Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: The Apocalypse Trigger by Douglas Misquita

Review: The Apocalypse Trigger by Douglas Misquita

The Apocalypse Trigger
Author: Douglas Misquita
ISBN: 978-9351960379

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The Apocalypse Trigger, by Douglas Misquita, is the third consecutive action-packed novel by this author, after Haunted and Secret of The Scribe. From his very first book, Misquita emerged as a skilled storyteller, setting high expectations among his readers, and this third book only adds to his credibility as an author.

Blurb from The Apocalypse Trigger:

In 1947, a freighter in the Malacca Straits sends out a macabre distress signal. When help arrives all the officers and crew are found dead - with no visible signs of injury.

Present day: An environmental disaster in British Colombia pits Billy Bradford against Future Energy Group and its ruthless head of security, Luc Fortesque.

A devastating terror strike on the world's grandest luxury hotel has the globe clamoring for the head of the mastermind, Sebastian Gardner.

But the three men will soon become pawns in a plot that dates back to the end of World War II and the collusion between a powerful, centuries-old cabal and a rogue priest.


I was supposed to publish this review a couple of months ago actually, but, then I got caught up with work and health issues, so never got around to it. This book deserves a shout-out on my blog though. It is another one of those rare gems that I would LOVE to see as a movie!

The Apocalypse Trigger, by Douglas Misquita, is yet another fast-paced adventure thriller with excellently scripted action scenes. The plot spans across time and international borders. The story revolves around struggle for power, world dominance, terrorism and vengeance. There are a lot of characters in the plot, some with slightly bigger roles than the others. They are all important to the story.

Written in Misquita's signature style, The Apocalypse Trigger introduces a lot of seemingly unrelated characters and events in the beginning of the narrative, and then goes on to connect them all in the latter part of the book, in a gripping climax. Now that I know that this is how he writes, I make sure that I pay attention to everything, right from page one, because otherwise, I'll end up flipping back through pages, looking for the missed "dots".

Misquita's attention to detail speaks of research well-done. You can almost visualize the scenes unfolding in front of your eyes. As a matter of fact, I'm quite surprised that none of his books have caught the eye of any Hollywood producer yet!

Anyway, coming back to the book, it has good paper quality and good printing. The only thing it doesn't have is good proofreading. There are innumerable typos in the book. Minor ones, but many. (Again, Mr. Misquita? Why?)

My rating: 4.5 out of 5. The Apocalypse Trigger, by Douglas Misquita, is a must-read page-turner for all action lovers. It will be almost impossible to put this book down once you've started on it.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for reviewing, but that has, in no way, affected my rating and opinions.


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8 comments:

Rajlakshmi said...

I like the style of writing you described here ... I should put this in my list :) thanks for the review

Chicky said...

Thanks Raji. It was a good read.

Eli Ert said...

Hm, I didnt know this book or author, but you make it sounds interesting - will check it out:-)

Chicky said...

Eli, he is one of the lesser known Indian authors, which is surprising, because he writes well. You'll like his books if you're a fan of Robert Ludlum, Dan Brown and the likes.

Sreesha Divakaran said...

I like plots in which seemingly disconnected threads finally meet, but the typos are generally a turn off.

Chicky said...

Hi Sreesha. Yes, you are right. I would have given it a 5 if it didn't have those typos.

Douglas Misquita said...

Thanks, Chicky, for the review. Am glad you enjoyed the book and can apologize that those typos got away. Anyway, that's welcome critique - needs to be ironed out. You may also enjoy the short story e-Book prequel Know Thy Enemy

Chicky said...

You're welcome, Douglas. Yes, please do take care of the typos in your subsequent books. Will surely check out the ebook prequel too.
Once again, thanks for sending me a review copy of this book!

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