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Fast by Jerry   Gill
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Mar 31, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: adventure
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads/First Reads

"Fast" the fifth installment in the "Vic Challenger" series which I won through Goodreads Giveaways begins after Victoria Custer (pen name Vic Challenger) a travel writer and her friend Lin Li return to the normalcy of life in Beatrice only to be whisked away to Australia to visit Vic's Aunt Ethel Hudgeons and her Uncle Pete. But life is never simple for the re-incarnated cave girl especially when her aunt, uncle and their guests at a party at their bush station are robbed; personal valuables stolen as well as a piece of an old treasure map. In a fast-paced, action-packed adventure Vic and Lin track the thieves into the wilds suffering the heat, thirst and learning to live on bush tucker until they confront the culprits in a mysterious grotto where a vicious legendary beast guards the family's treasure.

At the heart of the story is Na-tul a mighty huntress and warrior who died in an earthquake 100,00 years before and was reincarnated as Victoria Custer an adventurous journalist who continues to look for her lost love Nu. Following up on clues that have her searching for the artist Stu James, Vic and Lin take a side trip to Australia to visit her Aunt Ethel.

Intensity and suspense begins to escalate when Vic and Lin hunting for Geoffrey Bucknal and his gang of desperados struggle to survive not only in a hostile environment but in a fight for their lives against thylacines (Tasmanian wolves), the Ur (bloodthirsty beasts), and the bad guys. In this captivating page-turner, Jerry Gill touches on themes like survival, intolerance, justice and the defining choices of an individual.

The characters are colourful, complex and unforgettable; like Vic Challenger who's tactful, independent, adventurous and guarded. Skilled with an ax, she's a proficient warrior and tracker like her trusted and loyal friend Lin Li. These two personalities as well as a cast of others including the greedy, cold, heartless Geoffrey Bucknal and his gang of merciless killers fuel the story with excitement, energy and drama.

Short but thoroughly enjoyable "Vic: Fast" is a roller-coaster thrill ride that doesn't let go until the end. I look forward to reading Vic's next adventure.

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March 31, 2016 – Shelved as: adventure

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