Quintrell's White


Fiction - Adventure
407 Pages
Reviewed on 09/15/2019
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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Quintrell's White by Clive Hawkswood is set against the backdrop of a tense political environment, with WWI looming ahead. America and Russia are undergoing political turbulence and some key characters are about to orchestrate actions that might change the fate of the world in far more ways than ever imagined before. Kurt Draxweiller leads a Nazi-style secret society and represents a danger to international peace, a probable enabler of German domination. Two powerful men can stop Draxweiller; John Quintrell and one of the Tsar's most trusted assassins. But between these men and Draxweiller are powerful obstacles and enemies to face, including their differences.

Clive Hawkswood's novel is for fans of political thrillers with strong historical underpinnings and it is a narrative with a compelling international setting. The characters are rock-solid, each developed with a rich background. The plot is intelligently designed with enough twists and surprises to keep readers guessing. It is fast-paced and filled with action. Quintrell's White is a veritable literary tour de force that combines the flair of a good thriller and the sophistication of a historical plot. The deft handling of characters and the focused writing are among the elements that set this story apart. While the setting is well-defined, the author makes the story feel so real, with characters that leap off the pages with a lot of life. There is a rare sense of humor that permeates the writing, and engaging dialogues and vivid descriptions capture scenes and elements of the setting. An entertaining and delightful read, indeed!