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In “Smokescreen” we get Jet West. He is just a regular guy who likes the finest things in life whilst minding his own business. However, all of that changed when he went out to a socialite party. He suddenly gets accused of murder and is now on the run. What caused this turn of events? That is the question which has been haunting Jet. However, someone has all the answers and Jet will soon find out…that is if he can stay alive.

Chan Boon Seng, the chief protocol officer of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs was having a discussion with top military personnel about creating the ultimate scapegoat in the murder of the Israeli prime minister. That person turns out to be Jet West. Jet is a journalist for a high society magazine. Why though would anyone want to frame a reporter? Jet finds himself in involved in a political war game between two countries in a maze of circumstances that he cannot explain and now he is a fugitive on the run.

“Smokescreen” takes place in Singapore with the author providing the reader with a picturesque view of the ancient buildings and its environment. The characters were very descriptive; however the author was not too imaginary when creating scenes in the early part of the book as most of the action took place either in a church or in a restaurant. As the story progresses though more scenes were added allowing the reader's imaginative juices to flow. There are however some prolonged events that may bore the reader especially in the latter stages of the book. The story ended in a thriller that may have you wondering if there might be a sequel.

Book Blurb for Smokescreen

At an ancient café in Cairo, two veteran spies plot a covert mission to resolve — once and for all — the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. The pledge: Israel will make a major concession as part of the peace treaty. In Singapore, Jethro Westrope, a magazine journalist, stumbles onto the scene of a murder: the beautiful Niki Kishwani directs him, in her last breath, to a digital recorder, evidence that puts Jethro’s life in serious danger. And, much worse, he is framed for Niki’s murder. Jethro sets out to find Niki’s killer and is drawn into a web of deception and intrigue involving officials from the Singaporean, Israeli, and American governments, each with a complex, competing, and potentially deadly agenda. Against this pulse-pounding backdrop, Jethro races to find answers and save himself —yet nothing is as it seems. He finds himself at the centre of a political plot so diabolical and sweeping in its world implications that he is stunned to discover tomorrow’s news headlines today. He is being set up not only as a murderer but as an assassin, and something much larger than his own fate is in his hands.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2016 4.00