Diamond Rain

Quantum Breakthrough Weapon System Mossad Thriller (The Kefira Mossad Series Book 2)

Young Adult - Thriller
222 Pages
Reviewed on 11/15/2017
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Author Biography

Michael James Gallagher is an established author who began his writing journey with a gripping, post-cold-war espionage thriller: "Tsunami Connection". His strong-willed heroine Kefira delighted readers worldwide as she overcame enormous odds in preventing genocide and finding a way to trap a cunning and resourceful ex-Fenian terrorist named Macaulay.

Following strong sales in the English-speaking world, Michael's work has recently been translated for distribution in Turkey and Germany. Michael's fast-moving style and unfailing eye for detail make his books very hard to put down once started.

"Diamond Rain", the second book in the Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue Series, introduces Thomas, a loner with an uncanny ability to chase down details in the pursuit of truth. Believing he has found the foundations of love, he sees everything snatched away from him by technology he can barely comprehend. But the object of his desire has given him a gift before she is lost to him, a gift so precious and powerful that Thomas believes he has the means find her again and, in the process, defeat a reincarnated Mao Tse Tung in Central China.

When not writing or dancing tango, Michael spends his time developing hilariously informative Internet-ready learning modules for his adult students studying in their homes. Planning and editing numerous language textbooks complements his writing experience. He has encouraged high school dropouts to realize their academic dreams for 35 years in Montreal, Canada.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite

The takeover of the world by the Chinese has begun, but not with destructive weapons, as such, but by simple weight of numbers. All over the world, Chinese men have been mobilized to march into foreign countries by their millions, taking over the financial resources of the countries and transferring that wealth to China. Protected from attack by new nano-technology suits, it appears not even atomic weapons can stop the relentless surge of Chinese domination. In Diamond Rain, Michael Gallagher presents the world with just one hope of resisting this invasion. Deep within the Israeli Mossad is technology vastly superior to the carbon-based nano-suits used by the Chinese – a diamond based nano-suit. When Al-Jazeera cameraman Thomas is surprisingly handed this technology as he films the Chinese invasion from high atop a ridge, he is set on a path of technology and subterfuge that will see him and the Mossad agents try to defeat the evil Chinese warlord intent on world domination.

Diamond Rain is a fast-paced thriller that will have you turning the pages rapidly to discover where it all leads next. Author Gallagher has projected technology slightly into the future, but given today’s advancements in quantum physics, it is easy to understand and believe the possibility of the action described. Although some of the concepts were a little advanced for my dim-witted brain to understand, it didn’t detract at all from the excitement of the story. Michael Gallagher’s characters could be described as a little stereotypical, but nonetheless they were easy enough to identify and empathise with. The romance he wove into the story certainly helped to soften the edges of what is essentially an out and out spy thriller. There were enough twists and turns, although most were fairly predictable, throughout the story. I note that this is book two in a series. I was intrigued enough by the character of Kefira to want to read more of the story. A good, solid, thriller and one to recommend.