Review #44: Rage by Leonard Di Gregorio

Life is never easy, but it’s even more complicated when you’re a “retired” Mossad agent. Moshe Kaplan thought his time running secret missions and tasks was over. But one call from his sister will change absolutely everything.

An old nemesis has returned and is targeting Moshe’s family. Returning to Tel Aviv will lead to Moshe being thrown back into the Mossad life. Is he ready? Can he focus on his job and save his family–or will the entire country suffer?

Rage by [Leonard Di Gregorio]

This book caught me off guard. Unlike what I would normally do, I went in absolutely blind. No synposis, no blurb, nothing. It was assigned for book club, so I just picked it up and started reading.

As a friend of mine says, “If you set your expectations really low, you can’t be disappointed.” That’s dismal, but it’s so true. LOL

Praises first! I absolutely adored the pacing of this novel. It’s one gut-punch after the other. The plot rolls so smoothly the entire time. I’ve been in something of a reading rut lately, and man, this book jerked me out of it. I found myself needing to read the next part, pushing myself to see what happened next. Great job on the pacing, Leonard!

My second praise is sort of a personal one. I am not super familiar with the conflicts in the Middle East. So, as I was reading, I was forced to use my Kindle’s wikipedia connection here and there. That alone led me down so many rabbit holes. It was like a little miniature research project trying to make sure I could understand what was happening. And I didn’t mind it! I really, really enjoyed learning about the cultures and conflicts that I’d never looked into before.

Now, my complaints! The story is a bit shallow. Although the pacing is phenomenal, I believe it could be more in depth. There could definitely be more fluff between the layers. This is a minor complaint, because it’s such a good story. But I’ve got to have a complaint, lol. Second, I felt like the ending was a bit rushed. And I was the tiniest bit confused about what happened. I don’t want to go into any details because I can’t spoil the ending.

Overall, an excellent book! I learning experience wrapped up a wonderfully fast storyline. Look forward to reading more from Leonard Di Gregorio.

Final Rankings
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Pacing: Wonderfully fast.
Intended Audience: A, but only for violence. No romance.
Content Warnings: Mild, non-graphic (at least in my opinion) violence.
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