Black Widow and the Sandman

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A mysterious illness is killing children in Cuba, and all indicators point to a terrorist organization being behind it. Black Widow, a drop-dead gorgeous scientific genius, and the Sandman, a mercenary the likes you've never seen, are brought in to do what government and scientific channels have failed to do - find a cure and stop those behind the plot.
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Overview

A mysterious illness is killing children in Cuba, and all indicators point to a terrorist organization being behind it. Black Widow, a drop-dead gorgeous scientific genius, and the Sandman, a mercenary the likes you've never seen, are brought in to do what government and scientific channels have failed to do - find a cure and stop those behind the plot.
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Cuban terrorists have released a toxin that is killing children. The Cuban government believes the United States is behind the attacks. Naturally, they are leery of having an American scientist help them develop an antidote. When Roman Tate, a recluse and a mercenary, is assigned to protect fellow scientist Jeanette Mason, the two team up to find a cure before more children die and Cuba launches an attack on America. VERDICT The pseudonymous Reaper launches a fast-paced suspense series with this engaging and topical tale. It should be enjoyed by fans of Joel C. Rosenberg.
Michael Dunford
As genocide looms, hope may come in what you believe to be the enemy. “Black Widow and the Sandman” follows Roman Tate, a mercenary called the Sandman, as he protects Cuba’s only hope against a deadly biological weapon, an American scientist Jeanette Mason. A riveting novel of action, adventure and terrorism, “Black Widow and the Sandman” is a fun read that will be hard to put down.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982967300
  • Publisher: Hourglass Unlimited
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A multipublished, award-winning author, L. L. Reaper ventures away from the much-traveled path of traditional publishing with this novel from Hourglass Publishing.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

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    Tick Tock

    People are dying in Cuba. But not just any people – children. Children are dying a slow and agonizing death thanks to a mysterious toxin, believed by some to be an attack from the U.S. Lincoln, some sort of high-ranking official, knows he can only rely on the best to find a cure and the culprits. Enter Roman ‘The Sandman’ Tate and Jeanette ‘Black Widow’ Mason. The Sandman, a cross-trained mercenary with exceptional skills, and Black Widow, a brilliant scientist, really don’t have much choice in the matter. Forced to work closely together with time of the essence, The Sandman and Black Widow may be in for more than they bargained as the trail heats up and so does the chemistry between the two.

    Overall I enjoyed “Black Widow and The Sandman.” However, I found parts that were problematic. At times the book didn’t quite seem to know what it was – thriller, romance, romantic thriller, thrilling romance, mystery. The mission at hand often took a backseat to the budding romance. I don’t mind romance. I don’t mind thrillers. When brought together, though, I need a good balance of both. I didn’t find that to be the case here. I also found the romance to be forced and very predictable.

    Though the book’s premise revolves around a toxin and the need to find its creator and a cure, readers are cut short, never getting an understanding of why. I’m not looking for a neatly wrapped package, but I would like the obvious questions answered.

    I like the direction that L.L. Reaper is headed. The Sandman and Black Widow are interesting characters and I can easily see more books about them. I just hope the author tightens up in certain areas with future releases. Books like this are sorely needed in an industry that is plagued with lack of creativity and type-casted characters and plots.

    Reviewed by: Toni
    3.75 stars

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

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    A Gripping Suspense Thriller~!

    Black Widow and the Sandman is a dramatic suspense thriller.

    Shadow has a new mission, one that horrifies him. Someone is using the children in Cuba to test a new virus that renders the victims horribly, leaving them to look like their skin has festered away to the bone. He needs the best of his agents on this team and his best don't like working with others.

    Black Widow, aka Jeanette Mason, is Shadow's goddaughter, though she is unaware of the connection. Jeanette is a top scientist in her field of bio-chemicals, she has been coerced into this new mission by Shadow's blackmailing, threatening to kill anyone who stands in her way, even other operatives, she agrees.

    The Sandman, aka Roman Tate, is the best assassin and sniper that has worked in black ops in years. He gets the job done and isn't messy about it. When he gets the call from Shadow, he is angry, but again, after blackmailing Sandman, to keep him in line, he reluctantly agrees. Children are his soft spot and he would do anything to kill the monsters that created this virus.

    Everyone involved has their secrets and would do anything to keep them secret, even murdering those close to them. Who is behind this biochemical warfare and will the players get out with their lives and their sanity in tact?

    This was a well put together thriller with believable characters, great plot flow and a decent ending. I found the people involved stayed true to their nature without much deviation of character.

    I found the suspense to be gripping, enough to keep you turning the pages, as well, the mystery surrounding each of the characters that helps determine their back story was exceptional.

    I wasn't impressed with the sexual attraction between Sandman and Black Widow but then, I'm not much into romance in such dire situations, who has time to think about such things? I find it always puts a taint on an already great subject matter, why add another emotion that isn't warranted?

    I believe all those who love a good suspense mystery would love this book, there are very few minor problems, on the whole, however, it was a fairly decent read.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Great start to a series

    Something is killing the citizens of Cuba, most notably the children. Doctors are at their wits end try to identify the toxin and find a cure. Rumors are already beginning to circulate that this "plague" is an act of aggression by the United States Government. The head of the Cuban Toxicology Agency reaches out to Lincoln, his friend in the US Government, in a desperate attempt to find the one scientist who can stop this plague. That scientist is Jeanette "Black Widow" Mason, a loner scientist of virtually unmatched skill. Her bodyguard is to be Roman "The Sandman" Tate, the world's top mercenary. The question is can he protect her from the people developed this toxin and don't want a cure found. Black Widow and the Sandman by L. L. Reaper introduces readers to the scientist known as the Black Widow and the mercenary known as the Sandman. Reaper has created two fascinating characters that have the potential to make this a long-lasting series. I've been a fan of the medical thriller ever since I read Robin Cook's Coma and I came close to that same level of excitement with this book. That said, there is room for improvement. I would like to have learned more about the people behind this toxin, more than just the brief mention they received. The novel ends without the reader really knowing the real purpose behind the plot. This plot point could have been developed much further than it was. However. I would recommend this novel to thriller fans, gladly giving it 4/5 stars.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    AAMBC Book Reviews

    The children of a Cuban town are suffering from a mysterious toxin, which inevitably leads to a painful and agonizing death. The Cubans are set to blame a U.S. terrorist organization for the deaths, which could have disastrous consequences in international affairs and potentially start a war. Who do the Americans turn to? A beautiful but deadly scientist code named Black Widow and a trained sniper named Sandman. Although the premise seems a bit farfetched, Black Widow and the Sandman fits perfectly within the suspense thriller genre: everyone is well trained in his or her tasks and know how to get out of a tight spot. L.L. Reaper can set up a good but predictable action sequence. However, there is much salvation in the characters of the Black Widow and the Sandman. They are not simply two-dimensional antiheroes with no background, emotions or other human attributes. Instead, they have their own stories and some substance - at least enough to keep the reader interested in what happens to them next. It's not exactly Jack Higgins' Eagle Has Landed, but Black Widow and the Sandman has its moments. Reaper can tell a good consistent story that is well suited to an adaption to the screen.

    TaKeshia Brooks
    AAMBC Reviewer

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