The Berlin Package by Peter Riva ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: May 4, 2016 in Blog Tour, giveaways, reviews, thriller
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The Berlin Package-Book#2

by Peter Riva

Berlin Package by Peter Riva

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My Review

I enjoyed the first book in this series and was curious where the author would take it next.

Pero Baltazar, a film producer, thinks he’s going to be producing a film in Berlin. What he doesn’t know is, he’s been drawn back into work for the CIA and State Department. He’s to deliver a dangerous package. Failure to deliver will be his death.

Peter gives you great characters. They have depth, are emotionally compromised, and he throws them into situations no one could be prepared for.

The action is like shots of speed.  Fast, violent, and intense. At any given time, someone could die.

Bringing back old characters and introducing new ones, The Berlin Package has you deep in a thriller with ties to Nazi gold, dirty bombs, and danger around every corner.

What I most enjoy about this author is his ability to write visually. I could see so many scenes like they were on the big screen. I even found myself trying to choose who would play the different characters.

The intrigue starts right away, then the story slows a bit while you are given some pertinent details, and then picks up speed as events unfold. A thrilling read right to the end.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Film producer Pero Baltazar thought he was taking a Berlin filming assignment. He needed the work, needed to get back in the saddle after fighting off a life-threatening experience in East Africa—alShabaab had attacked his crew, intent on a much larger terrorist attack. Suddenly he finds himself under orders from his part-time employers at the State Department and the CIA when he is handed a mysterious package. It’s an assignment he doesn’t want. The problem is, it’s a job contracted by mysterious patrons who are prepared to kill him if he doesn’t deliver.

Pero—now in far too deep—turns to friends, old and new, to help him unravel the mystery of the package, uncover connections to Nazi concentration camp gold recently sold by the US Treasury, and thwart the ex–Stasi chief, now head of a powerful banking group.

In this fast-paced sequel to Murder on Safari, Pero calls on Mbuno, his friend and East African safari guide, to anticipate the moves of his enemies as if they were animals—dangerous vermin—who have kidnapped both the film star and director. Mbuno’s tracking skills may keep them from getting killed—provided Pero can rope in more help and keep the CIA at bay.

Exhilarating and expertly crafted, The Berlin Package (Yucca Publishing; April 2016) is a gripping, page-turning thriller set in post–German reunification Europe.

Praise for  The Berlin Package

“An explosive radioactive thriller written with intelligence. . . . The reluctant spy motif works grandly. . . . An extremely thoughtful and terrifying exposure of the dangers inherent in a nuclear world.”

 —Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun and Don’t Mean Nuthin’

Buy the book:  Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Book Depository   Chapters / Indigo

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Murder on Safari – Book#1 

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You can read my review HERE.

Synopsis

Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.

Every adventure starts at the fringes of civilization. For expert safari guide Mbuno and wildlife television producer Pero Baltazar, filming in the wild of East Africa should have been a return to the adventure they always loved. This time they’d be filming soaring vultures in northern Kenya and giant sea crocodiles in Tanzania with Mary, the daughter of the world’s top television evangelist, the very reverend Jimmy Threte.

But when a terrorist cell places them in the crosshairs, there is suddenly no escape and they must put their filming aside and combine all their talents to thwart an all-out al-Shabaab terrorist attack on Jimmy Threte’s Christian gathering of hundreds of thousands in Nairobi, Kenya.

Buy the book:     Amazon    Barnes & Noble     Chapters/Indigo

Author Peter Riva

Peter Riva

Peter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.

Connect with the author:   Website   Twitter   Facebook

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Follow The Tour

April 25 – The Autistic Gamer – review of The Berlin Package

April 25 – #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway

April 25 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

April 26 – Books Reviews, Nature Photos – review of Murder on Safari

April 26 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight

April 27 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Murder on Safari

April 27 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 28 – Vic’s Media Room – review of The Berlin Package

April 29 – Heidi’s Wanderings – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

April 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of The Berlin Package / guest post / giveaway

May 2 –    A Book Geek – review of The Berlin Package

May 2 –    The World As I See It – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 3 –    Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 4 –   Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of The Berlin Package

May 4 –   fuonlyknew – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 5 –   Sahar’s Blog – review of Murder on Safari

May 5 –   First Impressions Reviews – review of The Berlin Package

May 6 –   Heidi’s Wanderings – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 6 –   Create With Joy – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 9 –   Mystery Suspense Reviews – guest post

May 9 –   3 Partners in Shopping – review of The Berlin Package

May 10 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 10 – Working Mommy Journal – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 11 – Readers’ Muse – review of Murder on Safari

​May 11 – Life as Leels – review of The Berlin Package

May 12 – Nighttime Reading Center – review of Murder on Safari / interview / giveaway

May 12 – Sahar’s Blog – review of The Berlin Package

May 13 – Olio by Marilyn – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 16 – Olivia’s Catastrophe – review of Murder on Safari

May 16 – Ali – The Dragon Slayer – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 17 – Books Reviews, Nature Photos – review of The Berlin Package

May 17 – Deal Sharing Aunt – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 17 – Library of Clean Reads – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 18 – Cover2Cover – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 18 – Olivia’s Catastrophe – review of The Berlin Package

May 18 – Create With Joy – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 18 – Book and Ink – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 19 – Readers’ Muse – review of The Berlin Package

May 19 – Seasons of Opportunities – review of Murder on Safari

May 19 – Bookishly Devoted – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20 – Cover2Cover – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20 – Nighttime Reading Center – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20 – Book and Ink – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20 – Seasons of Opportunities – review of The Berlin Package

May 20 – Jessica Cassidy – review of The Berlin Package

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Comments
  1. Judy Thomas says:

    I would love to win it ,it looks like a great read!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Oh, this reminds me that I have the first one to listen too! This second book sounds really good! :)

  4. mcushing7 says:

    I Love the synopsis for this one and am in need of a new read… this is perfect! Thanks for sharing and I hope to win! Good Luck to all!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The author wastes no time getting the thrills going in this second book. I enjoyed the intrigue.

  5. Peter says:

    Another wonderful review from you dear lady. How very kind. Thank you. The aim is – always – to thrill.

  6. kim hansen says:

    Because it sounds like a good book and I love murder mysteries.

  7. Sandra Watts says:

    Sounds intensely thrilling!

  8. Some great covers and I love a good thriller!
    sherry @ fundinmental

  9. Natalie says:

    I want to read this because the blurb put me at the edge of my seat!

  10. Peter says:

    For those of you wanting to hear the Audible – it’s underway. But may I also let you know that the first Mbuno story is there in Audible too… all Mbuno in “Tribal Rumble”

  11. Mary Preston says:

    The story line is exciting.

  12. Peter says:

    Thank you Mary.

  13. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I really like a good book with intriguing story!

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