, well thought through and tightly constructed, with some surprises along the way. There were excellent descriptive passages, painting vivid pictures for the reader. The chapters were short and succinct, making it very easy to read.

Seed makes good use of his own military background to create a strong main protagonist, along with supporting foils and we witness the camaraderie of the tight-knit group as they journey into the unknown. He intersperses humour with menace, creating a charged atmosphere to keep his audience hooked.

He has clearly carried out a huge amount of background research to give his story credibility and his attention to detail is commendable. There is a clear message regarding the author’s feelings about military cutbacks in the UK and this is something which will resonate with many readers.

A small observation would be that for intelligent engineers, the main players were perhaps rather naïve in accepting at face value the explanation given by their employer regarding the purpose of their mission but anyone who has been in need of a job may well identify with the ex-soldiers’ willingness to overlook any small reservations in return for a generous salary.

By the middle of the book the pace is ratcheted even higher and the plot takes a particularly sinister and deadly twist.

Whilst the lexicon was British-English, the spelling was American-English and I’m unsure of the rationale for this. I confess to being a little irked when the British Prime Minister made a reference to being: ‘called back to colors’. However, the strength of the innovative plot was such that it would be churlish to penalise the author, indeed it may be something his new publisher has recommended to appeal to an international audience.

I was slightly daunted at the prospect of accepting this review request as it came with a ten day deadline. I need not have worried as once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.

If you are a fan of action-packed novels, you will enjoy this book as ‘V4 Vengeance’ goes from strength to strength. I look forward to reading more from Nigel Seed and award a richly-deserved five stars.

Reviewed by Julie at Whispering Stories Book Blog.
12th April 2016

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Jim Wilson

Major James Grant Wilson, normally known as Jim, was until very recently a highly capable combat officer in the Royal Engineers. An intelligent and inspiring leader he has always generated intense loyalty from his tough, no nonsense, soldiers. He is also famous in many parts of the British Army for being able to recognise any scotch whisky by taste and smell. A talent that has earned him many savage hangovers as the soldiers of his company have tried to fool him. Tall and well-built, he has a scar across his chin that aches when it is cold and reminds him of Afghanistan. Unusually for an engineering officer, he has a fear of enclosed spaces, which started when he was trapped in a mine accident, while his father was showing him around, although he has managed to control this over the years.

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