#FridayBookShare ~ Beijing Red by Alex Ryan @ShelleyWilson72

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson. The weekend is a good time to look for new books and this meme might just point us towards some great new reading ideas.


Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) 

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene

As I’m still reading the book from last week, my choice is Beijing Red which is on audio. I’m about 60% in.

First line

When he was a boy, his father gave him a John Deere toy tractor set for his fifth birthday.

Book blurb

When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bio-terrorism investigation being conducted by China’s elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism unit.

To clear his name and avoid prosecution, he must team up with beautiful Chinese CDC microbiologist Dr. Dazhong “Dash” Chen to find who is really behind the attack. As their investigation proceeds, their budding friendship is tested by nationalistic loyalties and suspicion.

In a race against time, Nick and Dash must risk everything to stop a mad man before he unleashes the world’s next super-weapon in Beijing.

Main character

Handsome, fit, good guy

Cover image


Audience appeal

Anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers with a great plot. Or fans of Brian Andrews and/or Jeffrey Wilson as this is a collaboration between the two under the pseudonym Alex Ryan.

Favourite line/scene

Nick jerked his head back behind his own rock, closed his eyes, and made a decision. If they made it out, he’d tell Senior he didn’t hear the order. He was the team medic; if he didn’t take the initiative to help his wounded teammates, he didn’t deserve the position. he rolled to his right and then slithered forward. He first to Simmons’s Oakley boot and inched along his teammate’s right side. He leaned against the rock and raised partway up on a knee. Muzzle flares lit up the hillside again, and twice as many flashed from the rooftops in the compound. The tracers looked like laser blasts in a Star Wars movie, crisscrossing the night sky in both directions as the SEALs returned fire.

Here are the book links if you’d like to investigate further ~ Amazon UK | US

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