(Télécharger) Star of the North: An explosive thriller set in North Korea Auteur D. B. John


I haven t been hooked into a really good thriller for ages so based on it s reviews I was looking forward to this novel I also know very little about North Korea so was curious440 pages and 57 chapters so this book is very much structured in a standard format for a thriller ie short chaptersThere is an intriguing passage at the start that refers to fact being stranger than fiction It is also references an Authors Note at the end of the novel which promises to give context but must be left until the end as has spoilers Opposite end of the novel which promises to give context but must be left until the end as has spoilers Opposite passage is a map which is very useful while readingWe follow three characters an AmericanKorean woman whose twin sister is suspected in have been captured a high ranking North Korean official and a North Korean peasant woman There is no connections at the start but gradually links are shownThe characters are all far from my life but it s very easy to engage with them They all have difficult lives in many ways but are shown to react very naturallyOf course the setting is interesting North Korea is "a mystery to the rest of the world and there is much to be learnt here The detail is "mystery to the rest of the world and there is much to be learnt here The detail is and really helped to make the story plausibleOddly the marketing blurb on the back of the book does not do any ustice to the story This book is not ust about the CIA recruiting a twin to go undercover into North Korea it is so much complex than thatThroughout the story the examples of human spirit and endurance are amazing This is a novel but there are so many strands of truth to keep levels of tension very high A few times the plot seemed a bit contrived but allow it to do that occasionally and this is a really fun the plot seemed a bit contrived but allow it to do that occasionally and this is a really fun that is uick This is a real edge of the seat page turner of a thriller set in a country that has been much in the headlines over the last year or so with the roller coaster relationship between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump This novel does not however focus primarily on nuclear weapons but on North Korea s abduction programme with the story beginning with the capture of a young Korean American holidaying with her boyfriend on a beach in South Korea While they are written off as having drowned back in the US. Popular E Book, Star of the North: An explosive thriller. ,


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Star of the North: An explosive thriller set in North KoreaTh the setting for much of this book and has clearly carried out a great deal of research into conditions in North Korea As a result the book has a carried out a great deal of research into conditions in North Korea As a result the book has a authentic feel and the author s own notes at the end of the book show that much of the plot is based on factThe book is very fast moving and makes freuent switches to each of the story line locations carefully and very expertly bringing the characters towards the gripping denouement The uality of writing is excellent and the pace is maintained throughoutAn unreserved recommendation to all who like a good factually based thriller set in the most unusual of locations Excellent page turner that has as
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central theme the of two Korean US identical female twins One is abducted by North Korea from a South Korean beach the other never lets up in her subseuent search And the story goes from there with the US interest if anything eclipsed by the stark depiction of day to day life in North Korea and the dreadful moral choices forced on anyone who aspires to a position of power in the Kim regimeWhen the main North Korean protagonist is caught by the secret police he is interrogated tortured and incarcerated in Camp 22 in the mountainous north east of Korea In the afterword Mr John chillingly notes that there is in fact no escapee testimony in respect of Camp 22 for the good reason that no one is known to have escaped and survived The depiction of Camp 22 conditions and suffering is taken from the testimony of one of two people who succeeded in getting out of another less severe campThe US based twin works for the CIA and succeeds in entering North Korea and in meeting the other half I won t do a spoiler here but in entering North Korea and in meeting the other half I won t do a spoiler here but offer the opinion that the derring do described as the good guys career about Pyongyang is ust a bit far fetched But it s a novel after all and this slight criticism is not enough to reduce the rating to four stars Recommended A page turner and also a lot of amazing ansfrightening info on this incredible country Have fun and spread the word Passionnant et instructif Excellent roman ui est la fois un vrai page turner et une mine d informations sur la Cor e du Nord. Is genius and it really helps me connect with the story.. ,
A her identical twin sister convinced she is alive sets out to find her The novel involves many of the most prominent and notorious aspects of the appalling North Korean regime in particular the Gulag camps where three generations of one family can live out their entire lives in slavery because of a political offence committed by one family member Another key character is a Korean high official who tries to defect after becoming disillusioned with the regime he has loyally served all his life following a trip to the USA leading a delegation negotiating for hard currency to support his country s ailing economy Many of the characters and the situations they experience are based on incidents mentioned in real defectors accounts Despite this giving the novel well grounded authenticity I did find aspects of the conclusion of the resolution of the plot a bit far fetched An excellent read Three compelling stories start out independently and then get neatly finessed into a spellbinding wraparound narrative which will have your Kindle firing on all cylinders D B John wrote of the difficulty of threading together a cogent tale about North Korea without making the story too far fetched The epilogue helps to address The Dilemma By Teasing Out dilemma by teasing out undisputed historical events in North Korea s recent past such as the random beach abductions of South Korean and Japanese tourists in the 80s or the dirty work of North Korean diplomats in the crystal meths and money laundering underworld A clever move on the author s part because when the brutal engines of state start to turn you sense that authenticity is kicking in but with all the appearance of an Orwellian dystopiaA swashbuckling thriller it certainly also is as Jenna Mrs Moon and Cho swashbuckle through the most extreme versions of hell on this This book is an excellent story Highly recommended tout est dans le titre excellente exp rience An excellent thriller gripping from start to finish The story is was inspired by the abductions of citizens from South Korea Japan and elsewhere to North Korea that took place in the 1970s and 1980s The author D B John has lived in South Korea visited the Nor. Set in North Korea by D. B. John The way the author shows. ,

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