Ice Fire (Jock Boucher Series #1)

Ice Fire (Jock Boucher Series #1)

by David Lyons
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Ice Fire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of interesting in its own way. Not bad for a first thriller. A little short on descriptions, except furniture and the one sex scene. Just lacked building on the real reasoning behind the story line. A little choppy between story lines. Recommend if you want to read a newly published author. His work needs a little more seasoning before I would invest in another of his books. Gave it 3 stars instead of 2 to be nice. At least he tried.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the hardcover version of this book just after it was released for sale on the recommendation of a friend who reads every thriller novel that’s published, and also because I noticed that the reviews it has received were by-in-large positive and from a wide variety of sources. I will say that I absolutely loved this book and returned to my local B&N to buy several as gifts for my friends! I started it early one morning and had to force myself to stop a few hours later, resolving to finish it in the evening after the business day was over. Yes, we all must attend to our real work before reading for pleasure no matter how much we would rather indulge! It was such a smooth and enjoyable read that it was hard to stop! I love reading for escape and entertainment, and particularly enjoy humor and wit interspersed in fiction involving otherwise serious subjects like judicial corruption, energy independence and new scientific developments. I also love when facts are woven into the fictional materials, such as the realistic descriptions of the settings used in this book. This book delivers on several levels and ends in a cliff-hanger. According to the promotional information, this is the beginning of a new thriller series. I just can’t wait for more of the fast-paced adventures of the “renegade judge” Jock Boucher! The author David Lyons uses as the book’s primary location the colorful backdrop of New Orleans with its Cajun culture, historic architecture, antiques and the delectable cuisine for which the area is known. Having lived in New Orleans years ago, reading this book brought back my memories of good times spent there—it made me want to book a ticket, walk the French Quarter, the Garden District and Uptown, tasting Cajun delicacies all over again! Also, Lyons writes in a totally natural fashion, weaving everyday events and human experiences into the story—after all, who hasn’t thought he heard the telephone ring while being in the shower, whether it was actually ringing or just the sound of water flowing through pipes? Little examples such as this show the characters as human and make the events seem so real. But the delights of the settings and the writing style aside, it’s a true thriller involving murder and judicial corruption concealing the theft of intellectual property—the wonderful characters really make this book come to life, and there’s humor and romance woven into the storyline as well as action and suspense. As you read, Jock evolves into the type of hero we all love: intelligent and witty with an innate sense of justice. He’s a man’s man with strength of body, courage and a quick mind. Women see a caring man in a refined (and handsome) package. Yes, we would like to think that this guy is out there for real, protecting us all from the forces of corruption and evil! Ice Fire is definitely worth reading for those who love thrillers and seeing the bad guys get what’s coming to them! This would make a block-buster movie and will enjoy seeing the screen version of this very likeable and most agreeable hero.