by Mike Bond

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BN ID: 2940159169105
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 618,958
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Called "master of the existential thriller" by BBC, "one of America's best thriller writers" by Culture Buzz, and "one of the 21st century's most exciting authors" by the Washington Times, Mike Bond is a best-selling novelist, war and human rights journalist, and environmental activist. He has covered guerrilla wars, death squads, and military dictatorships in Latin America and Africa, Islamic terrorism in the Middle East, and ivory poaching and other environmental battles in East Africa and Asia.

His critically acclaimed novels take the reader into intense situations in the world's most perilous places, into wars, revolutions, dangerous love affairs and political and corporate conspiracies, making "readers sweat with [their] relentless pace." (Kirkus) and drawing them "into a land and a time I had not known but left me with my senses reeling." (NetGalley Reviews)

His books have been named among the best of the year by reviewers and readers alike. He speaks multiple languages, has climbed and trekked over 50,000 miles on every continent from the Antarctic to Siberia, and is at home in some of the most primitive and dangerous places on the planet.

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Snow 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
angnay01 More than 1 year ago
This book told a story of just what greed and selfishness can do to a person. One of the main characters comes upon a plane crash. Inside the plane is a million dollars worth of cocaine. He tells his buddy about it and they decide that it is a great idea to steal it and sell it. They then continue to get themselves deeper and deeper into trouble. They are be hunted be the DEA, the cops, Vegas killers and the Mexican drug cartel. It was an action packed book with several twist and a good ending. I would recommend it. Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced copy for my honest opinion.
gabizago More than 1 year ago
I really tried, but I couldn’t relate at all to the characters on Mike Bond’s “Snow”. I didn’t like them. I couldn’t root for them. At some point, I just wanted the story to end - but then when it did end, I kind of wished it had a little bit more on what happened afterwards. This thriller is very fast paced, and you get to experience the different perspectives of each character. Everyone is super greedy and wants whats best for them. I like how the title of the book both talks about the weather and the product that is being stolen (at some point, the book even talks about “snow” falling on “snow” and kind of disappearing). If you’re interested in a fast paced adventure thriller with drugs, former sport stars, and lot’s of traveling back and forth to and from Vegas, then this might be the book for you.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Mike Bond’s Snow Two men go on a hunting trip in the Montana wilderness with their well known guide. It is cold and there is so much snow everywhere. One of the men is from LA. He is a former football star now an announcer for one of the football networks. The other man is his investment broker. Each year they go on this trip with the same guide. This year both men are facing financial troubles. One finds a crashed plane with two coffins. The coffins are filled with snow but not the kind that falls from the sky but the deadly type one sniffs, worthy millions of dollars. Powerful, explosive, sinister plots of deceit, greed, betrayal, corruption and revenge surrounded the characters. The descriptions are vivid. I could feel the wind, cold & snow. The reader traveled with the characters through Montana, New York City life, the lights & casinos in Las Vegas, the mountains of Denver. The reader learns how each character thinks & lives their life whether a ex-football star, a broker, a hunting guide, an DEA agent, a cartel queen and her gunman, a casino operator plus other law enforcement officers. An interesting read in the wage between good versus evil. I volunteered to read Snow. Thanks to Bookish First for the opportunity. My opinion is my own.
WordPassion More than 1 year ago
Snow has an interesting premise......two old hunting buddies stumble upon an empty downed plane. Empty of people that is. Plenty of "snow" (cocaine) in the back and plenty of temptation after finding it to create even better lives for themselves. But things begin going awry almost immediately. There are a couple of close calls with a bear, their Indian guide is stunned when the men steal (and then dump) his pick up truck and leave their horses to be attacked by the bear. Local law enforcement is involved, Federal law enforcement is interested, and, of course, the "owners" of the cocaine are very eager to find the men who have taken what is theirs. The writing is good, and I liked the story but found myself wishing that I knew the characters better. Simple greed and CYA is too simple an explanation with so many 'moving parts' and the ending ties things up a little too neatly. Overall, worth the read but lacking in depth.
LisaB95 More than 1 year ago
This is a nice snowy read for the summertime. All the snowy weather made me cold. This one is hard to rate. To me, it was like a love-hate relationship. I know other reviews have said it but I have to say it too, the writing is excellent. It’s no wonder this author is so successful. The unique style he possesses is amazing. And you have adventure and thriller in the same book. It was really intriguing. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. As great as it was though, as I read, I also hated what I saw. The way the two characters treated another was so disheartening. I wanted to throw my iPad. But at the same time, the writing was so good that I just couldn’t look away. Like a bad car wreck lol. To think that a human could be so greedy. Always wanting more and never knowing when to quit. Such is life for some. If you like shocking stories that mess with your psyche, then you will love this. If you don’t like reading something that show how wicked the hearts of man can be to others, then stay away.
YourDreamComeTrue More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the premise immensely before reading the book, but I knew I'd heard of it before - at least I did the premise. This was actually published last October, and I enjoyed it this time around more than I did then - I didn't get to finish it the first time. Overall, I liked the writing style and enjoyed the story being told from different points of view - a tactic or style that helps me immerse myself into a story even more, or at the very least makes the book go by faster, and I think that is this book's strong suit for the most part. The story was told well and I found myself "in the character's shoes" more than once. I was glad to have a second chance to read this, for I didn't get to enjoy it quite as much the first time as I did this second time.
qstewart More than 1 year ago
A guided elk hunt in Montana ends when the two hunters come upon a plane loaded with illegal drugs. No bodies are in the plane and no one else is around. What will they do and can they get away with it if they take the drugs? Both men are in dire need of money and the decision seems to be an easy one. Of course they are being tracked down by the DEA and by the original owners of the contraband. Their journey takes them from Montana to Denver to Las Vegas and one of them makes a side trip to New York. Can they find a Buyer? Can they trust each other? Is there anyone that they can trust? Their discovery was made on a mountain in the snow and the chase ends in the snow. Who, if anyone, will come out on top in the chase to control the "snow". An excellent thriller.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Thinking back on this book definitely brings a smile to my face. This was definitely a drama, however, the characters sometimes seemed like they came right out of a Keystone Cops silent movie. I seriously had to shake my head at times for their stupidity and greediness. They could be so dumb. However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There were a few spots when I think there was a little filler inserted, but overall, a good read for me. Lots of action & many twists, I sped right through this one. Thanks to Mandevilla Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
I was not sure what to think about Snow by Mike Bond. There were so many times I thought I was reading a comedy. Zack, Steve, and Curt are all men who have successful lives with hidden secrets. They steal a drug-lords cocaine with the plan to sell it and get rich. This is where the story went crazy. Zack and Steve, the two with the cocaine, were clueless. They think it would be quick to head to Vegas or New York and sell it out of the back of their cars. DUH! Nothing is that easy, especially with a drug-lord searching for their drugs. I liked the locations. The mountains of Denver were portrayed beautifully. The excitement, lights, and casinos in Vegas were shown in their true ways. The little bit of time in New York was busy and chaotic just as I picture life living there. I find that the way an author sets the book in the location often makes a huge difference to me. If the locations are believable, realistic, and true to life I find myself picturing them as I read. Mike Bond did a great job bringing the reader into the book through his descriptions of the surroundings. Thank you Tracy G. Minsky of Meryl Moss Media for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Mike Bond and Mandevilla Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I enjoy Mike Bond novels. In this one the protagonists are not sympathetic in any way, yet you still find yourself hoping they will be able to get out of the mess they have gotten themself embroiled in this time, if only for the sake of the people who love them. Zack is a retired Broncos football star now doing color for a major network. He has husbanded his income over the flush years, setting aside enough to live comfortably when he is no longer in demand in the land of football. His portfolio is invested in conservative investments with his broker and friend Steve. Steve is a rich kid who had all the benefits money can buy but luck has not been with him lately. He has managed to invest his own and Zacks money in stocks which are now basically worthless. Zack will never forgive him, and Steve's wife and two children will be homeless at the end of the month. Maybe he will think of a solution - and find an opportunity to let Zack know about the loss of all his savings, on their annual elk hunting trip to Montana with their mutual friend and guide, Curt. Yeah, that's gonna work out well. In a very entertaining way....
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
I have always described Mike Bond as a lyric writer, someone whose prose is so beautiful you just enjoy immersing yourself in it. In all of his books, the environment is a major physical part of the story. In his latest effort, the snow is a constant feature, but does not play as great a role as in his earlier works. This book is unique in that none of the major players is a hero. Everyone in the story is human, and displays flaws that result from being human.. Zack and Steve, as protagonists, show how easily someone can fall into an unescapable hole. Curt, the guide, is the closest to being a good man, but he too has the demons that drive him bad. Whether it is a cartel hit man or a gold-digging woman, everyone in the story has a lesson to learn. From the lights of Las Vegas to the towers of Manhattan, to the blowing snows of the Rockies, the action and suspense continue unabated. This is a fantastic story, told beautifully.