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American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam—on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they're taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, ...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by WiDo Publishing
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Jenny Hilborne
The Taste of Fear is a story of survival. American actress, Scarlett Cox, and her billionaire husband, Salvador Brazza, go on Safari in Africa to revive their failing marriage. A robbery leaves them stranded and in need of assistance from the US Embassy. Almost immediately, Cox and Brazza get caught up in an attack on the Embassy in Dar es Salaam and are captured and taken hostage, along with a couple of Embassy workers and an Australian tourist, by a group of Al Qaeda terrorists.

AQ takes them
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Sandra
This thriller was a little out of my comfort zone, but I couldn’t stop reading it. Kudos to Jeremy Bates who painted such a realistic and gripping tale in “The Taste of Fear” that I had to stop from time to time to catch my breath! Detailed and well-written scenes reveal the dark side of human nature and the even darker side of what lurks in the forests of Africa. Our senses are on alert as the plot unfolds and the pace quickens, and we truly “taste” the fear and horror the characters experience ...more
Vicki Rose Stewart
Let me start by saying that The Taste Of Fear is completely out of my normal review genre. I usually tend to read & review erotic paranormal romances, so I wasn't entirely sure how much I was going to like this book but I grew up reading Stephen King, Dean Koontz & Clive Barker, so I was more than willing to give this a try... I will now be the first to admit that Jeremy Bates easily belongs on the list of my beloved horror, thriller & drama authors.. The Taste Of Fear started out wi ...more
Schuyler Wallace
Jeremy Bates is a terrific young writer who can spin a thriller that appears fresh although made from stale leftovers. The theme of “The Taste of Fear” is not particularly original except for the pairing of marital discord with terrifying oppression. Handling a troubled marriage is one thing but when the element of terrorists fomenting fear and inflicting pain is added, war between connubial couples seems even more intense. Bates presents this scenario with much skill.

The feuding couple, America
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Maria
What begins as an attempt to rekindle her relationship with her husband Sal turns into a nightmare for actress Scarlett Cox. They travel to Ngorongoro Crater in Africa for a little relaxed time, but their vacation is anything but. Salvador Braaza, a very rich man, has invisible enemies. He trusts his life to Danny, his right-hand man, but Scarlett isn't so sure about Danny's loyalty. Their vacation turns into a struggle, and Scarlett finds herself torn between two men. This novel is filled with ...more
Hyouten
Actress Scarlett Cox and her husband, the multi-millionaire hotelier Salvador Brazza head to Africa in an attempt to save their marriage. Instead, they get kidnapped by terrorists. I think they get more than just a taste of fear itself.

The Taste of Fear touts itself as a thriller, throwing its characters against terrorists and then letting them figure how to get out of there, let alone survive. Unfortunately, the book failed to engage my interest. It spent too much time setting up about various
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Beadyjan
A sensational, breakneck thriller with loads of action, merciless violence and adventure.

Celebrity couple actress Scarlett Cox and her older, tycoon husband Salvatore (Sal) Brazza have hit marital problems just 4 years into their marriage, life together in the constant glare of camera flashes and dogged by the paparazzi provides little time for the pair to reconcile their differences.

So they decide that spending Christmas on a safari holiday in remote Tanzania will give them some time away from
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Sue
I was so fortunate to receive a free download of "The Taste of Fear" by Jeremy Bates to read on my Kindle.I was so impressed when I read his previous novel,"White Lies",that I jumped at the chance.I was not disappointed.This was an amazing novel by such a skillful author.What a rollercoaster of a ride.

American actress Scarlett Cox and husband billionaire Sal Brazza, had taken a one month separation after discovering her husband's affair. But on the eve of Scarlett's 30th birthday party, she woul
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Joan Adamak
Thrills, Chills; Danger Around Every Bend

Scarlett Cox, a renown American Actress and billionaire Salvatore Brazza, husband and wife, were on the edge of divorce. Scarlett had caught Sal in adultery, but after her car wreck, Scarlett and Sal decided to take a trip together and see if they couldn’t find enough still between them to make their marriage work. Sal had businesses in Africa and they would go to Dubai and check out his new hotel businesses and then take a safari and see the many sights
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Mallory Heart Reviews
Oct 24, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Mallory Heart by: Jeremy Bates
Review of The Taste of Fear by Jeremy Bates

I reviewed an e-book copy provided by the author in return for my fair and impartial review.

“The Taste of Fear” ranks with bestselling thrillers (name your author, you’ll know to whom I compare author Jeremy Bates). Rife with glorious detail of geography, flora and fauna, culture, society, warfare, terrorism, economics, politics, crime lords, and a cast of characters from the very down-to-earth (as is the pickup driver Scarlett encounters in Laurel Cany
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Carol  MacInnis
I was thrilled when Author Jeremy Bates contacted me to ask me to read his new book The Taste of Fear. So he sent me The Taste of Fear and I wondered if he could possibly top his book White Lies.

America Actress, Scarlett Cox has been married for four years to bilionaire Hotel Tycoon Salvador Brazza who has ties to the mob. Sal and Scarlett's marriage has hit many bumps along the way, the latest one when Sal had a brief affair. Sal suggests a vacation in Africa to help repair their life. Sal's 1.
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Kayla
I just downloaded "The Taste of Fear" to my Kindle. First of all, I typically won't read another book while I'm in the middle of series but I'm making an exception today. To be perfectly honest, I bought his last book White Lies & loved it! I just couldn't wait to read his newest work. Cheers!

Alright! Jermey Bates is an awesome thriller/drama author. If you haven't read The Taste of Fear you should do so. Trust me guys, he's done another amazing job. I've found for JB's writing style to be
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Elisabeth Zguta
An Exhilarating, never ending thrill ride. The further you read the novel the more overflowing with danger. Just when you think nothing worse can happen – it does. The pages are packed with suspense. The author brings the reader into an authentic world, writing powerful scenes with great action and vivid surroundings. A true painting of the various terrains and societies, brought forth in lurid descriptions as the characters travel from place to place under duress. The story delivers protagonist ...more
Meka
Probably more like a 2.5 stars.

This is an easy read with ok characters. The plot has a lot of action that keeps you captivated. The lower rating is because of the disappointment in the ending. The momentum is built up, I'm waiting for something great, and I felt it was rushed and outlandish.

Andy Holloman
Bates' thriller grab me from the start and kept me guessing about the outcome during the entire wild ride.
Truly enjoyed the international flavor of the story and particularly how much of the book was set
in Africa. He obviously knows his way around this area (yes, I am jealous). As a writer myself, I may enjoy
watching how authors "unfold" their stories and Bates' does a terrific job in this regard, dropping
bits of info about the characters and plot in at just the right time. The action scenes wer
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Erica
Surprises and more surprises!

Surprises and more surprises!

There wasn't a single page of this book that didn't have me fully engulfed in the story.Great details and tons of surprise plot twists.
Samc
This is the first book that I have read by Mr. Bates. His style in presenting the characters I thougt was awkward. I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading his other works. I will hold all other opinons until then.
Charles R. Snipes
Exciting and suspenseful

Book was entertaining but had so many twists of capture and escapes that it became unreal. The ending was also weak.
Matt
THE TASTE OF FEAR was a pretty good and entertaining suspense type novel. The story surrounds an actress and her husband getting taken by terrorists while an assassin is trailing the husband. The story kept me interested throughout and I enjoyed reading it.

This wasn't the best suspense novel i've ever read, but I liked it and wouldn't mind seeing what else Jeremy Bates has out there.

This is one of those times I would like to be able to do half stars though. I probably would have rated it 3.5 st
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Karen
A safari to Africa meant to rekindle an ailing marriage instead turns into a kidnapping by terrorists and a cat and mouse game with a hired killer. And that's not all, but let me warn you--The Taste of Fear is a wild thrill ride that just gets more intense with each chapter. Totally enjoyable, tightly plotted, and with characters I could cheer for throughout. The relationship between actress Scarlett and her hotel magnate husband, Sal, was believable and sweet, despite its troubled nature. A del ...more
Kevin Bowser
The plot was interesting. But I found it moved a little slow. The thought of an actress and her gazillionaire husband getting away to save their marriage, only to have if foiled by terrorists is a great plot. But, I had a hard time staying engaged with the plot and the character, Sal, was a little hard to sympathize with. And thus, I lost interest in their plight.

I picked it up as a free download for Kindle. So, it was OK from that perspective.
Jennifer Zuna
The Taste of Fear is an amazing adventure that spans LA to the Congo. The vivid imagery was fantastic and made me want to book an African safari. There's a lot of heart stopping moments in this book that kept me reading "just one more page" late into the night. From terrorist attacks and kidnapping to wild animal attacks you won't be able to catch your breath when you read this. A roller coaster ride of epic proportions that gets a big 5 stars from me!
Richard
After reading "White Lies" by this author, I've been looking forward to his next book. I was very fortunate to receive "The Taste Of Fear" kindle edition early, and free, from the author.
Great book, fast paced, with plenty of action and surprises. If not interrupted by things like work, I would have read it straight through.
Cheryl
Well written, easy reading, thriller. Absolutely loved the main characters, even the main bad guy. Enjoyed the descriptions of Africa, and even though it's a little unrealistic occasionally, the story line is great.
Angel
Really good, dirty, gritty, gory. Took one star away for some editing issues and two scenes that were just too much for me, but still aware they are very well written.
Elena
It was just OK. I enjoyed White Lies a lot more.
Marguarita Marion
Thrilling! Exciting! I loved this book.There was many twist and turns that kept you guessing.
jgyweniverel
Sep 23, 2012 jgyweniverel marked it as to-read
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Oh, Definetely a on the edge of your seat read! Yum!
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