Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pandora’s Succession review

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancé’s killers—a weapons consortium called The Arms of Ares. When an informant leads him to an old bunker outside of Groznyy, Chechnya, Fox is captured, beaten, and left for dead. When the informant rescues him, Fox learns that his capture was no coincidence: someone had set him up—possibly another government agent. Fox barely escapes after learning that Ares has acquired a hyperdeadly microbe—called Pandora—that is believed to have wiped out ancient civilizations. The trail leads Fox to Tokyo where he discovers that people within the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Japanese Intelligence want Pandora for themselves. The only person Fox can trust is a woman from his past who he nearly got killed.

Brooks’s use of scientific subject matter combined with the adrenaline rushing, edge-of-your-seat action makes Pandora’s Succession a cross between the best of Michael Crichton and The Bourne Identity.

About the Author. Russell Brooks is a former Canadian Track Team member in the 100 and 200 meters. He has written several essays on his blog The Big Picture, one of which was published in the online Op-Ed section of the National Post in early 2009. He has also written the short story, To The Last Bite, and produced his own poetry/novel-themed show, The Russell Show, on YouTube. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

To promote Pandora’s Succession, Russell Brooks will be taking part in a virtual book tour from October 24 to November 13, 2010. This tour will consist of visiting blogs and appearing on internet radio shows where he’ll be interviewed, answer questions from callers on radio shows, and even recite excerpts from Pandora’s Succession. You can find out more details by visiting

Pandora’s Succession, by Russell Brooks,is available in and Amazon UK
ISBN: 978-0-9867513-0-1 
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To obtain a copy for review or to interview Russell Brooks, please email him at

My Review
This book is so good and I just couldn't stop reading it. The story is very well told and it is action packed.Pandora's Succession is now one of my new favorite novels

I give this book a 4 1/2 out of 5

Simply leave a comment on  blog with your email address. Everyone that leaves a comment with their email address (in the body of your message) will win an autographed book cover. After the blog tour, 10 commentors from all of the blogs will be drawn to win free autographed ebook copies of Pandora's Succession.


  1. Just popped over from Simply Stacie. I will have to add this book to my list of "must reads" it definitely sounds like something right up my alley (so to speak) and the fact that you said it was a good read, well told and action packed.... I may have to move it up towards the top of the list.

    Thanks for the review

  2. Hello, everyone. I'd like to thank, Chantale, for hosting me on my very first virtual blog tour. This is my first stop and I hope to be back here in the future with my next tour. I'm excited about the contest that I'm hosting and I might come up with a few mini-contests in between. Just keep checking my website: Just like a good thriller, there are bound to be some twists and surprises that pop up. So, like CIA operative, Ridley Fox, be ready to adapt.

  3. Congratulations Russell on the release of Pandora's Succession and the beginning of your blog tour! Have fun!

  4. Thanks, Jessica. I'm looking forward to visiting your blog in a few days.