The Berlin Package Blog Tour and Review

The Berlin Package by Peter Riva
Publisher: Yucca Publishing
Publication date: April 26, 2016
Source: Publisher/author for an honest review

Description:
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—alShabaab 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 (Yucca Publishing; April 2016) is a gripping, page-turning thriller set in post–German reunification Europe.

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’




My Take:

The Berlin Package sounded interesting and exciting and even though I hadn't read the previous book, I thought it sounded like a fun read. And for the most part it was a fun read. The reader is introduced to Pero Baltazar on an airplane that is having trouble - and Pero has the information that the pilots need to keep the plane in the air. Lucky for the passengers, right? Right. Pero is just that kind of guy. He is supposed to be a film maker, but he also has some secrets and friends in all the right places.

There are several references to the previous book and much of the necessary information is provided so that I didn't feel at a complete loss while reading Pero's latest adventure. And the adventure is pretty much nonstop. There are spies, some pretty crazy bad guys, rich and powerful friends, and his friends from the previous novel show up in the nick of time.  

Pero's side job as part-time agent for the CIA is pretty dangerous work and at times seems a bit far fetched. However, if fast-paced crime solving adventure is the kind of novel you enjoy, I think you might like The Berlin Package. There is seldom a break in the chase or the quest for information, so there is never a dull moment. I wonder if Pero's newly made friends will show up in later adventures? That could make for a fun read. 







Author's Bio:


Peter 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 10 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Murder on Safari / giveaway
May 10 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 11 - Readers' Muse - review of Murder on Safari
​May 11 - Life as Leels - review of The Berlin Package
May 12 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Murder on Safari / interview / giveaway
May 12 - Sahar's Blog - review of The Berlin Package
May 13 - Olio by Marilyn - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 16 - Olivia's Catastrophe - review of Murder on Safari
May 16 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 17 - Books Reviews, Nature Photos - review of The Berlin Package
May 17 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 17 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 18 - Cover2Cover - review of Murder on Safari / giveaway
May 18 - Olivia's Catastrophe - review of The Berlin Package
May 18 - Create With Joy - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 18 - Book and Ink - review of Murder on Safari / giveaway
May 19 - Readers' Muse - review of The Berlin Package
May 19 - Seasons of Opportunities - review of Murder on Safari
May 19 - Bookishly Devoted - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 20 - Cover2Cover - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 20 - Book and Ink - review of The Berlin Package / giveaway
May 20 - Seasons of Opportunities - review of The Berlin Package

May 20 - Jessica Cassidy - review of The Berlin Package










Comments

  1. Will all his "friends" be back for the next book? You bet!
    Thank you for the great review.

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