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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: Very Important Corpses

Very Important Corpses Very Important Corpses by Simon R. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES by Simon Green
[ISHMAEL JONES Book 3]

Since the first book, I've been head over heels ecstatic about this series. Ishmael Jones is a covert--very intensely--operative, currently in the employ of the generically titled The Organization. No ordinary spy is he; Ishmael Jones operates in "the hidden world," the shadows where sometimes the monsters are men; and sometimes they're monsters--literally. A lovely combination of supernatural, paranormal, and extraterrestrial/extradimensional, this series ranks high on gore content, violence, and heroism (Rocky and Bond, eat your hearts out). It's totally engrossing.

In VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES, Ishmael and his human partner Penny Belcourt (introduced in Book 1) are tasked to security at Cronach House, a Scottish fortress of high antiquity, poised overlooking notorious Loch Ness. Their charges are a secretive financial group supposed to be more secret and more powerful than even the Bilderburg Group or the Illuminati. Their sense of high entitlement enables a pointed riff on class distinctions and perceptions.

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