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This review is from: Fourth Reich Rising (Jack Shepherd Mystery Thrillers) (Kindle Edition)The Fourth Reich Rising has an intriguing story concept. The descendants of Hitler's 3rd Reich have been groomed, educated and funded to enact a repeat of Hitler's regime, with the expected result of worldwide domination. Centered around the events of September 11, 2001, the plan is to prey on the global community as it is focused on the terrorism and tragedy that has just occurred.
This intriguing story is well executed in some parts of the storyline with conceivable characters and approaches.
However, much of the story is "told" from a narrators perspective, rather than "shown" through the characters voices and experiences. The continuous narration and extensive backstory yield a monotonous tone to a story that begs for action and dialogue.
However, Tom Schwartz is an author to watch, as he improves his storytelling craft and brings his unique story ideas forward.