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Review: Caleb

Caleb by Jeff Menapace My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh Mr. Menapace, you never cease to amaze me. After introducing Caleb as a minor character in the original Bad Games book, he has since quickly evolved into a leading man. In this one, he takes center stage in a role that can be best described as John Wick meets Dexter meets John McClane, but with a uniqueness that isn't found in either of those three. When he runs afoul of his latest assignment, he must stage a last stand (or all-out assault) on those who wish to harm him. This book is truly fast-paced and action-packed. I would absolutely love to see it as a movie, as the words really leap off the page to grab your attention. Beyond the thrills, the characterization of Caleb, his compatriots, and the residents of Noodle are expertly crafted to hit you right in the feels. I can only hope the saga of Caleb continues beyond these pages. I would love nothing more to learn more of his exploits, and woul
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