Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Cold Monday by Terence Strong

Cold Monday by Terence Strong is a thriller about the European Union turning into a superstate. The narrator is an assassin for the British government. He sent on various missions which involve killing those the British government wishes to get rid of. Conveniently they were also responsible for killing his wife in a violently cartoonishly weigh. Corruption has been built into the European Union since the beginning now a secret protocol will create a security service to be run by the Mafia, Eastern European spys and Yugoslavian war criminals. The action that takes place is quite good. The broader political machinations of the book are rather silly but they can be easily ignored due to the number of cool explosions. The ending is a little goofy. I saw the betrayal from a good 100 pages away but still this was fun.


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