The Best Urban Military Thrillers Reviewed By BookViral

A Review Of A Night In Babylon By Michael West

Best Urban Military Thrillers

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Print Length: 157 pages

Publisher: Foundations 4 Readiness (5 Mar. 2020)

Language: English

ASIN: B0873Y3J4G

Genre: Urban Military Thrillers

The BookViral Review:

Taut, action-packed and riveting, the harrowing opening chapter from A Night In Babylon sets the tone for this near future-noir thriller from West but it’s not for the faint-hearted!

Futuristic Los Angeles novels have come and gone and it seems that West has given this some serious thought. Creating an immersive narrative for a dystopian Los Angeles, which levelled by a massive earthquake has become a veritable war zone.

On this level, he’s gone for a go-for-broke action extravaganza that rarely pauses for breath whilst fully exploiting the genres favoured tropes. Undeniably brutal and graphic at times he spares no emotion; his writing is sparse and the intricacies of his plot spun together with no annoying lose ends whilst narrative sleight of hand keeps readers intriguingly wrong-footed as he teases away at the enigmatic identity riddle of Tree Newman.

With a broad cast of characters, his main players are robust and well-conceived whilst West’s dialogue is superb with some sublime one-liners. “You can’t walk a straight path in a crooked world,” says Geronimo as Kali laments the killing of Zora and it’s lines like these that get inside our heads to keep us on edge page after page.

Pure escapism for armchair thrill-seekers A Night In Babylon proves an exceptional debut for West and is recommended without reservation.

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