Monday, March 4, 2013

Review # 275: Silver's Treason by Clifford W. Dunbar

Description: (from Amazon)

Lost in the Colombian rain forest, only his supernatural canine companion can keep this American soldier alive.
      Caught in the crossfire between paramilitaries, drug dealers, rebel guerrillas, and the Colombian Army, US Army Private Jeff Thompson and Silver, his K9 companion, are forced to make their way through the jungles of southwestern Colombia to rescue a drug lord's daughter held captive by rebel guerrillas. Silver, the product of a decades-old breeding project overseen by the American military, possesses supernatural abilities that are barely under her control. When Jeff is surprised by a payoff from the drug lord and seduced by his beautiful daughter, the US Army believes he has gone over to the other side and sends a Retrieval Team after him, with a powerful dog of its own.


     It took me forever to reach this book in the TBR pile, but I was no less excited to read it after the five month wait! Clifford W. Dunbar's fast-paced, action-packed, detail-laden adventure was easy to get sucked into! I am an animal lover and a scientist, so the genetically modified canines definitely caught my interest immediately. Each character's multifaceted personality, including those of the four-legged variety,  felt real and relatable. The descriptions and dialogue pushed the boundary of my imagination -- a full-scale action movie blasted through my head! I enjoyed the setting as well as the military jargon, which was surprisingly easy-to-understand. I only wish that some of the sections had not been so gritty and graphic; sometimes they made me lose sight of what I had previously been reading. Overall, I was thoroughly entertained for the couple of hours that it took me to read Silver's Treason, and I really hope that there is a sequel coming soon - the ending was great! (No spoilers!).

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author:

     Clifford W. Dunbar was born in Lockport, NY, but has spent most of his life in Florida. He has taught English and English as a Second Language in both public and private schools. He also taught computer courses and has worked extensively in the IT field. He once published an academic article on noun compounds but these days he focuses his writing on exciting science fiction stories and silly romantic poetry.

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