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Blood Moon Rising (A Beatrix Rose Thriller Book 2) Kindle Edition
Ten years ago, Beatrix Rose headed an off-the-books hit squad to carry out the dirty work of the British government. When she discovered that the commander of the squad was corrupt, he sent five of his assassins to rub her out. But they failed. Bad mistake.
There were six names on Beatrix’s Kill List. Two have been accounted for, and she has number three in her sights. But Bryan Duffy is in Iraq, surrounded by mercenaries, and there’s no easy way for Beatrix to get to him and no easy way to get out.
Strap in for Book Two of Mark Dawson’s heart-stopping, bestselling Beatrix Rose trilogy.
Revised edition: This edition of Blood Moon Rising includes editorial revisions.
About the Author
Mark Dawson has worked in the London film industry and lives in Wiltshire with his family. His work includes four series: The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother—who happens to be an assassin—against the six names on her Kill List. The Isabella Rose series is a high-octane action-thriller series featuring Beatrix’s daughter, trained by her mother to follow in her footsteps and become a world-class assassin. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970.
- ASIN : B00SLWQH7O
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (14 July 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 1345 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 225 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 3,801 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Short and sharp, the details of her time in Iraq are engaging, although there is a slightly strange side line to the main mission. I plan to ‘finish’ the series, in terms of reading “Blood and Roses” which appears to be the last in the series, although there are two others listed on Amazon as book 4 & 5.
Despite this being my 10th Dawson book, I had not realised they were as old as they are - the start of the Milton series and these Rose books are all 7 years old (or more). It is testament to Mr. Dawson's writing they have aged so well and still feel up to date.
The group fifteen related books are a great read, make you think and get you hooked. The original series with John Milton (or Smith if you are a reader, though thats changed again and i cant recall the latest name!) has spawned some off shoots, of which the Beatrix Rose series is one. They have a similar formula, but with different challenges and skeletons in the closet.
I find all his books easy to read, nicely spaced chapters for easier grabbing of a few minutes here and there. Mark is getting more adventurous with his plots, which is great, the characters are "human", by that i mean they are all flawed in at least one if not several ways. This makes the plot lines seem more realistic in what is really an opportunity to immerse yourself in another world or someone else' shoes for a while.
You dont have to read them all in order, each book can stand on its own merits, any needed references to earlier stores is briefly touched upon in the narrative, so acts as a reminder if its been a while since you have read it or helps you understand that aspect of the plot.
If you are have a bit of OCD, Mark kindly publishes a suggested reading order on his site, so give it a look.
Just started the Atticus Priest books, totally different but again very very good reading!
Having read some of the bad reviews I’m left somewhat bemused by the comments. One outraged reader was dismayed that Beatrice would have taught her 13 year old daughter how to shoot a gun and defend herself. Knowing her daughters life could be in danger, what mother would not wish to protect her child? Bearing in mind this is considered normal practice in many countries, why be so outraged? Plus derr …. it’s fictional for heaven’s sake!
Another comment was the book’s predictability. Yes, in some ways it was, but it was contrived to be fairly predictable, the authors skill in showing the skill, fortitude and determination of the main character (despite dying of cancer) which surely destroyed any preconception.
Book 2 is an excellent read, expertly written and a natural lead into the final book. It offers excitement, action and a nice balance of human interest, perhaps a little humour would have enhanced the book, but overall it is exceptional.
Rose is on a mission of revenge against the Firm she used to work for who sold her out to the enemy. She has a kill list which she is methodically working her way through. This is the second novel covering her quest for revenge.
As with all Dawson’s novels they are action-packed page turners and this and the other Rose novels are quick and satisfying reads. It is good to see a powerful, female protagonist.
However, the future is tinged with regret. The lost years with her daughter whose own growing up is hindered by the need to be alert and carry on her Mother's fight if she cannot complete it herself.
The main thrust of this chapter of vengeance is centred on Iraq where her next victim has located. He is a loathsome bully of a man seen torturing the local population and quelling protest with disproportional violence.
The story is beautifully poised and constructed to allow Beatrix a degree of support in her mission but as her kill list grows those she's coming for are more aware and alert to the danger she poses to them, Duffy her latest target is the leader of a group of ex-soldiers and mercenaries now employed on government contracts to keep the peace and maintain law and order around the oil wells near Basra.
With a number of twists with compelling scenes of suspense and tension the image of a country emerging from all its troubles is depicted sensitively. Beatrix Rose is also working against an internal clock that limits her effectiveness and reduces her odds of success.
Since book three ends this trilogy we can route for her but not before we see the integrity of her mission as seemingly innocent and non-combatants are caught up in unscrupulous methods.
However, is the cost worthwhile; in trying to make up for the past lost with her daughter is she just blighting her future? Or if she fails isn't she aware that her enemies will exact their own vengeance and Isabelle can never be safe until the last one is killed? This drives her on where other human beings might just roll over and fall back to sleep.