Red Leopard


Author:Paul Vincent Jacuzzi

  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • Number of Pages: 324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-03-919835-7

Red Leopard by Paul Vincent Jacuzzi is an enthralling geopolitical thriller that features complex plotlines involving espionage, political intrigue, and the looming nuclear crisis. Set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its aftermath, the novel introduces Dalton Drake, a fearless Canadian private intelligence contractor, tasked with unraveling a sinister conspiracy that spans Cuba, Venezuela, China, and the United States. The narrative is both gripping and expansive, taking readers on a high-stakes journey across Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S. Jacuzzi combines suspense, action, and geopolitical dynamics to create a multifaceted thriller that keeps entertained throughout. The plot's intricate layers unfold gradually, revealing a web of alliances, betrayals, and covert operations.

The narrative starts with a mystery. Retired couple Ted and Elaine Burke, living peacefully on their North Dakota farm, receive an unexpected visit from representatives of a real estate trust offering an unusually generous sum for their land. Then Ted turns up dead. The reader is intrigued from the beginning of the story and becomes keen on watching covert meetings and the build-up of intrigue. Groups like the Patriotic Brotherhood will intrigue readers with their mission. The characters are sophisticated, each with their own motivations and complex backgrounds. Dalton Drake emerges as a compelling protagonist, haunted by personal demons and driven by a sense of duty. The ensemble cast, including Everett Rossi, Patrick Carson, and Sophia, are equally well-sculpted characters and readers will be invested in their fates, Jacuzzi takes the conflict to international levels, exploring the delicate balance of power while keeping the narrative relevant and thought-provoking. This author writes in prose that is fluid, and the short chapters, coupled with timely paragraph breaks, make the story one that is hard to put down. Red Leopard will have readers entranced by the high stakes, the compelling geopolitical setting, and the adorable protagonist. 

Reviewed By: Cristina Prescott

Reviewed Date: January 9, 2024

Category: Thriller

Thriller, Suspense & Mystery