Making a realistic and reasonable action story out of an incredulous plot takes a very deft hand. David Leadbetter has done this in spades with “The Bone of Odin.” The action is everything you want with none of the usual tangents into boring descriptions of weaponry – people shoot with guns, cut with knives and rappel with (okay, fairly fancy) ropes. He brings together a cast of characters who each have distinct and separate but well-defined personalities and none of them are larger than life or superhuman. Quite the contrary. They come with foibles, fears, worries, families and all the rest of the baggage that adheres to humanity.
If you want a fun, exciting, well-written book to hold you enthralled for several hours and make you forget everything else going on in your life – just for a little while – this is the book.
I can’t wait to start on the next Matt Drake adventure.
Hats off to David Leadbetter!