Monday, March 06, 2006

Bookreporter Review: "PERFECT KILLER = Perfect Thriller"

Online book review destination, had some wonderfully kind things to say about Perfect Killer. I bolded a few of the passages which made my day.

"PERFECT KILLER, the latest in an exemplary series of thrillers by Lewis Perdue, is one of those rare novels that succeeds on so many levels that it is difficult to list all of them.

It certainly has the requisite number of explosions --- more so, actually --- and fisticuffs, cliffhanging situations, and a grand concept that such a book needs to make it stand head and shoulders on the shelf with its fellows. But when the dust settles and the smoke clears, Perdue's book has more than that going for it.

It is a historical treatise, in its way, wherein redemption is attainable in the present for the sins of the past; there is some (chaste, almost courtly) romance; and, perhaps most interestingly, there are extended discussions dealing with the very essence of who and what we are, individually and collectively....

While the basic good guy/bad guy lines are pretty starkly delineated in PERFECT KILLER, Perdue, through [hero, Brad]Stone, examines some fairly weighty concepts, including those related to God, free will, and the influence that quantum physics may or may not have over human behavior. The discussion goes deep enough to be interesting without diverting from the main storyline. Perdue, in fact, makes these discussions a shadowy but nonetheless visible part of the story, giving the reader plenty to think about in the midst of the action, which is practically non-stop.

The result is a work that causes the mind, as well as the heart, to race; or, to put it in the form of an equation, PERFECT KILLER = Perfect Thriller. This is a work, and an author, not to be missed.

Please click on over to Bookreporter and read the whole review


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations it is a wonderful review! I look forward to reading your book it is on my TBR list.

3/06/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...


I've had good reviews before, but this one is the absolute best!

Perfect Killer is different enough that some reviewers have avoided writing about it because something that moves fast is not (according to them at least) supposed to have deeper levels.

3/06/2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...


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