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Preview — Blood Trust by Eric Van Lustbader
Blood Trust (Jack McClure/Ali Carson #3)
It was once said that you must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible . . .
Alli Carson has been through her own personal hell. With her father, the President of the United States, recently dead and her mother in a coma from a terrible accident, she has poured herself into her training to become one of the best FBI agents at the Fearington Institute. H
Blood Trust is the third book in the Jack McClure thriller series by Eric Van Lustbader.
Former first daughter Alli Carson is being framed for torturing and murdering her boyfriend after his body is found near the Fearington Institute, where Alli is studying to become an FBI agent. Since the President of the United States -- Alli's father -- and her mother have died recently as the result of a horrible car accident, Alli has nobody else to turn to but National Security Adviser J...more
Unfortunately I could not get past chapter three. None of the characters were sympathetic and the situations created were just plain nasty.
Having read many Nelson DeMille books, I thought I could do this. Mistake.
I'm sure there is an audience for this sort of book, but I'm not part of it.
Blood Trust is the third geo-political thriller featuring Jack McClure and Alli Carson. In this story, Alli is now a recruit at Fearington in training to be an FBI agent while being mentored by Jack McClure, National Security Advisor. When Alli is accused of murder all hell breaks loose. She and many others feel she is being framed. Although her powerful billionarire uncle, Henry Holt Carson, insists he is looking out for her interests, his actions speak otherwise.
Dennis Paull, Jack's boss, giv...more
Jack knows that Ali is not a murderer. Jack agrees to help Ali. It seems that there is more to the murder than just a lover’s spat. Jack and Ali’s investigation leads them down a path filled with deceit, intrigue...more
Blood Trust is the third book in the McClure...more
I tore through the book in a day and a half. I thought it was a good fast paced story that was entertaining pretty well all the way through. It jumps from situation to situation, from continent to continent, only allowing you glimpses of what is going on before thrusting you into the next scenario. The book leaves threads hanging all over the place until they are finally gathered up and connected at the end.
I was at a disadvantag...more
There were also some very funny moments (such as reference to Jack McClure's monstrous brain!) although I don't think they were intended that way.
I realise that this is one in a series so joining part way through is never ideal.
I do read thriller/action novels, and enjoy many for sweeping me away with fast moving plots and intricate story lines. Blood Trust did some of that, but I found it to be light on overall impact.
Some of the language used was odd - I found myself thinking that surely a better word could have been found. I did like the character of Jack (are all action/thriller main characters named Jack?), but...more
Mr. Lustbader is...more