Friday, April 22, 2011

Unsavory Delicacies - Russell Brooks

A three-course story collection with a side-order of revenge.

For fans of Barry Eisler, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler. Three short stories of suspense with unsavory results.

Crème Brulé—Rogue operative, Monique Beauvais, cons a software genius into selling her a coveted technology that would allow its user to control CIA drones while they’re in flight. And she will go as far as killing him in public in order to have it.

To the Last Bite—A renowned food critic—whose scathing reviews have closed down restaurants—gets a savoury surprise.

Shashlyk and Morezhenoe—CIA operative, Ridley Fox, leads a team against one of Russia’s most powerful crime families. He discovers secrets, but not one that he was expecting to find.

 Three stories with three consequences. All containing three Unsavory Delicacies.

Synopsis taken from

Title: Unsavory Delicacies
Genre: Adult Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense
Publisher: Russell Brooks
Publication Date: April 22, 2011
Format: E-book
Source: Received from author. Many thanks goes to Russell Brooks for sending me a copy of his book. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
Look for it: Amazon Kindle, Nook, Smashwords
My rating: 4/5

Unsavory Delicacies is a compilation of three short stories from author, Russell Brooks.

Crème Brulé is an intriguing tale about a rogue operative who entices a software engineer to sell her a piece of classified technology. The story captivates the reader quickly, and leaves them wanting more as it concludes. Memorable characters make this an enjoyable treat. 

To The Last Bite is a tale of just desserts, and revenge best served cold. A harsh food critic finds that his columns can make or break a restaurant's reputation. What he doesn't realize, is how much is taken personally by certain chefs. This one isn't meant for those with a weak stomach as it has an unusual twist. I realized what had happened in this one before it was revealed, yet found it still a good read. 

Shashlyk and Morezhenoe takes a look at the lives of a powerful crime family. Ridley Fox, a CIA operative is on a mission to uncover classified intelligence, however he finds out more than he bargained for when he uncovers a secret that was supposed to be kept under wraps. 

All in all, three succulent morsels that will leave the reader begging for more. I'll be keeping my eye out for Brooks' future works. 

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