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Collision Of Lies

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A vicious murder at sea begins a series of deadly events stretching from Europe to the Middle East and Africa. International conspirators plot to send a shipment of goods to an undisclosed destination, and they will stop at nothing to achieve their ends. A concealed world of deceit and lies is populated by an international assassin, a brutal ship's captain, criminal busine ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 2nd 2012 by Oceanview Publishing
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To preface this review, I am very happy to say that received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads!

Collision of Lies is an excellent novel, which skillfully touches on several genres of writing. This book could be considered a Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, Detective Novel, Political Novel, and in my opinion even touched in areas of Noir.

Personally, I tend to stay away from Political/CIA Novels because very often I tend to find the storyline unrealistic or implausible. However LeBeau weav
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher as part of a First Reads giveaway. Do with that information as you will.

First the good points. The novel didn't include any gratuitous, graphic sexuality, or any necessary sexuality, graphic or otherwise. Considering it's in the CIA-action genre, this is an accomplishment. Ok, I guess that should have been good point, singular. My bad.

Now the not-so-good.

This was a long slog. It was partly not the book's fault. I was reading it
Let me start by saying I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway but I have received no compensation for this review.

Ok, I enjoy a lot of Espionage/Action books and authors, and I will add John LeBeau to the ones I read in the future as I believe he will continue to hone his craft. The book was very well written without dwelling too much in a certain area, i.e. technology, politics, strategy. That being said, what it did lack for me was a little more action. There was a very defined plot with a fe
John J. Le Beau, the author of this book, is a former CIA agent who is able to bring an informed perspective to his tale of crime and terrorism. The story starts with murder and leads to an international conspiracy. Intelligence services and law enforcement agencies of several nations work together, each focused on a different element of the case.

I found this work to be well paced and interesting, but I do have one criticism. Le Beau has a tendency to over describe and use obscure vocabulary. I
Book Giveaway & Review: When the publisher sent me Collision of Lies by John J. LeBeau, I was excited. Who better to write a thriller about counter-terrorism than a former CIA senior operative? Talk about lending a novel authenticity – whoa! I love it when the lead-in page contains a very official looking paragraph that concludes with, “This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.” And one lucky reader will win an advance readers’ copy (ARC) ...more
Mar 26, 2012 Sue rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of thrillers and espionage
A follow up to his Collision of Evil, this is another fast-paced thriller from LeBeau, himself a former CIA agent. The action and details ring all too chillingly true, especially after you read the author's note at the end.(Full disclosure: I am related to the author).
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Tarmo Syvapuro
First half of the book was very boring, all action and excitement began after that.
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Review copy won on on 3-5-12. Received 3-13-12.
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John J. Le Beau was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. He is a veteran CIA operations officer, who retired from the Clandestine Service after a twenty-five year career, with tours in various parts of the globe.
Dr. Le Beau is currently a professor of terrorism and intelligence studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany, and Chair of the Combating Terrorism Working Group, for th
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