Wednesday, October 20, 2010

187 Pain and Bliss - A Review

187 Pain and Bliss - Wade J. Halverson (author for review)

Kane Silver series book #2

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: June 2010
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Format: Hardcover, 304pp
  • Sales Rank: 342,990


Surviving a plane crash that claims the life of his mother, 10-year-old Axle Hunter
suddenly finds himself in the jungles of Thailand, wanders into an opium poppy
field and enters an exotic realm far beyond the familiar--the world of the drug cartel.
Rescued and adopted by Chang So'Ming, commander of the poppy farm, Axle works
the fi elds and trains to become a Thai fighter in the ancient tradition. Axle comes to
embrace the jungle and its people as family, and confronts the savagery of revenge
when called upon to fight for his father's life. "This man was torturing his family.
Axle was not afraid as he drove the blade into the man's neck. The gangster lay on the
floor, choking on his own blood."

Years later, Axle has become a world champion Thai fighter, husband to the beautiful
nurse May and father of his own son. But rival forces seeking to control the So'Ming
poppy empire thrust Axle into a quest for revenge when they murder his family and
burn down his father's compound, and Axle enlists the help of the one man he knows
he can trust: Kane Silver.

My Thoughts:

I read and enjoyed the first book in this series, so when Wade contacted me to see if I'd be willing to review this one, I jumped on it.

There is something very easy going about Wade's writing that keeps me reading. With his books I can just pick it up and delve into the story being told. No worries, no heavy thinking, just relaxing reading.

This is a solid second book. The story was entertaining and engaging. I liked Axle and his story. I found myself hoping for the best for him. Kane and his guys were fun as always. Valentino has to be one of my favorites. He just cracks me up.

I have to say the fighting a big draw for me. Being a fan of MMA, I found the fight training and fights to be very enjoyable. I would've been even happier to see more fights in the book.

I look forward to reading the next in the Kane series.

Author's Website: Wade J. Halverson


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

So glad you enjoyed the book. :) And as a second book it sounds like a great read, in addition to the first book.