Hiya guys and dolls! I’ve got a new review for you today – a political contemporary thriller/adventure by author Eric Vinc3nt (yes, there’s supposed to be a number there, lol).
If you’re into conspiracy theories, political dramas, and modern-day adventures, be sure to check out the Phi-Town action!
~Author: Eric Vinc3nt
~Released: December 25th 2017
~Length: 283 Pages
~Genres: Mystery, Adventure, Conspiracy, Adult Fiction
Pope Francis made it safely out of Philadelphia in 2015. Find out why.
Donna Modigliani, Philadelphia’s district attorney, senses a threat to a real-life 2015 event in the city hosted by Pope Francis. But when her effort to uncover it seems thwarted by a mysterious Washington official, she turns to freelance agent Tristan Boumann, a modern-day Benjamin Franklin, because Donna knows about Tristan’s uncanny knack for unraveling threats that cops and feds are prone to miss. PHI-TOWN is at once a portrait of a great city in the throes of a historic event, and a passenger-seat view of a native daughter and son’s stylish adventure in saving their beloved hometown from an apocalyptic infamy.
Eric Vinc3nt comes from a family of spies, and practiced the tradecraft himself in the private sector for a time. In his previous life as a musician, he was granted the ASCAP Composer Award six consecutive years in recognition of his critically acclaimed, internationally performed soundtracks for Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia. He’s released an album of original music under the name of the central character in his Pyramider Spy-Fi series, Tristan Boumann, with the title Every Love Story Is a Spy Story, which can be found in the iTunes store.
~ Connect with Eric Online ~
Espionage and mystery are some of the best elements to have in a novel. When paired with the obvious thrill of danger and suspense, a well written story can almost romance it’s reader with every page. It can be hit or miss to find a good one, but for me, Phi-Town was definitely intriguing and entertaining.
Set in fairly modern 2015, real-life events filled the pages, giving this tale an air of possible reality I love to see in novels. Following Donna as she turns to anyone who will help her figure out the mystery threat her gut tells her is coming to Philadelphia, and the Pope. With remnants of stories like National Treasure and any Dan Brown novel, this book had the endearing twist of the freelance genius being the unsung hero, in a way.
The writing was smooth and eloquent, as any good espionage novel should be. It was quick paced, flowed well between suspense and mystery, with elements of humor and some down-time of modern life thrown in when needed. I enjoyed the writing style, and imagine I would enjoy any novel from this author.
If you’re a fan of spy novels, definitely check this one out, and most likely it’s sequels as well – I doubt you’ll be disappointed. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book, and thank the author for his review request.
*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
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