Review & Giveaway: Quick by Steve Worland

 

Title: Quick

Author: Steve Worland

Published: Michael Joseph: Penguin August 2014

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Status: Read from August 21 to 22, 2014 — I own a copy

My Thoughts:

Steve Worland’s newest novel, Quick, is a fast paced, octane fueled thrill ride set in the exciting world of international motor sport.

After a spectacular career ending crash, former V8 Supercar driver Billy Hotchkiss joined the police force hoping for opportunities to sate his craving for the adrenalin rush racing once gave him and when he stumbles across a diamond heist in action, he doesn’t hesitate to jump into the fray. Billy’s heroics captures the attention of Interpol who think he is the ideal candidate to track down the diamond thieves, convinced the Melbourne heist is connected to a series of diamond thefts by a crew associated with the Formula 1 World Championship. Billy, along with his reluctant partner, Claude, is sent in undercover, joining the ‘Iron Rhino’ racing team, and they begin closing in on the criminals, only to uncover an explosive secret. Suddenly, Billy and Claude find themselves racing along the streets of Monte Carlo to save thousands of spectators before everything crashes and burns.

Though I am not generally a fan of motor sport, I was caught up in the fast paced excitement from the opening pages of Quick. From Billy’s spectacular crash on Mount Panorama to his surfing an armoured truck being dragged down Melbourne’s busy streets and later sliding down the roof of the Mall of Emirates while being chased by a Uzi wielding diamond thief, the action is non stop both on and off the track. There are explosions, gunfights, car chases and car races, plus a black panther and a damsel in distress.

Worland’s fearless hero, Billy, is a likeable protagonist, forthright with a dry Aussie sense of humour. He misses the adrenaline rush of racing and, having survived a near fatal accident, isn’t afraid to take risks as he tries to stop ‘The Three Champions’ in their tracks. Billy is teamed with veteran Interpol agent Claude, a dour Frenchman who is initially unhappy with the assignment and his reckless new partner, but eventually see’s things Billy’s way.

I compared Worland’s Velocity to Con Air and Combustion to Die Hard 4, Quick could perhaps be described as a cross between The Fast and the Furious and Speed Racer, but there really isn’t anything quite like this on the big screen and there probably should be.

Quick is the perfect Father’s Day gift for race fans or anyone who appreciates a rip-roaring and racy adventure thriller. Take Quick for a spin, and enjoy!

 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristia
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 17:40:17

    I haven’t read any motor sport books yet but I should at least try, seeing that you enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to win this :)

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  2. Marianne Vincent
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 17:47:03

    My hubby is a big motor sports fan and would love this one, so I’d like to win it for him. Thanks for offering it!

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  3. sharon
    Aug 23, 2014 @ 04:48:32

    Thanks for this great giveaway. Sounds awesome.

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  4. Mary Preston
    Aug 23, 2014 @ 19:14:16

    QUICK sounds very exciting. Great title!!

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  5. Pauline Webster
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 18:43:46

    Would love to win this book. I have read Velocity and loved it.

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  6. Ailish McKeown
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 19:00:59

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next installmant of Judd and Corey, but this looks like just the thing to get me through until it comes out! Combustion made my last wait for the dentist a joy.

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  7. brendat59
    Aug 31, 2014 @ 14:52:29

    Great, thanks Shelleyrae and Steve! I’d love to win it :)

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