Have you ever wondered what happened to all the Soviet spies, secret police, etc, from the cold war era? Trust me, you really don’t want to know, because one may be involved in your life, and you’d have no idea who they really were. Espionage is a part of all nations throughout all history, but, modern history has had a whole lot more of them than any other time period.
So, when I was asked to review “Static Demagogue”, by author Rhys Thomas, I said yes. His fictional tale follows the exploits of Amory Du Brokker, a cold blooded murderer, who targets women for pay, and for pleasure. Du Brokker is a well known public figure, as a famous radio show host, but it’s just a front for the former employee of Germany’s Ministry for State Security. How cold blooded is he? You’ll have to read Static Demagogue to find out, but, let’s just say he is a VERY nasty man. They say that behind every good man, is a good woman. Du Brokker is not a good man, and he prefers his women in front of him. At least until they’re dead.
The pros of Static Demagogue are well defined characters, motivations, intrigue and a view into the world of espionage, that few authors delve into in any great depth. While fictional, it parallels reality with astonishing accuracy. Accuracy that almost seems uncanny, because it was never experienced by the author. The only bad about Static Demagogue, is the use of so many unfamiliar languages, terms and names, which makes readers who are unfamiliar with Europe, have to ‘work’ to understand what’s being said, in turn distracting attention from the entertaining dark literary tale that’s cleverly unfolding.
I found the book, Static Demagogue, by Rhys Thomas, difficult to read, but well worth the effort. It is an acrylic three dimensional model of the international spy world, one that reveals things that must make more than a few ‘agencies’ nervous. If you love the cloak and dagger world of murder, betrayal and dubious loyalties, Static Demagogue is right up your alley. Get your copy today.
About the author of Static Demagogue: Rhys Thomas is man who loves to write, and is self-described as ‘forty something’. Rhys divides his time, and delight, between England and Wales, staunchly stating that he loves both. Static Demagouge is his first book.
Book Review By: W. Lewis, Publisher at The Northern Star