I didn’t’ know what to expect when I recently read the book called The Teeth of Giants by Gordon Wallis. I saw the cover and got excited about the elephant on it, so I signed up to be part of a blog tour for the novel. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just about elephants, but about a man named Jason Green who is on a mission. A mission to revenge his friend and take out a corporation of despicable poachers.
In the brutal war on Elephant poaching in Africa one man takes a stand against a ruthless international ivory smuggling syndicate. A stand that almost costs him everything.
Jason Green never for one minute expected the appalling violence and horror he would endure when he returned to Africa to pay his respects to an old friend.
A profound sense of guilt and nostalgia prompts London based ex soldier Jason Green to return to Africa for the funeral of an old friend killed in suspicious circumstances in The Zambezi Valley. He is about to be sucked into the murky and brutal underworld of the illegal ivory trade. Grave injury and a burning desire for revenge thrust Green from the blistering heat of The Zambezi Valley to the tropical coast of Mozambique and beyond. Every tortured step of this journey is fraught with extreme danger and the ever present threat of death.
The Teeth Of Giants is the second novel by Gordon Wallis featuring his main character Jason Green. Readers of thrillers set in Africa will devour the frenetic pace and sheer brutality of this gritty crime thriller.
Pick up The Teeth Of Giants today and prepare for the ride of your life
What I liked about this book is that it was filled with adventure. The action didn’t stop from the first page to the last. You could really feel how much Jason hated the poachers. As the author writes about the poachers, and their tactics while hunting the animals, you start to feel the same way as Jason.
There were a few twists and turns in the book. I was actually surprised a few times. For instance, there was one scene that involved a well that really pissed Jason off. (Sorry, can’t explain it, spoilers). It was those type of instances that made the book an exciting read.
One thing I didn’t know about the book is that it was the second book of a series. Fortunately, I found that I didn’t have to know what happened in the first one to follow this one. That was good, so I didn’t have to try and figure out what everyone was talking about.
The plot. I liked how the plot unfolded after Jason’s run-in with nature (an alligator) in the first half of the book. As time when on you could see the building tension and anticipation as Jason healed and planned his next move. I did find this part drag on a bit, but once Jason was on the move again, the action picked up.
The characters were believable, and you actually started hating the bad guys. As you read the book, several characters are introduced. A few times, I found myself not trusting them, so it kept the book thrilling.
Did I like the book? Overall, I enjoyed it.
Would I recommend this book? I would.
If you like thrillers, then this book is for you. It’s fast paced most of the time with its twists and turns while you cheer Jason on.
About the Author
Author Bio – Gordon Wallis is a 50 year old author based in Zimbabwe , Southern Africa. Born of British parents he has lived there all his life. A keen reader of thriller novels , particularly those set in Africa , he has travelled extensively in Africa , Europe , The Middle East and Asia. He runs a number of businesses in Zimbabwe and is single.
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