Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Nomad's Premonition by Georges Benay + Giveaway


The Nomad's Premonition (Book #2) by Georges Benay
Category: Adult Fiction, 240 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Release date: April 28, 2017
Tour dates: August 14 to Sept 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some violence, a couple of swear words - minimal)

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​Eric Martin is desperate to forget his past, one that almost cost him his future.

Working in Paris as deputy head of a bank's internal security department, Eric notices a high-speed trader's uncanny ability to predict extremely profitable trades. Even though there's nothing illegal about the activity, he knows the trader's success is more than just luck.

But, no one believes him. Armed only with a handful of data and a powerful instinct, Eric searches for the mysterious trader on his own. He suspects that a predictive algorithm has fallen into the wrong hands.

​Eric sets off for Istanbul to find answers promised to him by an informant. He finds an unlikely ally in Interpol agent Stephanie Brule. With Interpol wanting him back in Paris and out of the way, Eric's quest is also hampered by the sudden appearance of his ex-lover, a boss he's not sure he can trust, and a terrorist who always seems one step ahead.

​Will Eric put an end, once and for all, to the nightmare that began when he accepted a job that was too good to be true? Or will his need for revenge and justice lead him deeper into a treacherous world he has no way of escaping?

Not having read the first Eric Martin novel, Nomad On The Run, I did feel at quite a disadvantage particularly early on in its sequel, The Nomad's Premonition. I do frequently read series out of order, but with these books I think I would advise people to read them in the order they were written!

Benay does a nice job of presenting Paris and Istanbul to his readers. I thought he evoked their differing atmospheres quite well and I could imagine the backdrops to his scenes. Unfortunately I didn't think we got to know his characters anywhere near as well as their locations. Even Eric remained opaque for much of the novel and his supporting cast never really leapt off the page. Benay gives us a lot of background information which often digresses from the main narrative so The Nomad's Premonition is mostly slow going with sporadic bursts of action.

I know other readers have enjoyed this story, but it wasn't really a good book for me.


Meet the Author:


Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad's Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Photography Website ~ Twitter


BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
Aug 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway
Aug 15 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Nomad on the Run / interview / giveaway
Aug 16 - Essentially Italian - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway
Aug 17 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of Nomad on the Run
Aug 18 - Northernmsw - review of Nomad on the Run
Aug 21 - The All Night Library - review of Nomad on the Run / guest post
Aug 22 - Hall Ways - book spotlight / interview / giveaway
Aug 23 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / interview / giveaway
Aug 24 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of The Nomad's Premonition
Aug 25 - The Book Drealms - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 28 - The All Night Library - review of The Nomad's Premonition
Aug 29 - Essentially Italian - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Aug 30 - #redhead.with.book - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Aug 31 - Olio by Marilyn - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Sept 1 - Northernmsw - review of The Nomad's Premonition
Sept 4 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway
Sept 5 - Literary Flits - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Sept 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Sept 7 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition
Sept 8 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Sept 11 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post
Sept 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway
Sept 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway
Sept 15 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway


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