Review of “A Line Too Far”

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Book Review – “A Line Too Far” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by B. C. Colman. This is Mr. Colman’s first publication.

I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in and around contemporary Australia. The primary character is Australian Prime Minister Gary Stone, though there are many other characters of significance.

China makes a sneak attack on Australia, taking over all of the military bases in the north of the country. Thousands of military are held hostage and negotiations begin to formalize the new ownership of the north. Stone decides on an extreme plan of action that he hopes will bluff the Chinese into leaving Australia.

The story encompasses conflict within the Australian government. You are taken on missions by the Australian SAS and Navy. There is also a few stories of how the invasion affected some of the civilian.

I enjoyed the 7.5 hours I spent reading this 324 page Thriller. I liked the characters depicted in the story. I thought that this was a good plot. The cover art is OK, but doesn’t really convey much about the story. I give this novel a 4.4 (rounded down to a 4) out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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