Ferocity is the story of Jack Tide, a young hitman trying to pass his college exams, maintain a normal life, find out what happened to his girlfriend who dumped him, and assassinate a senator. It's a black comedy adventure thriller in the vein of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity mixed with David Sedaris mixed with James Bond. A story about negotiating love and explosions in the new age. More
Chaos begins with love. This is a fact that Jackson Tide is rapidly discovering as he negotiates his increasingly chaotic life. Jack's not just a young hitman living in the emerald city of Seattle, but also a college student with dreams of teaching. Now, not only has his girlfriend mysteriously left him, but a powerful organization has hired him to take out a senator. The organization hints that there is more to Jack's past than believed. Questions arise. What is a Ferocity? Who is the enigmatic Mr. Sunset? Why did his girlfriend leave him (and was she cheating on him), can he pass his Humanities test, and is he a sociopath or just unlucky in love? Ferocity is a black comedy adventure thriller in the vein of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity meets David Sedaris meets James Bond. It's a story about relationships in the new millennium and bullets.
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on June 18, 2015 :
Michael Callinglast can write. He proves it with this teaser book of three chapters. If you are tired of reading ebooks riddled with bad grammar, flat characters and missing punctuation Ferocity will be a refreshing change.
Jack Tide is a sarcastic and seemingly confused hit man who is both worried and irritated that the girl he has fallen in love with suddenly seems to have vanished. Jack is a multi-talented killer and is not tied to just one form of assassinating people. The location of Seattle is well depicted and brand name references abound but the character of Jack Tide is relegated to driving a fictitious car which I found puzzling.
The writing is certainly above average and I may download the next installment but I have to confess that this book's description did not reveal that it was only the first three chapters of something longer. Personally I don't 'get' offering books in chunks; I'd rather have a complete work. I felt a little gypped (even though it was free) when the 'book' ended after only three chapters. Another installment is currently available but after that I have to wonder how long until more? With so many books to read I don't want to invest in a story that may never have a conclusion. I'd urge Callinglast to take his obvious talents and offer a completely finished project instead of a sporadic piecemeal.