Book Reviews

Srepska by Lucas Sterling

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Goodreads synopsis:

36399554When German intelligence operative Fredric Ulrich is asked to investigate a devastating cyber-attack, he is drawn into a conspiracy that threatens not only his own life, but the entire United States’ economy…

Srepska, a shadowy criminal cabal, has launched a massive cyber attack on the United States.

Ulrich teams up with American gun for hire, Lars Christopherson, and discovers the conspiracy reaches all the way up to the very top of the U.S. Government. Stock markets have gone haywire. ATMs have shuttered. And Fredric Ulrich is about to come face to face with the men he is sent to find….

From the deadly streets of Budapest to the perilous corridors of Washington, Srepska is an action-packed international political thriller that depicts a financial scam terrifyingly close to reality.

Review:

Srepska is a fast-paced action novel about a crime syndicate of the same name that launches a financial scam in several parts of the world, beginning with Kenya. Our 2 main characters, Ulrich and Christopherson, attempt to solve this crime in this engaging, fast-paced story.

This is a good story that comes at a time when security breaches in large organizations are front and center in every news story. The writing is decent and the story is action-packed and fast-paced. The characters, however, are a little one-dimensional. There’s not much said about them to make the reader relate in any way.

The story could also have had more layers because it felt like things were a little too easy for our main characters except for the occasional gun injury. Seriously, how does a criminal who gets apprehended by one of the main characters conveniently have a driver’s license registered for an address which also turns out to be a major operation base for the crime syndicate?

2002

Despite the plot holes and a few loose ends that need tying up, Srepska is a good read because of its fast-paced and unputdownable story-line.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Would you read this book? What did you think of my review? Let me know in the comments!

~ Shruti

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2 thoughts on “Srepska by Lucas Sterling

  1. Sounds interesting . . . Is it kinda like a crime-mystery? I’m quite interested in that genre 😊
    I think I’ll add this to my TBR (this review HAS convinced me) 😀
    Great post, as usual!

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