So, I read Gordon Wallis’ first book and was totally hooked so when I saw that he was doing a blog tour for this second book, The Teeth of Giants, I jumped on it. And I was not disappointed. The Teeth of Giants follows the same main character from the first book, but in no way carries on, so if you’ve not read that there’s no reason why you shouldn’t jump straight into this one.
What’s the blurb?
In the brutal war on Elephant poaching in Africa one man takes a stand against a ruthless international ivory smuggling syndicate. A stand that almost costs him everything.
Jason Green never for one minute expected the appalling violence and horror he would endure when he returned to Africa to pay his respects to an old friend.
A profound sense of guilt and nostalgia prompts London based ex soldier Jason Green to return to Africa for the funeral of an old friend killed in suspicious circumstances in The Zambezi Valley. He is about to be sucked into the murky and brutal underworld of the illegal ivory trade. Grave injury and a burning desire for revenge thrust Green from the blistering heat of The Zambezi Valley to the tropical coast of Mozambique and beyond. Every tortured step of this journey is fraught with extreme danger and the ever present threat of death.
The Teeth Of Giants is the second novel by Gordon Wallis featuring his main character Jason Green. Readers of thrillers set in Africa will devour the frenetic pace and sheer brutality of this gritty crime thriller.
I loved this book just as much as the first. And what I liked even more is that the author has the creativity to not just follow a format as so many do. It was fresh and inspired and full of twists that keep you guessing. I’m not one for giving away the plot, the author is in charge of how much he wants you to know prior to you reading it via the blurb, but all I will say is that you’ll feel the danger that Green puts himself in.
I have to say, the author’s style is not the type that as a writer we’re told we should adopt. It’s very tell rather than show, but you must not let that put you off if you get a few chapters in and spot it. Somehow he has a magnificent way of drawing you in via his own unique style. It works and this is why I would wholeheartedly recommend this book if you want to be on the edge of your seat with a page-turning gem of a book.
About the Gordon Wallis
Gordon Wallis is a 50 year old author based in Zimbabwe , Southern Africa. Born of British parents he has lived there all his life. A keen reader of thriller novels, particularly those set in Africa , he has travelled extensively in Africa , Europe , The Middle East and Asia. He runs a number of businesses in Zimbabwe and is single.