Read (Anarchy of the Mice) Author Jeff Bond

This was a long read It certainly felt longer *than 517 pages At one point I thought it was over and looked at my kindle % which was *517 pages At one point I thought it was over and looked at my kindle % which was 53% uite a slogSome of this story just didn t seem to go together or add up Parts of it jumped around 6 months later 10 months later etc Just too much Lots of crazy overlooked details too like a smart group of folks the mice who are fooled by Molly s dumb antics Just not believable Add to that Piper s non technical ways when she is supposed to be the group s technical expert Too many blunders for me Durwood was the only saving grace here and even he wasn t a great character but he held the story above water for as long as he could Giving two stars because at least I was distracted by all the mistakes and silliness in the book during this pandemic My copy was provided by Netgalley for review all opinions are my own Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader Anarchy of the Mice is the first book in a new PIthriller series by Jeff Bondt Due out 15th June 2020 it s 462 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats It s worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout I ve really become enad of ebooks with interactive formats lately For Kindle Unlimited subscribers this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for freeI really loved the pulp cover es even the faux distressing and was hoping for a rollicking story I wasn t disappointed This is a well told tale featuring a trio of altruistic mavericks with three wildly different skill sets Much of the situational tension is funny and happily the book doesn t take itself overly seriously Many of the critical story elements are somewhat farcical if not downright ridiculous lead character Molly is going to infiltrate a hacker collective despite not being tech savvy in any way shape or form For me it was a bit like hot dogs delicious as long as they re not examined too closely Although set in the present day the action and adventure hearken back to the days of the pulps like Creasey s Baron and Toff and Gardner s AA Fair books Donald Lam Bertha Cool with a tiny smidge of Hap Leonard thrown in for good measure much less active violence and much cleaner language than Lansdale s duo thoughI really enjoyed it Pure escapist over the top and well written The author is a capable wordsmith Bonus for this edition a sneak peek at the first chapter of the next book Dear Durwood Four stars Disclosure I received an ARC at no cost from the authorpublisher for review purposes Starting a Bond book is like getting a grab bag wondering what s inside This novel is a venture into the unknown I felt like it had a cast of thousands It went from tunnels to helicopters and from New Jersey to Paris There were explosions than I could count There was technology galore from 3D images to software erasing everything about a business including its money to weaponized vegetation The characters managed to get out of impossible situations than I thought could be included in a novel Bond certainly does have an imaginationThere are some aspects of the novel that caused me to like it less than I might have I did not find the characters engaging nor well developed The plot centered on tons of action and much less on creating characters catching my interest They just were not likable And then the changes in point of view Some chapters are first person from Molly s viewpoint Other chapters featuring uaid and Durwood were from the universal viewpoint Except the odd chapters 69 universal 70 first person Molly then 71 universal but with Molly in it Just a bit too strange for meThis is a good book for readers who like a long book with lots of action many impossible situations lots of technology a multitude of characters and settings and not much of a character arcI received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours My comments are an independent and honest review What an AMAZING Writing Style Narration that a 462 page read even though I read it on kindle just flips through in one sitting ANARCHY OF THE MICEByJEFF BOND Genre Action adventureThe distressed COVER gave me a NOSTALGIC VIBE the title just went way above my head till the time I read the book DON T BE MISTAKEN BY THE TITLE THE COVER this is one aWeSoMe story With STRONG WOMEN CHARACTERS it just WON MY HEART "There S A Sibling "s a sibling well portrayed between Piper Jackson 17yrs her brother Marcus 19A strong mother who multi tasks everything depicted by Molly McGill her ex is named uaid RaffertySupporting cast Ex soldier Durwood Oak Jones his aged dog Sue Ann STORYLINEThe story begins with Marcus helping his boss in some illegal stuff inturn getting jailed while Piper is shocked angryTbh I LOVED THE PROLOGUE The read is divided into 4 parts 77 chaptersNow Molly singlehandedly works as operative owns McGill Investigatory PL Business But to make ends meet she is starting with a Business But to make ends meet she is starting with a job when uaid Durwood land up at her doorstep offer her the task to. Bond’s three main characters leap off the page hurtling from one life threatening challenge to the next a gripping thriller sure to please its target audience and likely to have crossover appeal as well BlueInk Reviews starredFrom Jeff Bond author of Blackuest 40 and The Pinebox Vendetta comes Anarchy of the Mice book one in an epic new series starring uaid Rafferty Durwood Oak Jones and Molly McGill the trio of freelance operatives known collectively as Third Chance EnterprisesHow far could society fall without. .

Anarchy of the MiceBust BLIND MICE the anarchist hackers whose leader Josiah is a reckless trouble maker Groups like BM thought that the present situation of the economy gave them a right to practice lawlessness Why she accepts this assignment how she unearths this scam how is her life connected to that of Piper is what the rest of the book is all about BEAUTIFULLY WEAVED ADVENTURES keeps one glued to the read for hours There s a SNEAK PEAK ofDear Durwood book 2 in the THIRD CHANCE ENTERPRISES SAGA at the endThe VOCAB made me look for word meanings which I really relished kindle definitely helped AMAZING STORYTELLING SKILLS Felt like WATCHING AN ACTION MOVIE full of *boisterous adventures LOVED IT 55Nibble NibbleUntil the whole sick scamRots throughRead it on kindle unlimited *adventures LOVED IT 55Nibble NibbleUntil the whole sick scamRots throughRead it on kindle unlimited free noorthebookwormreviews anarchyofthemice what ou need to know about anarchyofthemice What ou need to know about I rarely read novels that go past 400 pages No That S Not Set In Stone But As A General s not set in stone but as a general based on reading a lot of books authors who pass 400 pages begin repeating themselves When that happens my mind slips back into editor mode from when I worked at a newspaper and I start checking grammar and sentence structure and for things that could have been excised without damaging the story itself But enough about me ou re reading this for the reviewPROS The pulp style cover is fantastic The story itself has a blockbuster actionadventure vibe that makes reading the book a joy as pages insist on being turned and the momentum builds to a powerful climax The book may have than 400 pages 512 paperback 462 Kindle and took me about six hours to read but it felt like a three hour movie What was harder for me was finding the time to read the bookReaders meet Molly McGill uaid Rafferty and Durwood Oak Jones during the course of the novel and they are the stars of the story but it is two supporting characers that I kept rooting for most Piper Jackson and Durwood s bluetick coonhound Sue Ann WC Fields said Never work with children or animals and author Jeff Bond supports that theory as Sue Ann steals most of the scenes she is inCONS While it doesn t really affect the story per se the bits about uaid and Rafferty supporting Progressive causes was a little weird as they come off as being conservative than the Progressives of today who tend to favor of a one size fits all solution for the world s problems both real and perceived and favor special rights over individual rightsRATING 5 stars Highly recommended for the reader who also enjoys movies with lots of action intrigue and explosionsI received a copy from the author through NetGalley I also bought a copy All opinions are my own The first installment to the Third Chance Enterprises Book Series Jeff Bond s Anarchy of the Mice is an action packed thriller that introduces readers to a ragtag trio of James Bond esue mercenariesThe story opens with washed up politician uaid Raferty and his muscle Durwood Jones offering single mom Molly McGill an offer she can t afford to refuse go undercover and infiltrate the Blind Mice a terrorist hacker group bent on resetting society Torn between her mission and her growing sympathy for the Hacktivists Molly uickly realizes that the Mice have far drastic intentions than she initially suspectedAnarchy of the Mice is written from a variety of perspectives and populated with surprisingly complex characters Be it Molly s intrepid spirit uaid s anti hero tendencies or the refreshingly transparent Durwood and his trusty dog Sue Ann who just might be the true star of the story Bond s flawed heroes ultimately ground what is an otherwise borderline over the top plotWhile the novel s overall pacing tends to drag at points especially the somewhat bloated second act Bond s consistently tight always well written prose ultimately nullifies this admittedly minor gripeA modern day thriller with a esteryear pulp vibe sporting an awesome comic book cover that is a fun engaging read from start to finish Anarchy of the Mice is a home run Highly recommended for any and all fans of actionsuspense Anarchy of the Mice is the first book in a new series about a small team of altruistic mercenaries who call themselves Third Chance Enterprises I d read and enjoyed Blackuest 40 a techno thriller and The Pinebox Vendetta a political drama and struck up an email correspondence with the author who d told me this and the next one were up on NetGalley I m pretty sure I wouldn t have reuested them otherwise based on the Pulp Fiction covers and strange titles but I like his storytelling and ability to write in multiple different genres This ended up being a rollicking action adventure that was good fun and doesn t take itself too seriouslyMolly McGill is a single mother of two struggling to pay her bills so when charismatic former politician uaid Rafferty and his tough guy associate Durwood Jones show up to offer her another contract she puts aside her misgivings to join their mission Infiltrating a group of anarchist hackers with a social agenda called the Blind Mice led by the deranged Josiah Molly is initially attracted to their ideals of punishi. Data Account balances property lines government ID records if it all vanished if everyone’s scorecard reset to zero how might the world look What savagery would take holdThe Blind Mice are going to show us Molly McGill is fighting it Her teenage son has come downstairs in a T shirt from these “hacktivists” dominating the news Her daughter’s bus is canceled too many stoplights out and school is in the opposite direction of the temp job she’s supposed to be starting this morning She is twice divorced. Ng large exploitative corporations but as their campaign escalates into violence and chaos spreads around the world only the Third Chancers can stop the MiceThis is told from various character POVs but only Molly s is first person She makes a great heroine trying her best not always getting it right but willing to put herself out for the cause uaid and Durwood reminded me of Elvis Cole Joe Pike one of my favourite crime fighting duos although uaid s womanising and manipulations mean the jury s still out for me about him Ex soldier Durwood is a straightforward hero with his loyal elderly dog Sue Ann I went off them when it s revealed she has a history of killing cats which he condones but she s smart and heroic and saves the day than once so I forgave herIt s uite a long book over eight hours on my Kindle but keeps up a good pace with lots of action so this was not a problem The plot became progressively preposterous and James Bond Edge of Chaos Sons of Chaos MC y the it went on no spoilers but there are piranhas black holes and killer plants not to mention apparently unkillable villains and some of the characters motivations made no sense to me but I enjoyed the ride and will be reading the next book soon There is an associated website with various short stories including an audiobook and some character graphics at which is also worth a lookThanks to NetGalley and Jeff Bond for the ARC which allowed me to give an honest review Anarchy of the Mice is published on June 15th Anarchy of the Mice is an adventure that reads like a combination of modern crime fiction and the pulp fiction of decades pastOur three heroes embark on a series of escapades while attempting to take down a group of hackers known as the Blind Mice We have lots of action as Durwood uaid and Molly work together and separately doing whatever necessary to stop the hackers from causing economic destruction Sometimes the action is over the top but in a fun way so it s enjoyable to readWe don t spend a lot of time getting to know the characters beyond the basics From the opening pages we re in a race against the clock The content manages to tackle a serious topic in a mostly lighthearted way making for a nice distraction from real lifeI received a review copy as part of the Partners in Crime book tour Jeff Bond s ANARCHY OF THE MICE is one of those novelsou feel Vol au-dessus d'un nid de coucou you can t put down because there s always something waiting in the next sentence paragraph or chapter andou can t wait to find out what that is In this first of the THIRD CHANCE ENTERPRISES SERIES readers are introduce to the two unlikely partners of Third Chance Enterprises uaid Rafferty the smooth talking former Governor of Massachusetts and Durwood Oak Jones the no nonsense ex Marine The two are on a case involving a group of hackers calling themselves the Blind Mice who are working on disrupting their hit list of companies whose business ethics they have deemed unacceptable uaid and Durwood need to infiltrate the group so they approach single mother and owner of a recently closed detective agency Molly McGill to join them Molly earns the trust of the Blind Mice however almost immediately she finds this job is dangerous than she had imagined The charismatic leader of the group Josiah is proving to be unstable The Summer I Wasn't Me yet Molly is conflicted as she listens to his proclamations and finds herself drawn to his message purporting a fair system in which there isn t the vast discrepancy between rich and poor But things take a frightening turn one night convincing the group that they must apprehend Josiah as soon as they can lay eyes on him As they bide their time waiting for Josiah s appearance the master hacker of The Blind Mice Piper Jackson with help from another faction causes a total disruption in computer systems wiping out all data and sending the country into lawless anarchy This one is a page turner Buckle up for this dystopian actionadventure fun fast paced humorous romantic sci fi with a message at its heart From the intrigue throughout to the hi tech hacking gizmos to the futuristic global chaos that eerily feels closer than it should this book has something for everyone Molly can t seem to uit the good trouble and paycheck that comes with the territory working with uaid and Durwood Oh how I love Durwood and his trusty sidekick dog Sue Ann Missions that felt like a dream the kind that s so vital and packed with life thatou hang on after ou wake up clutching backward into sleep to stay Inside As
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As life as a single mom two kids deteriorates into anarchy Molly s drawn into an assignment to go undercover to help save the world Suspense misadventure even piranhas for Pete s sake trip up the trio as they fight the good fight against the forces of evil all the way to the bowels of a fortress in Paris Recruiting computer whiz hacker Piper Jackson to undo the damage to the world s computer systems which wiped out everything on the grid including property deeds was key *to stopping the absolute chaos The flawed characters each with their own uniue skills and *stopping the absolute chaos The flawed characters each with their own uniue skills and charm keep ou rooting for the good guys all the way throug. ; her PI business McGill Investigators is on the rocks; what kind of life is this for a woman a mere twelve credit hours shy of her PhDThen the doorbell ringsIt’s uaid Rafferty the charming but disgraced former governor of Massachusetts and his plainspoken partner Durwood Oak Jones The guys have an assignment for Molly It sounds risky but the pay sure beats switchboard workThey need her to infiltrate the Blind MiceDanger romance intrigue action for miles whatever Tales from a Pilots Logbook you read Anarchy of the Mice is coming forou. ,