Harry Beck awakes one morning next to another Bahamian tourist expecting another carefree day. He has no idea that his world is about to be turned upside down. He soon finds himself wrapped up in someone else's mess and has no idea who to trust. His closest childhood friends may not be the people he always thought they were.
Mystery, murder, and organized mayhem interrupt the tropical paradise in the Bahamas. Harry must quickly figure out what is going on and who is involved before he and his friends land in harm's way.
Plot (16 / 20)
While the actual crimes being committed in Dark of the Sun are not anything new, the quest to unravel the mysteries feels fresh. The action is fast and it seems like you learning everything at the same time Harry does. There are several twists and turns that I did not see coming and that is something I always enjoy.
Characters (22 / 25)Harry Beck is the typical hero character you would expect in a thriller. But you will still find yourself liking him. The support characters are interesting and the bad guys are not so over the top that they are unbelievable.
Climax / Ending (23 / 25)
As you might expect, this one has a violent climax that builds up from a lot of exciting action. I won't give anything away, but there is a satisfactory ending. Some of it was a little expected, but still enough originality to make the read worth the effort.
Overall Impression (18 / 20)This is a fast read. The chapters are very short and filled with action. Dedicated thriller junkies should be able to tear through this one in a day. I think this would make a great beach read. I almost wish I had waited until this summer to read this one. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend it to anyone that likes fast action thrillers and police mysteries.
Cover (10 / 10)I found the cover for this book truly amazing. It really sets the tone for the action in the novel. You get the idea that the book takes place somewhere tropical, which is correct. You also see a cool, confident man alongside the silhouette of a well figured woman. This gives an overall James Bondish impression.
Final Mo Score: 89
Book Details:Dark of the Sun
by Len Maynard and Mick Sims
Original Publication Date: March 5, 2013