The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes

The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes[Reading] ➭ The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes ➵ Raymond Benson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The Black Stiletto returns in the third book of the thrilling new series It s and the Black Stiletto, in her civilian persona as Judy Cooper, volunteers to work for JFK s presidential campaign, only The Black Stiletto returns in the third Stiletto: Stars PDF ´ book of the thrilling new series It sand the Black Stiletto, in her civilian persona as Judy Cooper, volunteers to work for JFK s presidential campaign, only to become involved in a devious behind the scenes plot that could change the course of history In the present, Martin, the Stiletto s son, must deal with his mother s worsening Alzheimer s symptoms, his own mental health issues, and the dilemma of whether or not to reveal his family s secrets to a new woman in The Black PDF/EPUB or his life And then there s Gina, the Stiletto s granddaughter, who is exhibiting behavior that suggests she is closer in spirit to her grandmother than Martin would like. Book provided by the publisher.Another enjoyable addition to the series A quick read I didn t enjoy it as much as the first two books and don t think it is satisfying as a stand alone book Central characters and events from past books are mentioned in passing, but without enough detail to explain Judy s motivation for becoming the Black Stiletto Her son s girlfriend hires a PI to explore Judy s past, which provided an opportunity to fill in some of these gaps Instead, the PI has only scratched the surface when the book ends, so it felt like an unsatisfying tease A quick read I didn t enjoy it as much as the first two books and don t think it is satisfying as a stand alone book Central characters and events from past books are mentioned in passing, but without enough detail to explain Judy s motivation for becoming the Black Stiletto Her son s girlfriend hires a PI to explore Judy s past, which provided an opportunity to fill in some of these gaps Instead, the PI has only scratched the surface when the book ends, so it felt like an unsatisfying teaser for the rest of the series There was an interesting subplot involving the Judy s granddaughter, but that also felt cut short and teed up for the next book.The Stiletto had two major plot lines that didn t really have anything to do with each other until an ending that felt contrived She also madereckless decisions than I remember in the first few books, and it wasn t clear why she quickly rejected the idea of sharing anonymous tips about her findings with the Secret Service In the present, I also didn t understand why her son felt such tremendous anxiety about telling his girlfriend who was also his mom s doctor that she was the Stiletto Considering how much tension the Stiletto s story contains, the small amount of drama created by his repetitive inner dialogue was unnecessary and tiresome Das dritte Jahr in Aktion ist f r die BLACK STILETTO, auch Judy Cooper genannt, alles andere als einfach Zum einen legt sie sich mit den Tongs einer Art chinesischer Untermafia in Chinatown an, und zum anderen schneit ihr noch John F Kennedy ins Superheldenleben.Auch ihr Sohn Martin hat in der Jetztzeit schwer mit dem Erbe seiner Mutter zu k mpfen Diesmal handelt es sich nicht um jemanden der Judy Cooper Talbot umbringen will, oder um jemanden der versucht die Familie Talbot mit dem Doppe Das dritte Jahr in Aktion ist f r die BLACK STILETTO, auch Judy Cooper genannt, alles andere als einfach Zum einen legt sie sich mit den Tongs einer Art chinesischer Untermafia in Chinatown an, und zum anderen schneit ihr noch John F Kennedy ins Superheldenleben.Auch ihr Sohn Martin hat in der Jetztzeit schwer mit dem Erbe seiner Mutter zu k mpfen Diesmal handelt es sich nicht um jemanden der Judy Cooper Talbot umbringen will, oder um jemanden der versucht die Familie Talbot mit dem Doppelleben von Martins Mutter zu erpressen Die Bedrohung kommt aus Martin selbst, da er zunehmend Depressionen und Angstattacken entwickelt, weil ihn das Wissen um die geheime Identit t der BLACK STILETTO schwer belastet.Auch Maggie, Martins neue Freundin, vermutet hinter den Verletzungen von Judy Talbot mehr als nur Zuf lle, und Gina die Enkelin der BLACK STILETTO entwickelt sich in einer Richtung, die der ihrer Gro mutter sehr hnlich ist Stars and Stripes vertieft nicht nur den Hintergrund der ganzen Protagonisten, es beschleunigt auch das Tempo innerhalb der kompletten Erz hlung ber diese erste und scheinbar auch einzige Superheldin.Judy lernt im Jahr 1960 was es bedeutet sich die Tong zum Feind zu machen und entwickelt im Laufe des Ganzen einen eigenen Kampfstil Dies tr gt auch dazu bei, dass die Martial Arts Szene zunehmen und auch wesentlich ausf hrlicher beschrieben werden als vorher.Die Mutter Sohn Beziehung zwischen Judy und Martin intensiviert sich, was aber leider eher negativ ist, als dass es den beiden helfen w rde Auch wenn Judy von Alzheimer geplagt wird, so ist sie trotzdem noch klar genug im Kopf, und auch sowie so durch ihren Empathiesinn im Vorteil, um Martins emotionales Durcheinander zu bemerken.Die zeitlichen Spr nge zwischen der jungen Judy Cooper und der alten Judy Talbot sind diesmal besonders hart In einem Kapitel ist sie noch voller Leben und streift als BLACK STILETTO durch New York, im n chsten Kapitel liegt sie in der Jetztzeit im Krankenhaus und wird im k nstlichen Koma gehalten Das zeigt deutlich die Schrecken, welche Alzheimer den Menschen, und deren Familie, zuf gt.Nach wie vor zieht sich der Umstand des offenen Rassismus der damaligen Zeit wie ein roter Fanden durch die Geschichte Judy macht keine Unterschiede zwischen den Hautfarben, sondern nur zwischen Gut und B se.Spannend ist die Geschichte definitiv und die Weiterentwicklung der Protagonisten ist sehr unterhaltsam geraten Leider ist auch im dritten Band die bersetzung sprachlich wieder nicht so mein Ding Da redet man von Gehst Du auf Arbeit oder so und in einem Satz findet sich viermal hintereinander das Wort w rde , um nur zwei Beispiele zu nennen Das mag man nun als Nitpicking betrachten, aber solche Dinge fallen mir dann doch w hrend der Lekt re negativ ins Auge.Trotzdem ist Stars and Stripes die Reise von Seite Eins bis Seite Dreihundertsiebenundsechzig wert Zwei Abenteuer stehen noch aus, welche hoffentlich auch den Weg zum Luzifer Verlag finden werden The third installment of the Black Stiletto series and it continues the story of Judy Cooper as told through her diaries given to her son Martin Entertaining read. These books are addictive When I finish one of these books, I am immediately looking around for the next fix alas, what will suffice until the next in the series is available in audio Perhaps I will check out the numerous other works by Raymond Benson.Judy, the masked Black Stiletto, is in her early 20s in this book and her character continues to grow I especially liked that the author showed Judy muddling through life, drinking too much, making poor decisions and getting her ass handed to h These books are addictive When I finish one of these books, I am immediately looking around for the next fix alas, what will suffice until the next in the series is available in audio Perhaps I will check out the numerous other works by Raymond Benson.Judy, the masked Black Stiletto, is in her early 20s in this book and her character continues to grow I especially liked that the author showed Judy muddling through life, drinking too much, making poor decisions and getting her ass handed to her in a few fights This made Judy very real I want to be her when I grow up China Town, NYC style, played a healthy role in this story The Black Stiletto found herself caught up in some Chinese organized crime Her attempts to do good end up getting not only her injured, but others too For a while there, I was afraid the Black Stiletto had met her match.Meanwhile, the every day Judy joins John Kennedy s political campaign, making new friends, and dressing as a Kennedy Girl in uniforms designed by Mrs Kennedy Of course, you can t have Kennedy without the perceived evil blight of Communism Hence, politics plays a bit of a role in this tale I felt this aspect was a teensy over played, but overall, it did not reduce my enjoyment of the book My only other mild criticism is that Martin Talbot is just on the edge of too whiny in this book Granted, he is highly stressed and suffering from anxiety attacks, but I found myself wantingof Judy Cooper and less of Martin.My little sin, concerning these books, is that I like to give myself a day off and play Diablo III while listening to the exploits of the Black Stiletto In this particular sinful episode, my female barbarian must have been channeling the Black Stiletto Every time the Stiletto got her ass kicked, my character went down When Stiletto was victorious, so was my barbarian.Narration As usual for this series, the narration was spot on for this book I am glad the two main narrators have been able to carry over through all 3 books We also had a few Asian, Austrian, and South American accents, which were done well It was only after I had requested this book from netgalley that I realised it was part of a series I was worried that I would not be able to follow the plot and that the story would make no sense to me.I was wrong.The Black Stiletto series is about Martin Cooper and how he deals with the revelation his mother was the Black Stiletto a female vigilante in the 1950 s 1960 s.This installment sees Martin wrestle with his conscience as he debates whether to tell his girlfriend Maggie about his moth It was only after I had requested this book from netgalley that I realised it was part of a series I was worried that I would not be able to follow the plot and that the story would make no sense to me.I was wrong.The Black Stiletto series is about Martin Cooper and how he deals with the revelation his mother was the Black Stiletto a female vigilante in the 1950 s 1960 s.This installment sees Martin wrestle with his conscience as he debates whether to tell his girlfriend Maggie about his mother s secret identity.The story is exciting, the characters realistic although I am not entirely sure Judy as the Black Stiletto is all that convincing, but if you suspend your disbelief you can enjoy the tales.My biggest regret in regards to this book is that I have yet to read the first and second installment again, it is easy enough to read this book without getting too lost, should you not have read the first two However, there are characters in this book that felt quite secondary to me, but I knew little about them having not read the earlier books.I would highly recommend reading the first two books and then moving onto this one The series seems gripping and quite the page turner Definitely worth your time.Recommended.5 stars 4 STARSThis is the third Black Stiletto novel It keeps me rivited until I finshed reading.Judy Cooper is the Black Stiletto s real name Hardly anyone knows that she is her.Judy volunteered for Kennedy s campagn and finds Russian Spys who want to kill Senator Kennedy.She also gets involved with the chinese tongs in Chinatown Police still want to arrest her at least most of them The novel starts with her son Martin and tells what is happening in his life with his mom in the care center, his da 4 STARSThis is the third Black Stiletto novel It keeps me rivited until I finshed reading.Judy Cooper is the Black Stiletto s real name Hardly anyone knows that she is her.Judy volunteered for Kennedy s campagn and finds Russian Spys who want to kill Senator Kennedy.She also gets involved with the chinese tongs in Chinatown Police still want to arrest her at least most of them The novel starts with her son Martin and tells what is happening in his life with his mom in the care center, his daughter coping with being attacked in New York Martin s ex wife getting remarried The drama of his life and inbetween his updates he is reading his mom s third diary book.When reading Judy s diary it has the feeling that it is a real diary made in that time and place of the 60 s With all it s problems and good points.The novel does a good job going from Martin s day to day life to Judy s diary and back again.It s a lot of action,chases,fights and choices of good or bad.I will continue to read the Black Stiletto books as they come out.I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.04 02 2013 Publisher Oceanview Publishing ISBN 10 1608090728 325 pages The Black Stiletto Stars Stripes by Raymond Benson is book therein the Black Stiletto series Benson weaves the story between the titular vigilante in the sixties to her son in the present The story diligently weaves a well spun story that had me hungry for both sides Benson sprinkles real historical events in his narrative to give the reader a significant frame of reference The events of the past weigh heavily on the present that is what makes Benson a master storyteller The audiobook ver The Black Stiletto Stars Stripes by Raymond Benson is book therein the Black Stiletto series Benson weaves the story between the titular vigilante in the sixties to her son in the present The story diligently weaves a well spun story that had me hungry for both sides Benson sprinkles real historical events in his narrative to give the reader a significant frame of reference The events of the past weigh heavily on the present that is what makes Benson a master storyteller The audiobook version is voiced by many different actors doing a plethora of voices This brings the story even further to life in essence making it a kin to a high level performance I love how this series has obvious continuation points, but each book is a full complete story The Black Stiletto Stars Stripes is a full five stars First one of the series that I read Not my fault the edition is deliberately printed to obscure the fact that it is part of a series Publishers want to sell books but to sell them under sort of false pretenses makes me a little angry I got this from a library, but it still bugs me In any case the story is fairly stand alone and not bad It is an intermesh of two stories one told through a diary The modern story is just ok, it has some tension that feels artificial The other story is fine First one of the series that I read Not my fault the edition is deliberately printed to obscure the fact that it is part of a series Publishers want to sell books but to sell them under sort of false pretenses makes me a little angry I got this from a library, but it still bugs me In any case the story is fairly stand alone and not bad It is an intermesh of two stories one told through a diary The modern story is just ok, it has some tension that feels artificial The other story is fine although the whole diary thing breaks down For example intricate fight sequences probably wouldn t be described in the kind of detail that the reader ends up with here But it was still a fun read Be good on an airplane ride This was an entertaining addition to the series Judy is a fun and lovable character who goes around trying to right all the injustice in the world In this installment, she runs afoul of the Asian gangs and the Russian mafia all while trying to save JFK And while it s sad to see her in present day times as an elderly woman with memory problems, the ending of this book indicates Judy s spirit lives on we just need to read the next book to find out how My only complaint with this book is that This was an entertaining addition to the series Judy is a fun and lovable character who goes around trying to right all the injustice in the world In this installment, she runs afoul of the Asian gangs and the Russian mafia all while trying to save JFK And while it s sad to see her in present day times as an elderly woman with memory problems, the ending of this book indicates Judy s spirit lives on we just need to read the next book to find out how My only complaint with this book is that it reads a little like a martial arts graphic novel where Judy thinks she s indestructible and takes on guns, snipers, knives, and assassins without ever getting too seriously hurt While this makes the book totally unrealistic, it s still a lot of fun to read

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  • Hardcover
  • 325 pages
  • The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes
  • Raymond Benson
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 1608090728