by John Day
My rating: 4 stars
Series: Max & Carla Thriller - Book 1
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 29, 2015)
Genre: Thriller | Action & Adventure
Paperback: 440 pages
Available from: Amazon
Rescued on a mountain road in Italy by Max Fortune, Carla Day involves him in her life of excitement and danger. He becomes hooked on the wealth and glamor surrounding her guardian, known as the Duke, who controls a shadowy business empire. The manipulative Duke uses the steadying influence of Max to tame and protect the wayward girl. He employs Max & Carla on simple missions, as couriers and trouble-shooters for the business. The pair are trouble magnets and adrenalin junkies who face unexpected danger when things invariably turn nasty. A crashed aircraft, ancient artefact, and mercenaries in the African jungle, a tomb, and nuclear waste in Egypt, treasure from a shipwreck and a hijacked submarine are but a taste of what they encounter. Along the way, Max has to face heartbreak and Carla’s past comes back to haunt her. Will life ever give them a break?
Extinction Event by John Day (Max & Carla Thriller, #1)
Calling all adventure seekers, adrenaline junkies and arm chair thrill addicts! EXTINCTION EVENT by John Day is about to test your limits as a chance rescue plunges one man headfirst into a life of intrigue, manipulations and daredevil insanity with a beautiful woman who lives life on the edge, full throttle.
Carla Day knows no limitations, thrives on danger and Max Fortune must hang on tight as he becomes enamored with the lifestyle of the powerful and wealthy, Duke, Carla’s guardian, whose business empire is built on shady deals and brutal power.
Carla and Max run “simple” missions for Duke, yet somehow find themselves in one hair raising encounter after another. From the treasures in the deep blue sea to hidden tombs to planes that fall out of the sky, these two are human magnets for trouble, racing from one adventure to another. The tension will rise as Carla’s past comes roaring back and the dynamic duo find themselves up to their necks in even more turmoil.
John Day must have been exhausted after writing each chapter, filling them with over-the-top action, and crazy-fast turmoil. Mr. Day’s attention to detail brings the believability level up, although I’m not sure even Superman could outlast these two. Not a quick read, but sure to intrigue and captivate that inner dare devil that think you can anything. Enjoy the few slower moments, and rest up while you read, because things will rev up again, sooner than you think!
Let your imagination run wild and believe in the improbable, if not impossible to survive!