Title: Kremlin Tide
Author: Cortez Law III
Publisher: Metro Black & Blue Books
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Kremlin Tide" by Cortez Law III
What I liked from this novel.....
This author really knows how the 'criminal mind' works having read this story that will show all of that in this captivating read but also in this story there will be some forgiveness too. I will say when I first read 'Kremlin Tide' was about I wondered would I really like this type of read which was a deep mystery however, after getting into the read it was not bad at all. I liked how this author helped the reader flow into each chapter presenting at the beginning of a new chapter he let us know just where we were in the read because this novel moves, moves and moves a lot in the read bringing so many twist and turns that you will have to keep up with it that is going on. From the start of the read... from the "911 call murder reports a murder at the church...till the end the reader will be found turning the pages till the end.
For this Sergeant Malcolm Hobbs and his Detectives, the X-Men Homicide Unit really had their hands full in this read. This story will keep your interest as you reads about a Russian Mafia group of bad people who were serial killers on the loose there in Atlanta, Georgia. Will Sergeant Hobbs and his team be able to bring down this terrorism down and then afterwards what then? What had happened and was going on with these Russian immigrates that they felt the need of doing what that did? Now, this is where I say you will have to pick up "Kremlin Tide" and read it for yourself to see how this author gives the reader this well written story. It was quite interesting how these good people: Malcolm, Pepper, Svetlana, Shepherd, Orlando, Selena, Hobbs, Allen, Agents Pratt, Thompkin and I am sure I have left out a few who were able to get this bad element of people down...finally getting their hands on ....... I will say that all of these characters were simply off the chart good, well developed, defined, characterized, real and oh so believable. I found it quite interesting at the end of the read what happened to those two criminals. It really makes one wonder is this what happens to some of the crooks that are put away in our prisons? The christian references that were brought into this read was really special in how this author was able to put this into this story and it being done so well. As you read you can get the feel of what had happened to each one who had this experience with God especially for Malcolm and Pepper.
What I especially liked about this novel...
At the end of this novel when Malcolm Hobbs was able to ask for forgiveness, rededicating his life and be welcome back into the church was truly a wonderfully written part that I truly enjoyed from this novel. Now, once again to understand this and so much more you will have to pick up this read and see for yourself. For me that really made the ending wonderful and to understanding a little more of what all had gone one in Malcolm's life. With saying that would I recommend 'Kremlin Tide?' YES!
Kremlin Tide is a character-driven pageturner. In one book, readers are treated to mystery, intrigue, faith, and redemption.
Anastasiya Goldberg's trek to Atlanta is the catalyst for a series of events worthy of the big screen. The X-Men Homicide Unit, under the leadership of Malcolm Hobbs, work diligently to take down a Russian Mafia group through old-fashioned investigative work. The story is an expose on hatred toward America, prisons, and what it means to practice your faith while seeking justice.
Don't miss this great read. I look forward to reading more work by Cortez Law.
-Stacey Lawrence-Campbell, Author of Dream Girl Awakened and Forgive Me
Mr. Law's debut novel is pleasing page turner...grab on and enjoy the ride!
-Andrea L. Griggs, Creator/Host of Females With A Mission Show on Blog Talk Radio
'Kremlin Tide' is a suspenseful drama that will test the tenants of faith and redemption of all in its path. With a loose suspected serial killer, a determined group of men heralded as 'the X men' this story rounds out with a witness with suspicious connections toppled with to many coincidences. This becomes an unprecedented race to see who will come out unscathed when it is all said and done. Though I've never really been a fan of mystery and suspense or even the grittiness of the street, I was pleasantly surprised how easily I became caught up in this tale. Great job Mr. Law.
-A. L. Barron