In the tradition of the James Bond adventures, Dan Streib's Breakneck Hawk action series tracks hero Michael Hawk, a crusading journalist, who loves mystery almost as much as good-looking women. The Seeds of Evil follows Hawk to Venice and into a convoluted past tied in with Nazism. Chris Sorensen captures the Hawk's debonair voice and easily switches between that and the other character's unique sounds. Sorensen handles the pacing perfectly, knowing just when to speed up this action novel and when to let the story breathe. This gun-slinging tale is lots of fun for the action fan.
Hawk comes to Venice in search of a story, and quickly finds one. A fellow reporter is dead, and all the clues lead to the past.
Parts of the puzzle lie beneath one of the city’s murky lagoons. Others lurk in the palatial villa of Count La Scala, a demonic terror-broker whose madness and passion for brutality have their roots in the smoldering ashes of the Nazi’s shattered Reich.
In trying to uncover one of history’s greatest secrets, Hawk must save a beautiful woman from La Scala and evade the murderous pursuit of every terrorist group in Europe.
Michael Hawk is an investigative journalist with a knack for getting the scoop. Part Anderson Cooper, part Indiana Jones, with all of James Bond’s magnetic charm, he saves the day and gets the girl in the end.
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