The Bounty Hunter (Cade Korbin Chronicles Book 1) by Jasper T. Scott

4 out of 5 Stars (Adult, YA) A Fast and Furious sci-fi action adventure

First off, this was a fun read, pop fiction sci-fi well done.

I knew from the opening prologue and chapter that I was in safe hands and it is clear that Jasper T. Scott (JTS) has honed his writing to a high level in that his prose is smooth and his narrative descriptive without bogging the reader down in too much detail or interrupting the helter-skelter pace of the story.

The protagonist, Cade Korbin, is suitably interesting and you get to learn more about what makes him tick and a bit of his back history as the story unfolds which was enough to keep me invested and engaged.

That said, the story was pretty linear, as with many 1st person narratives. In this tale, you live and breathe the story from Cade’s point of view. It makes the telling very convenient, there is no explanation or setup required for the bad guys who would just pop up with preternatural speed and awareness so that they were in the right place at the right time to annoy our hero who would dispense his badassery justice to them before moving along to the next scene.

And, despite the fact the plot had more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese, I found I didn’t mind. The antagonist was like a Bond villain on acid in that this could all have ended in chapter 1 but oh no, what would be the fun in that? The tech was greatly entertaining but went from super-smart AI and hardware to super dumb which jarred a little. I can’t explain what I mean without giving out some story spoilers but if you are after a fast and fun sci-fi and read this you will know exactly what I mean.

As I said above, this is pop fiction, fast and furious with no time to stop and wonder at the why’s and wherefores of it all before you had to move along to the next piece of the action. Fast and Furious is quite apt actually, it is more akin to that movie than say The Shawshank Redemption. Whilst I enjoyed both those movies each gave a different experience. Well, The Bounty Hunter is the same, in that it is no cerebral brain teaser, just a fun, action-packed sci-fi that I enjoyed for what it was.

I found it a very easy read and rather moreish all said and done. It is a good candidate for reading on a long-haul flight or lounging on a sunbed I think and I have one of those coming up soon so may give book 2 a go.

Overall, I enjoyed myself and that is what it is about. The synopsis gives you a good idea of what is to come and if you like the sound of that then this book will not disappoint. Why not give it ago?

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