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Fox Hunter

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2000s: Is the fox the hunter of the hunted?

  • ISBN: 978-1681774381
  • Genre: Adventure, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Charlie’s boss Sean Meyer is missing in Iraq, where one of those men was working as a private security contractor. When the man’s butchered body is discovered, Charlie fears that Sean may be pursuing a twisted vendetta on her behalf Charlie’s “close protection” agency in New York needs this dealt with–fast and quiet–before everything they’ve worked for goes to ruins. They send Charlie to the Middle East with very specific instructions: Find Sean Meyer and stop him-by whatever means necessary At one time Charlie thought she knew Sean better than she knew herself, but it seems he’s turned into a violent stranger. Always ruthless, is he really capable of such savage acts of slaughter As the trail grows ever more bloody, Charlie realizes that she is not the only one after Sean and, unless she can get to him first, the hunter may soon become the hunted.

Travel Guide

The world of Charlie Fox by Zoe Sharp

“Working in the Middle East, where Charlie doesn’t have the same freedom of movement as at home, further helps to put her off her stride.”

Kuwait City and Iraq

Charlie starts out in Kuwait City, making border crossings into southern Iraq. It wasn’t feasible to travel to Iraq to research this book, so I read as much non-fiction work as I could

Jordan

Certain things stuck out as I travelled the country, from the half-finished building projects, to the landscape of stark contrasts, the litter, and the fine dust that coats everything. And the heat, which became almost a character in its own right. The desert, in particular, is a stunning place. Harsh and beautiful, it engenders a sense of peace I normally find only on the ocean.

England and Saddleworth Moor

From Jordan I take Charlie briefly back to a rain-swept UK, to Saddleworth Moor, which can be just as hostile an environment as the desert, in its own way. Charlie goes there to see a man she has good reason to hate, and the setting matched her sense of disquiet.

Bulgaria – Borovets

Another very remote and this time snowy mountainous region the complete conrast of the hot middle East. This is Bulgarian ski country, to an old tsarist hunting lodge near Borovets, above the clouds so that it takes on the appearance of an island sticking out of a white sea. I wanted Charlie to feel the isolation that this landscape provoked, where she is cut off from her friends and seemingly surrounded by her enemies.

 

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Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

Charlie Fox is like a close protection agent. Very very unlucky buy the sounds of things – a mess of a career, an ex, Sean, who blames her for all his problems and a very rocky relationship with him since. Nothing in her life is resolved. Now, she’s being sent to Iraq to find Sean. The reason for him going over is that Charlie was attacked by a gang years ago and now Sean is on the war path so to speak. They’re hiding out in the Middle East. As a reader, I was heart in mouth before I’d even got off the plane with Charlie!

And the novel as a whole – James Bond if he were a woman. It felt like a James Bond movie with more grit and the only cocktails are of the molotov variety. Iraq, where the grittiest parts of the novel are set are pages soaked with desert heat and gritty sand. What world to find yourself in.

This is the 13th episode of Charlie Fox thriller so like me, if you haven’t read the others, then I feel you do miss out on a great deal. The premise and characterization is gripping but I felt lost although the author does do a great job of filling you in but not to the extent that readers in the know will sign and start to flick over these parts.

But on the strength of this “Episode” I’m going back to book one.

 

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Fox Hunter (Charlie Fox 13)

Destination: Jordan, Iraq,Bulgaria Author/Guide: Zoë Sharp  Departure Time: 2000s

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