The Berlin Package by

Posted May 5, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Berlin Package byThe Berlin Package
Author Peter Riva
Series: Pero Baltazar #2
Publisher Yucca Publishing
Publication Date April 26th 2016
Genre: Thriller
Source: iRead Book Tours
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A film producer, a handsome star, and an African safari guide must race to protect themselves and the world from a terrorist nuclear trade.

Film producer Pero Baltazar thought he was taking a Berlin filming assignment. He needed the work, needed to get back in the saddle after fighting off a life-threatening experience in East Africa—al-Shabaab had attacked his crew, intent on a much larger terrorist attack. Suddenly he finds himself under orders from his part-time employers at the State Department and the CIA when he is handed a mysterious package. It’s an assignment he doesn’t want. The problem is, it’s a job contracted by mysterious patrons who are prepared to kill him if he doesn’t deliver.

Pero—now in far too deep—turns to friends, old and new, to help him unravel the mystery of the package, uncover connections to Nazi concentration camp gold recently sold by the US Treasury, and thwart the ex–Stasi chief, now head of a powerful banking group.

In this fast-paced sequel to Murder on Safari, Pero calls on Mbuno, his friend and East African safari guide, to anticipate the moves of his enemies as if they were animals—dangerous vermin—who have kidnapped both the film star and director. Mbuno’s tracking skills may keep them from getting killed—provided Pero can rope in more help and keep the CIA at bay.

Exhilarating and expertly crafted, The Berlin Package is a gripping, page-turning thriller set in post–German reunification Europe.

First Impressions

The Berlin Package by Peter Rivatook a while to get into and is a little more espionage than my usual fare, but once I got in the groove it was a very enjoyable read. The novel had an interesting plot that was action packed and left the reader little time to breathe.  I also thought Pero was well-developed and a character I immediately wanted to become better acquainted with.

One thing I will about The Berlin Package is that, while part of a series was billed as a stand alone novel. It could be read that way but I would not recommend it. This is because vague references are made of Pero and Heep’s trip to Kenya and for someone coming in late feels out of the loop.  Because of this, I would suggest reading Murder on Safari first.

Final Impressions

Despite that small gripe The Berlin Package by Peter Riva was a fast paced read primed for a lover of thrillers and Jason Bourne.

Praise for Berlin Package

“An explosive radioactive thriller written with intelligence. . . . The reluctant spy motif works grandly. . . . An extremely thoughtful and terrifying exposure of the dangers inherent in a nuclear world.”

 —Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun and Don’t Mean Nuthin’

 

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Author’s Bio:

Peter RivaPeter Riva has spent many months over 30 years travelling throughout Africa and Europe. Much of this time was spent with the legendary guides for East African hunters and adventurers. He created a TV series in 1995 called Wild Things for Paramount. Passing on the fables, true tales, and insider knowledge of these last reserves of true wildlife is his passion. Nonetheless, his job for over forty years has been working as a literary agent. In his spare time, Riva writes science fiction and African adventure books. He lives in Gila, New Mexico.

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Tour Schedule:

April 25 – The Autistic Gamer – review of The Berlin Package

April 25 – #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway

April 25 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

April 26 – Books Reviews, Nature Photos – review of Murder on Safari

April 26 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight

April 27 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Murder on Safari

April 27 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

April 28 – Vic’s Media Room – review of The Berlin Package

April 29 – Heidi’s Wanderings – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

April 29 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of The Berlin Package / guest post / giveaway

May 2 –    A Book Geek – review of The Berlin Package

May 2 –    The World As I See It – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 3 –    Deal Sharing Aunt – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 4 –   Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of The Berlin Package

May 4 –   fuonlyknew – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 5 –   Sahar’s Blog – review of Murder on Safari

May 5 –   First Impressions Reviews – review of The Berlin Package

May 6 –   Heidi’s Wanderings – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 6 –   Create With Joy – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 9 –   Mystery Suspense Reviews – guest post

May 9 –   3 Partners in Shopping – review of The Berlin Package

May 10Library of Clean Reads – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 10Working Mommy Journal – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 11Readers’ Muse – review of Murder on Safari

May 11Life as Leels – review of The Berlin Package

May 12Nighttime Reading Center – review of Murder on Safari / interview / giveaway

May 12Sahar’s Blog – review of The Berlin Package

May 13Olio by Marilyn – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 16Olivia’s Catastrophe – review of Murder on Safari

May 16Ali – The Dragon Slayer – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

May 17Books Reviews, Nature Photos – review of The Berlin Package

May 17Deal Sharing Aunt – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 17Library of Clean Reads – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 18Cover2Cover – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 18Olivia’s Catastrophe – review of The Berlin Package

May 18Create With Joy – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 18Book and Ink – review of Murder on Safari / giveaway

May 19Readers’ Muse – review of The Berlin Package

May 19Seasons of Opportunities – review of Murder on Safari

May 19Bookishly Devoted – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20Cover2Cover – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20Nighttime Reading Center – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20Book and Ink – review of The Berlin Package / giveaway

May 20Seasons of Opportunities – review of The Berlin Package

May 20Jessica Cassidy – review of The Berlin Package

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3 responses to “The Berlin Package by

  1. Peter Riva

    Love this description which is what I was aiming for! “……a fast paced read primed for a lover of
    thrillers and Jason Bourne.” Thank you!

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