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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Who Is Jake Ellis?
WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? opens with what would make a great cinematic moment:
Mercenary Jon Moore is in a bad situation, as a business deal is going
south, and his associates are about to kill him. Talking to himself the
whole time, Jon springs into action, fighting his way free in a blaze of
glory. The entire scene is then shown again, this time from Jon's
point-of-view, where we meet the titular Jake Ellis, a mysterious figure
who may, or may not, be a figment of Jon's imagination, a brilliant,
omniscient tactician who watches Jon's back and helps keep him alive. To
say any more about this book would risk spoiling too much. I pretty
much guessed who Jake was early on, but that doesn't take away from this
engaging, brilliantly-told tale in the least. Great fun, and I'll be
watching to see what the duo of Edmondson & Zondjic have up their
sleeves in the future.