Book Review: The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater

Publishing Date: June 2018

Publisher: Amazon

ISBN:9781503902473

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 1.2/5

Publisher’s Description: Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA.

Review: Well what to say. In short, this was terrible. Over the top story line, unbelievable events, carried out by A-Team retards is just the icing on this dog turd.

Sooo, the premise is that a group of relic smugglers gets hired by the C.I.- fuckin’ A to take down the Illuminati. Why? They stole a map that will take them to the statue of Zeus and lots of evilly power. MUAHAHAHAHA!!….<cough>. Never mind what a relic hunter is as it is never really explained but just know that they are so good that special forces operators around the world use their escapades as a blueprint for infil/exfil ops.

There is no need to remember what each team member does as it is brought up almost every chapter. Cassidy, hot and brash underground bare knuckle MMA fighter, looking for that one fight that gives her a tough time. Guy Bodie (he’s so handsome) leader of this rag tag group of people that hunt ancient thingies, always calm in a storm and finding answers to predicaments that only a writer can manufacture. Add in a “Planner” whom, well plans and a Geek and Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Oh, and they all swear undying loyalty to Bodie because he was an orphan that stole stuff, but then felt bad and someone rich raised him and taught him the tricks of the trade…<zzzzzzzzzzzz>.

This was like reading a Dan Brown novel only without the Dan or the Brown giving a fuk about a cogent assembly of story line and believable characters. The situations are absurd as are the fight scenes that are of the “Crash, Boom, Bang!” Batman variety. You might think with so much movement that the characters might develop into something tangible, but sadly no. They are still the same patterned buffoons you were introduced to.

So, get this if you like…..<ouch>, stabbing….<ouch>, your frikin’ eyes for betraying you with a fancy cover and a description that promises high adventure for the ultimate escape.

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