When I first showed the cover of the new Alex Hunter novel to my 8-year-old son, he nearly pissed his pants with excitement. I told him in my best movie voice “One day, son, all of this will be yours.” as I held my Kindle in front of his face. I often do this, show my books to my son, I love the expression he gives me and how he wants to know all about them. There is no doubt that the cover art for The Void is fantastic, but what about the all-important words inside?
Well, Greig Beck is now 7 books deep with the Alex Hunter series so I’m pretty sure the guy knows exactly what he is doing. In case you didn’t know, Hunter is a super soldier, the leader of a crack team of badasses called the HAWCs. Now admittedly, it’s been a long, long time since I last read an Alex Hunter novel, but soon enough I was fully engaged, locked and loaded and ready to kick some alien/Russian ass!
As one would expect with a book from Greig Beck, The Void barely pauses for breath, it’s like watching a movie. The action scenes are superb, bodies are pulverized, transformed, mutilated and it really feels as if you are right in the thick of the action. The dialogue is suitably macho, this is a book written purely to entertain so don’t get too hung up on the frequent bravado and hoo-haaing. What’s nice is the fact that The Void isn’t simply a sausage-fest. There are a couple of strong female characters in the book to help balance things out, but ultimately, this is all about Alex Hunter and his incredible ass-whooping abilities.
If I’m honest, I couldn’t read this kind of fiction all the time, but now and then I really enjoy saddling up and strapping in for some rip-roaring action. If you’re a fan of Beck’s other books and the Alex Hunter series, buying The Void is a no-brainer. If you’re new to the character you don’t necessarily have to start with book 1 as this is easily read with little background knowledge. Lock and load, people, we’re going in hot!
4/5 hoo-haas from the Grim Reader
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