Monday, 26 June 2017

Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano



Book Details:

Book Title: Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller
Authors: Joe Giordano
Category: Adult Fiction, 299 pages
Genre: Literary Thriller
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
Release date: June 2017
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, PDF and ePub)
Tour dates: June 19 to 30, 2017
Content Rating: PG (No f-words but there's mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!", some depictions of violence or brief sexual content (kissing). No drug use or underage drinking.)

Book Description:

This time, Anthony's libido threatens his life. He flirts with Russian mob boss, Gorgon Malakhov's mistress. The Russian deals in death. ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant, wants the product. Russian Intelligence supplies the means, and an art theft funds the scheme. ISIL's targets are chilling. The chase across the Mediterranean is on. Can Anthony thwart ISIL? Will he survive?

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 Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

What begins as a casual and ephemeral romantic indulgence costs our protagonist Anthoni Provati, almost his life, and definitely his sanity. As destiny shuttles him from one corner of the world to another, the readers are in for a roller-coaster ride of action-packed adventure. The pages race through, at times at a bewildering pace, as Anthoni is grappling with the situation, trying to get out of it alive, and at the same time, saving the world from destructive forces. We are a given a glimpse and a flavour of many negative forces - be it the mafia, the mob, extremist groups or radical forces - and Joe weaves them all into the web of thrills that Anthoni traverses through.

This was my very first Anthoni Provati novel, and I've got to admit that it left me regretting I hadn't read his earlier adventures. Amidst the usual over-the-top, larger-than-life, superhero depictions of many of today's action heroes, Joe's Anthoni is a totally likeable and humanized protagonist, much to one's relief. His flaws are at times endearing, and you can't help but empathize with him.

If fast-paced racy adventures are you game, this one's not to be missed!

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Praise for Appointment with ISIL:

​"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
- Kirkus Reviews

​"A sexy, all-in-one-breath read, this is a story for those eager to strap on their boots and immerse themselves in a whirlwind adventure that will take them from espresso in New York with the Italian Mafia to walking the Old City of Jerusalem with the chief of Israel’s security service."
- The iRead Review

If you like gritty intriguing thrillers involving the FBI, Russian/Italian mobs or Islamic Terrorists you will absolutely love this book…. The characters, the plot and prose come together for an outstanding work of contemporary Americana. PRIMO highly recommends Appointment with ISIL."
Primo Magazine


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Meet the Author:




Joe Giordano was born in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jane, have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands. They now live in Texas.

Joe's stories have appeared in more than ninety magazines including The Monarch Review, The Saturday Evening Post, decomP, The Summerset Review, and Shenandoah. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. His second novel, Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller will be published by HSE in June 2017.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest


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