Friday, May 15, 2020

Review: Valley of Vultures

Valley of Vultures by Paul Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Manning Lee Stokes, probably best known for his Nick Carter: Killmaster books, authored this book, the fifth in the Expeditor series. It's a wild spy adventure with John Eagle, undercover and unarmed, traveling to Ecuador to investigate a suspicious resort that promises youth to rich old men. Eagle soon uncovers testicle-transplanting Nazis, nymphomaniacs, grown-up Hitler youth, and a little lesbian porn filmmaking throw in for good measure. Stokes is in fine form here compared to his previous Expeditor efforts, the first two books in the series, which had a fairly high snore factor. This book is engaging and very well written throughout. The last quarter of the book shifts gears and sends Eagle on a second mission to Ecuador, fully armed this time, to deal with Hitler's son - of all people. Eagle befriends a horny and hilarious native girl who provides some appreciated levity in this mission, which surprisingly turns out to be just as engaging as the first. Definitely the best in the series so far. This book is big-ass Buick great!

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