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Free read Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Terry Irving Free download Courier by Terry Irving 107 Into the government's computer databases and a beautiful young Indian Rights activist Eva Buffalo Calf Rick races full throttle through the streets of the nation's capital to stay ahead of his pursuers as he searches for answers When he discovers the killings have been orchestrated by a rogue CIA agent and his team of assassins Rick isn't surprised when his road to the truth leads directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenu Check out my other reviews at Little Miss BookmarkIt was pretty interesting diving into Courier I was born in 1980 so I thought that what I was feeling while reading was eual to what Marty McFly would have gone through when he jumped into the DeLorean with Doc Brown That was a Back to the Future reference in case you didn t have a fulfilling childhood and have never seen that movie Anyhow I had no idea that this was how couriers actually operated back thenCourier gave me what I m assuming is a fairly accurate accounting of what is going on in DC as the whole Watergate scandal explodes into a fiery disaster I ve heard my parents talk about Watergate but I ve never done any real reading up on the subject since reading Courier I have actually spent a couple of hours looking stuff up because now I m super interestedCourier moves at a pretty fast speed and keeps the reader fully engaged and on the edge of their seat Now I ve never ridden a motorcycle and I think that people who have will find those parts a little interesting I did find myself skimming the parts where it talked about clutches and popping whatever it is that you pop when you drive a stick I have no idea how to drive a manual transmission so these parts were pretty much written in Chinese for meThe writing was stellar throughout the entire book Irving is such an amazing author that I could practically feel the wind blowing through my hair as the main character Rick Putnam raced up and down back alleys and busy streets I m betting it is spot on considering Terry Irving was a courier in this same historical time frame Man I can only imagine the stories that he has to tell come to think of it was this one of his stories How much of this is actually fictional While the book did slow down a little for me about a third of the way through it picked right back up and I was able to gain back my momentum All in all this is a pretty entertaining book and I m hoping that Irving will have a memoir or something either coming out or maybe it s already on shelves because I know that he must have some awesome stories to tell and I would love to hear them

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Free read Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Terry Irving Free download Courier by Terry Irving 107 This is a goddamn big story It'll make those jerks at the Post look like idiots and Watergate look like a cop taking an apple off a fruit standIt's 1972 The Watergate scandal has Washington on edge and Putnam a Vietnam veteran and courier for one of the capital's leading television stations is trying to get his life back together after his nightmarish ordeal in the war Racing at breakneck speed through the streets o I received an ARC of this from NetGalley in exchange for this reviewBack before digital technology and the internet made sending video easy by clicking a mouse the network news had to use cruder methods for their evening broadcasts like handing the film off to a motorcycle courier to race it back to the station to be developed and eventually put on the air Hell they might as well have been making finger paintings on a cave wallIt s 1972 in Washington DC and the Watergate investigation has begun to throw a cloud over Nixon s upcoming second inauguration Rick Putnam is a Vietnam veteran still struggling to get over the physical and psychological toll the war took on him and his favorite kind of therapy is riding a motorcycle at daredevil speeds through the crowded and dangerous streets to deliver the film generated by TV news reporters all over town As Rick makes a routine run he s almost killed by a reckless driver and he s later shocked to learn that the reporters who gave him the film died in a car wreck Rick soon finds himself targeted by people determined to murder himI had very high hopes for this since the premise of a guy being the target of a conspiracy in the DC of the early 70s seemed like it could have a paranoid conspiracy thriller of that era like Three Days of the Condor A disaffected motorcycle courier racing through the streets with Watergate as the political backdrop could have been great Unfortunately this settles for just being entertainingThe first problem I had is with Rick Putnam He s a vet who had to endure months of painful therapy from his war wounds as well as post traumatic stress that leaves him only able to sleep for a few nightmare ridden hours every night You would think that would make him a bitter mess but instead when not having flashbacks he seems like a cheerful and good natured guy who just likes riding his motorcycle really fast Which is good for him because he gets chased an awful lot in this bookThe second problem is that instead of taking advantage of the 70s setting to evoke a grim urban environment populated by a bunch of sleazy assholes in bad sport coats And isn t that what we all want from a conspiracy story in the 70s we get anachronistic attitudes that reflect modern sensibilities Like a couple of gay characters make a few comments about having to stay in the closet but the reaction of everyone in the book seem extremely progressive for the time And did we really need the lecture about how the Washington Redskins name is racist and offensive to Native Americans It is but was anybody talking about that in 1972 And why is it in a conspiracy thrillerWhile there s some interesting stuff about how the whole film to TV process works we re almost immediately introduced to supporting characters in the form of Rick s housemates who just happen to be early hackers and show him how these miraculous modems can be used to get information from computers These guys are also hard core science nerds who become Rick s personal crime lab So instead of Rick maybe running around and talking to people to get things done he has the 1972 version of Google in the form of these guys in his houseIt s also a little unsatisfying because Rick ends up mainly just standing around in between motorcycle chases while everyone else does all the work and explains the conspiracy to him view spoilerNot only is Rick lucky enough to live with three hackers who can whip up high explosives and rig a way to develop film his other roommate just happens to be a politically connected accountant who can not only decipher the crucial evidence he also knows exactly how to use it Oh and he s a martial arts expert which comes in handy hide spoiler

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Free read Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB õ Terry Irving Free download Courier by Terry Irving 107 F the capital he not only intends to be the best courier in the business he also intends to escape the demons that haunt him But when Rick picks up film from a news crew interviewing a government worker with a hot story his life begins to unravel as everyone involved in the story dies within hours of the interview and Rick realizes he is the next target Enlisting the aid of friends who have discovered a way to hack Angry Robot Publishing Date April 2014 ISBN 9781909223806 Genre MysteryThriller Rating 25Publisher Description It s 1972 The Watergate scandal has Washington on edge Rick Putnam a Vietnam veteran and motorcycle courier for one of the capital s leading television stations is trying to get his life back together after his nightmarish ordeal in the war But when Rick picks up film from a news crew interviewing a government worker with a hot story his life begins to unravel as everyone involved in the story dies within hours of the interview and Rick realizes he is the next targetReview Cover is pretty coolThis novel didn t really hold my interest I think the story line was too simplistic to fit the mystery thriller genre Most of the novel was built around scene development and character interactionIf I were to boil the contents of this novel down to it s most basic elements it would go something like this 1 How a newsroom operates and the machinations within 2 A tour guides historical review of the Washington DC area 3 Motorcycle ride 4 Tour guide review 5 Vietnam flashback 6 Motorcycle ridechase 7 Vietnam Flashback 8 Conservatives suckLiberals R Great 9 Vietnam flashback with Gay premise 10 Motorcycle ridechase 11 Tour guidehistorical review 12 Motorcycle ride 13 Vietnam Flashback 14 Motorcycle ridechase 15 Sex with an Indian 16 Motorcycle ridechase 17 Death of a lesbian 18 Death of Vietnam Vet 19 More sex with an IndianVietnam flashback 20 MontanaThe EndThis was boring with a capital B The only mystery in the novel is how a zippo lighter is still functioning after being in the jungles of Vietnam and how a BMW motorcycle is never described as having a Boxer motor Psssstcars beat motorcycles on the corners and lose on the straights not the other way around There is this relentless pounding by the author on social perspectives that belies a tainted liberal rear The premise that monetary aid given to south Vietnam somehow reappears back into American re election coffers is absurd in that it is not interesting as a story line development Seems to be a lot of work with a high exposure risk to those involved So our reluctant war hero is going to make things right by bringing down the a holes that are allowing service men and women to sacrifice themselves for a false ideal Really Did no one help the author through the development of a mundane story line This is basically a Watergate story with a guy running around on a motorcycle yacking about the history of Washington DC like a retarded tour guide But he gets to bang Indians and make jokes about Gooks and Natives well because he fought alongside homosexuals Fug

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