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Ripper (Event Group Series #7)

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    The Event Group is a secret US government agency, led by Major J

    The Event Group is a secret US government agency, led by Major Jack
    Collins, that has been tasked with eliminating those threats that many
    of us dismiss as myth, conspiracy, or sheer fiction. Having first
    appeared in Event, where the aliens of Roswell were the focus, the team
    has carried on through to this, their seventh adventure. In Ripper, as
    the you may guess from the title, David L. Golemon has made Jack the
    Ripper (or, more accurately, his legacy) the focus. It's always
    dangerous to mess around with world history, especially when you're
    embellishing it with fictional history, but Golemon takes a smart
    approach here. His book is equal parts science-fiction drama, comic book
    adventure, and blockbuster action flick. Unlike so many authors who try
    to imbue these kinds of stories with some sort of artificial
    significance, or thought-provokingly topical relevance, Golemon simply
    invites us to grab a bag of popcorn, suspend our disbelief, and enjoy
    the ride. The novel begins by introducing us to the 'real' Jack the
    Ripper, an American scientist who is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In
    fact, it's Robert Louis Stevenson himself who tips off Scotland Yard as
    to the Ripper's identity, much to the displeasure of the Americans . . .
    and Queen Victoria. Skip ahead a hundred years or so, and we meet the
    members of the Event Group working to recover the lost notes and samples
    of the Ripper - who, as it turns out, was largely responsible for
    shaping the latter stages of Patton's career. In terms of sheer
    audacity, it's one hell of a way to begin a story, but I loved it.
    Detractors of the series will complain that the heroes and villains here
    are somewhat stereotypical, and that the dialogue is definitely cheesy
    at times. So what? This isn't high literature, it's the literary
    equivalent of a summer blockbuster! The heroes are likeable, admirable,
    and well-worth rooting for. Similarly, the villains are absolutely
    despicable, but they're damned entertaining. I daresay I can recite more
    lines of dialogue from this book than any I've read this year, and
    fellow readers recognize them immediately. This is a story that's full
    of action, imagination, and even some morbid humour. The writing is
    solid, the pacing is quick, and the twists are almost as much fun as the
    cliffhangers. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am definitely ready for more.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Highly recommend this and all Event Group books.

    If you like maybe it could be and just a little out there books. You must try.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Final Solution

    Finally, a rational explanation to the mystery of Jack the Ripper. Loud cheers for the author!

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    highly recommended

    loved this book with jack the ripper interesting twist. love triangle was surprising

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    interesting read

    nice addition to the event group series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    BEST EVER This is the best series of books I have ever read - ba

    BEST EVER
    This is the best series of books I have ever read - bar none....
    I only hope there will be many more to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Could have been better

    Did not feel this was as good as his other Event group books

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