Friday, September 11, 2015

Blog Tour: The Fury by Shane Gericke

Author: Shane Gericke
Publisher: Tantor
Date of publication: September 2015

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the Nazis during World War II and perfected by the United States to use in the Cold War. The bombs soon fall into the wrong hands and create an unstoppable opponent. Only one Chicago Police detective has a chance of preventing those bombs from being used on American soil.

Reeling from the recent murder of her husband as well as allegations of police misconduct, Detective Superstition “Sue” Davis is thrown into an undercover assignment. She must infiltrate the Mexican narcotics cartel responsible for the death of her husband in order to get close to the cartel’s sociopathic enforcer, Jiminez “Jimmy” Garcia.

But when the entire Garcia family is killed in Mexico by a U.S. Special Forces raid gone wrong, Garcia will stop at nothing to get vengeance, including triggering newly acquired bombs on American soil. Superstition’s assignment quickly becomes more dangerous than planned as the threat of a terrorist attack looms closer.

Sometimes, I can really get sucked into a thriller and sometimes I really don't.  Unfortunately, The Fury fell into that later category for me.  It's a shame because I read some raving reviews after I decided to make it a DNF.  I just had a hard time getting into it.  For me, I think it was the continual jump in timelines and locations.  I actually re-read one of the earlier chapters over because I was lost.  As always, I think this just wasn't the book for me.  Check out what others on the tour are saying and then give it a shot.

About Shane Gericke

Bestselling novelist Shane Gericke is the author of Torn Apart, which was short-listed for the prestigious Thriller Award and named a Book of the Year by Suspense magazine. Shane spent twenty-five years as a newspaper editor, most prominently at the Chicago Sun-Times, before jumping into fiction. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. Visit him at

Shane Gericke’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Friday, August 21st: BookBub – author guest post, “13 Hair-raising Books on the Global War on Terrorism”
Monday, August 24th: Books that Hook
Wednesday, August 26th: Vic’s Media Room
Thursday, August 27th: Life is Story
Monday, August 31st: Dwell in Possibility
Tuesday, September 1st: Mallory Heart Reviews
Tuesday, September 8th: SJ2B House of Books
Wednesday, September 9th: It’s a Mad Mad World
Thursday, September 10th: The World As I See It
Friday, September 11th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, September 14th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, September 16th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Thursday, September 17th: Lilac Reviews

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.