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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. You gave us an intriguing review, Olga. Let me get it out of my system… Holy Hannah, 34 books!!?!!
    Okay, I feel better now. 😉
    As for not feeling engaged, I’m tempted to say something snarky about not needing to with that many books, but I don’t really feel that way. A large percent of the books of this type that I’ve read, while “good” didn’t engage me either. Maybe it’s part of the genre, I don’t know.
    I do however, find the gaming aspect stale, not because there are so many, but because I’ve seen a good number of stories that use that, and they all seem alike, to me anyway…
    Thanks for giving us your insights. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, he has quite an output, although he can’t compare to some, for sure! He has a very loyal following, perhaps more in the UK. I know what you mean about engagement. I think truly successful series need to have an engaging protagonist, but expectations of what engaging is will be different for people who are really keen on this kind of book.
      I’m not into games myself, and I’ve read some books that I’ve found interesting, but games and gaming were only a side aspect of the plot.
      I hope you have a fabulous week.

  2. dgkaye says:

    Thanks Olga. I’ll definitely be checking more out about Deaver’s books. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. He’s a very skilled writer and very popular. Have a great week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Looks great. Thanks again Olga. Happy week to you my friend. <3

  3. Great review, Olga. It certainly does appeal to me in concept, and feels like a possible film franchise too. My main issue with series featuring such a hero is that they are never really going to be ‘in peril’, as you know they will live to appear in the next book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Indeed, although sometimes writers can surprise us. I read a book not long ago where the main character died… And it seems that in the next book in the series the author goes back to tell the previous story (I haven’t got to that one yet). Yes, I think it could make an interesting movie. I’m sure you’d enjoy coming up with a cast. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Thanks for sharing this, Olga. I haven’t read any of his work, but I’m intrigued now. 🙂

    1. I know quite a few people who are big fans of his work, and it was one of those names I kept coming across, and finally I managed to get to it. It gives a good indication of why people like his style, for sure. Thanks, Natalie!

  5. An intriguing review of this book, Olga. I do enjoy your thoroughness when you review and comments on the characters.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I try to talk about the things readers might be most interested in, but it’s down to personal opinion. Have a fabulous week.

  6. Thanks for the insightful interview, Olga. I haven’t read his books yet, either. I like the premise, it’s too bad it fell flat.

    1. A lot of people enjoyed it, Jacquie, but although I read thrillers, I must confess it didn’t fully work for me, and I go for more psychological fare, rather than action based. He is a very skilled writer, though, so you might want to see if any of his books appeal to you. Have a fantastic week!

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