Writer's View - Blown Circuit by Lars Guinard


Lethal Circuit (Circuit Series #2) by Lars Guignard and narrated by Russell Jonas
Genre: 16+ Spy/Techno Thriller
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Available Audio from Audible.com 
About the Book:
Michael Chase is back.WARNING: Blown Circuit, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the #1 spy thriller, Lethal Circuit, is here. If you don't like turbo-charged action adventure, then you'd better find some place to hide.
But now he has enemies. Deadly enemies.

Good thing Michael is in no mood to play nice.
Michael survived China. Barely. But now he's got bigger problems. A pair of coordinates broadcast on an obscure frequency have brought Michael to Istanbul, Turkey where credible chatter has emerged that a terrorist group plans to use a devastating device to hold the world hostage.
Designed by Nikola Tesla, arguably the greatest inventor of the Twentieth Century, the device is experimental, it is capable, and it has been missing for almost sixty years.
If Michael is to prevent a catastrophe, he'll need to get to the device before the Conspiracy or risk upsetting the global balance of power forever. Of course, finding the Tesla Device is one thing, knowing whom he can trust with it is another matter entirely.
To survive, he'll have to do both. If he doesn't, what started as a bad day is about to become a disaster.
Can Michael fight his way through the lies and deception to save the world?
If you can't get enough of the action of Lee Child and Vince Flynn, the intrigue of Robert Ludlum, and the adventure of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, you are going to LOVE Blown Circuit!

 Book can be found at:

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About the Author:
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been

an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.

Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him

profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided

to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!

Author Sites:
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About the Narrator:
Headshot_Russell Jonas_Legit_01.09.2011 (1)Russell Jonas is thrilled to make his audiobook narrator debut with “Blown Circuit.”  Russell has worked in commercial voice over and television since 1999 and has appeared in forty stage plays in New York City and in 46 states, including the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company. Russell teaches The Art of Acting at Southern Methodist University.


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The Writer's View

Disclaimer: Due to some medical issues with a close family member, I was unfortunately unable to finish this novel before the blog tour. This review will be based on first 1/3 of the novel. My apologies to the author and narrator that I was unable to give a complete review at this time!

This novel falls outside of my usual genre, but when Candace recommended the first novel in the series, Lethal Circuit, I quickly found myself hooked by the high-octane action spy thriller.

The next novel in the series, Blown Circuit, continues in the same adrenaline-fueled pace.

Action Sequences

The strongest aspect of this book is the action scenes. They ROCK. As I was listening, I felt like I was in a movie theater watching a Jason Statham or Bruce Willis movie. I love action movies, and I love good action scenes in a novel. Each fight scene in this book is jam-packed with details that make you feel like you're in the scene, not just a spectator watching from the side lines. Hands down one of the best features of this book.

Exotic Locale

When I read, I love experiencing a new environment. The first novel in this series transported me to China. This novel took me to Turkey, a place I've always dreamed of going. I loved experiencing all the minute details of Turkey, which Guinard weaves expertly into every scene. After the action scenes, setting is the strongest feature of this novel. Readers should prepare to be transported!

Too Much Action

While I admire the amazing action scenes Guinard crafts, for me this novel was a bit too heavy on plot/action without the balance of character. I felt like I was being slingshot from one high-octane scene to another. Michael, the main character, is totally likeable, but other than his quest to find his father there isn't much going on in this book in the way of characterization. I like a novel with a bit more character study, but this is just personal taste.

Overall this is a well-crafted action book that I think will please fans of the genre.