#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn't an accident.Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn't imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight--Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won't stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn't know how it's going to end--or if he will be alive to find out....
|Title||:||True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||248 pages|
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True Fiction (Ian Ludlow Thrillers #1) Reviews
A real eye opener
Wow, fiction at its finest. Couldn't put this down, read in one day. Scary but believable. Easy to visualize each character.
The idea of this novel is fantastic and what I thought would be a different, but similar, book for #CJSReads. What I got was something completely different than I had anticipated.
I am sincerely baffled on how I feel about this book. Is it satirical? Author Ian Ludlow's writing terrorism scenarios for the CIA start coming true. At least, he thought they were CIA. Ok, let me back pedal a little bit... I know authors do a lot of research for their writing, but this doesn't make them an expert, righ ...more
Lee Goldberg's biggest strength for me is the ease in which he creates characters that the reader is immediately drawn to. This book is another great example, as Ian Ludlow is likable but with quite a few faults the reader will shake their head at.
I can't wait to dive into the second book and anything else from Mr. Goldberg I haven't read yet.
Fun to read.
If you're looking for real true fiction book, this isn't the one. Silly, somewhat eccentric story. Dog walker is his driver, successful writer is being driven around for book signing events. His terrorist scenario he wrote during the CIA event becomes real, and he's being hunted. Couldn't stop laughing in some parts.
worth every minute of my time
absolutely enjoyed this story. The characters were fun and believable. good plot. the author balanced the pace and length of this book just right for me. I read it from start to finish while only briefly sitting my kindle down to refill my glass of wine. highly recommend!
While the plot wasn't completely original (think "Richard Castle" or the movie "True Memoirs of an International Assassin") I was pleasantly surprised by this 'author finds himself in the situation that he writes about' book. The story moved along nicely, the characters were engaging, and the ending was satisfying. I recommend this book.
Thanks to Amazon Publishing for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
There are some books where I actually read the synopsis ahead of time, and with TRUE FICTION by Lee Goldberg, I was very intrigued by the premise. This sounded like a great read for the #CJSReads trio to enjoy and stick to our thriller vibe, but this book was no at all what I expected.
Ian Ludlow is a bestselling thriller author and when a jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, he knows it was no tragic accident. ...more
In a uniquely original plot premise Will Cross, the head of a major security company poses as a CIA chief looking for imaginative potential 9/11-type terrorist attacks from a small group of thriller writers in the interest of being proactive in defense of the homeland. Ian Ludlow, a successful screenwriter and thriller author suggests a "what if" scenario; terrorists hack the automatic pilot of a jetliner and crash it. Ian quickly forgets the meeting until three years later when a jetliner crash ...more