The Taste of Fear

American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it.In an eyeblink they re taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, oAmerican movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it.In an eyeblink they re taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.
The Taste of Fear American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage When robbed of their money and passports they seek hel

  • Title: The Taste of Fear
  • Author: Jeremy Bates
  • ISBN: 9781937178192
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Taste of Fear”

    1. A very exciting and emotional rollercoaster ride for suspense and thriller lovers! Very well written!!

    2. News like the following ones are regularly broadcast these days: Tourists kidnapped by Al-Qaeda devotees. Al-Qaeda-related massacre, tourists involved. Hotel attacked by Al-Qaeda gunmen. The list can be extended continually. We all have heard of those tragic events, whether the tourists were of US-American, English, German or another nationality. And we all hope and pray we and our closest will never be entangled in such an occurence. But do we know how it actually feels like for the people conc [...]

    3. This thriller was a little out of my comfort zone, but I couldn’t stop reading it. Kudos to Jeremy Bates who painted such a realistic and gripping tale in “The Taste of Fear” that I had to stop from time to time to catch my breath! Detailed and well-written scenes reveal the dark side of human nature and the even darker side of what lurks in the forests of Africa. Our senses are on alert as the plot unfolds and the pace quickens, and we truly “taste” the fear and horror the characters [...]

    4. The Taste of Fear is a story of survival. American actress, Scarlett Cox, and her billionaire husband, Salvador Brazza, go on Safari in Africa to revive their failing marriage. A robbery leaves them stranded and in need of assistance from the US Embassy. Almost immediately, Cox and Brazza get caught up in an attack on the Embassy in Dar es Salaam and are captured and taken hostage, along with a couple of Embassy workers and an Australian tourist, by a group of Al Qaeda terrorists. AQ takes them [...]

    5. Entertaining, but not my favorite read. I have a real problem with characters making stupid decisions. I understand that, in some books, the whole argument is based on that (namely, Jeremy Bates' books in the World's Scariest Places series), and when the characters are 20-year-old college students, I can let it pass. When, however, a hitman, a retired Israeli Special Forces agent, and a hotel mogul ignore basic precautions that even I would think of, I just keep getting distracted by all their s [...]

    6. Well the first half of the book was a drag but then the pace grew and was very gripping. Very well written and all the characters were very well fleshed out at the beginning but it took a long time to get going ! Was a bit far fetched for me in some areas I found it hard to believe a civilian would be able to muster a gun so easily and then the kidnappers were so careless and were overcome so easily. The hit man that was hired to kill the main character was a bit off a weak canon in the book did [...]

    7. Graphic violence.Horrific story, that will stay with you, and if you get sick very easily please don't eat or drink while reading this book. Also don't read it at the bedtime. Talented author, unbelievable story of Hollywood actress and her rich husband. Solid characters, but some of them ruthless killers.

    8. I was so fortunate to receive a free download of "The Taste of Fear" by Jeremy Bates to read on my Kindle.I was so impressed when I read his previous novel,"White Lies",that I jumped at the chance.I was not disappointed.This was an amazing novel by such a skillful author.What a rollercoaster of a ride.American actress Scarlett Cox and husband billionaire Sal Brazza, had taken a one month separation after discovering her husband's affair. But on the eve of Scarlett's 30th birthday party, she woul [...]

    9. Review of The Taste of Fear by Jeremy BatesI reviewed an e-book copy provided by the author in return for my fair and impartial review.“The Taste of Fear” ranks with bestselling thrillers (name your author, you’ll know to whom I compare author Jeremy Bates). Rife with glorious detail of geography, flora and fauna, culture, society, warfare, terrorism, economics, politics, crime lords, and a cast of characters from the very down-to-earth (as is the pickup driver Scarlett encounters in Laure [...]

    10. I just loved this faced paced read.I'm happy to have discovered a new author that I'm sure going to be happy to read from again.

    11. A sensational, breakneck thriller with loads of action, merciless violence and adventure. Celebrity couple actress Scarlett Cox and her older, tycoon husband Salvatore (Sal) Brazza have hit marital problems just 4 years into their marriage, life together in the constant glare of camera flashes and dogged by the paparazzi provides little time for the pair to reconcile their differences.So they decide that spending Christmas on a safari holiday in remote Tanzania will give them some time away from [...]

    12. Let me start by saying that The Taste Of Fear is completely out of my normal review genre. I usually tend to read & review erotic paranormal romances, so I wasn't entirely sure how much I was going to like this book but I grew up reading Stephen King, Dean Koontz & Clive Barker, so I was more than willing to give this a try I will now be the first to admit that Jeremy Bates easily belongs on the list of my beloved horror, thriller & drama authors The Taste Of Fear started out with a [...]

    13. “A frighteningly good thriller”I think what helps to lift this story above the rest is the way in which the tension and the terror grows. Things start slowly as we meet Scarlett the actress and her husband and entrepreneur Sal. The fire that destroyed part of the luxury hotel his firm were building in Dubai might have been an accident after all, surely someone wouldn't have a reason to want him dead?The couple take a safari trip to attempt to repair their marriage; for a while Mr. Bates lull [...]

    14. Scarlett and Sal are on safari -- will the adventure lead to a reconciliation? When the couple is stalked by an assassin life gets complicated and dangerous. Most of the events seem possible except near the end of the story. I didn't like the two main characters: Scarlett is self-centered and spoiled and Sal is ruthless.I've never read a book with so much "brand placements" -- high tech (iPhone, MacBook), automobiles (Land Rover, Mercedes, Toyota), guns (Glock, AK-47), even cigarettes (Kent).No [...]

    15. Wow!Not my normal type of book, but after reading reviews.I was sucked into this very intense story! I highly recommend if you are interested in a very intense, action packed book

    16. Very good read First of all, fast paced and never boring. Always on the run. My first Jeremy Bates but definitely not the last. Also, very good understanding of Middle Eastern - African issues and terror groups. Impressive work.

    17. A little far fetchedIt did keep me reading, but it got to the point to being more than unbelievable. Too much unrealistic events ruined the end for me.

    18. Jeremy Bates has staked out a reputation as a solid horror writer whose tales run the gamut from occult thrillers to speculative science fiction. He has now forsaken the world of pure horror for that of straight up action in The Taste of Fear, an African-based thriller. Unfortunately, while the book is impeccably researched, Bates has a tendency to overstuff his plot with far too many elements for one novel, eventually causing it to bog down.The heroine of The Taste of Fear is Scarlett Cox, an A [...]

    19. The end left much to be desired. They're somewhere in Africa, the d espitr being injured, dehydrated, starved, and sick, it's basically "you survived the rest of the ordeals in the book so make it to a boat and we'll pretend you found help and made it home alive cause it literally just stops at getting on a boat." Could've at least done an epilogue to avoid having to write up anything more after all the struggles to get to that point but just stopping while they're still stranded on their last l [...]

    20. 12/26/2008, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. American Embassy (Old Bagamoyo Rd Msasani Village). Scarlett Cox (30, American movie star) & Salvador “Sal” Brazza (Scarlett’s husband, hotel tycoon) had been kidnapped. Joanna Mills (embassy vice consul) & Miranda Sanders (passport office clerk) met Scarlett. They were captive also. Creep, Scarlett, Thunder, Sal, Miranda, Joanna, Jahja al-Ahmad (German, pharmaceutical co. salesman), Mustache, & Beard had managed to escape & went their s [...]

    21. This book was quite a bit more than I expected! It's about a Hollywood actress and her billionaire hotel-builder husband who get kidnapped in Africa. I thought it would be a bit more 'fluff' with complaints re missing make up, broken finger nails, "Do you know who I am!" comments, etc. but this was a very exciting, tense, even horrifying at times story(I joked that it almost needed warnings like they put on movies!) At one point, I found myself exclaiming, "Why won't this man die!?!? So the stor [...]

    22. Another well done story by Bates. Do you want violence, gore, survival and literally the taste of fear- well you have it. Bates stories always serves you the straight to the point---death of any character. You never know who will survive in his books. Normally it's only 1 or 2 lucky individuals. AND normally its painful, violent and stomach turning. I liked the characters and I enjoyed the 2 main POVS. I always picture all the surviving characters in straight jackets after the hell they went thr [...]

    23. Scarlet Cox, an actress, and her wealthy husband, Salvador Brazza, decide to go to Africa on vacation in an attempt to rekindle their marriage, and after a fire in one of his hotels, which he suspects was an attempt to kill him. On the other side of the world, they are faced with all the perils possible, and things could not go worse for them. Too much violence, deaths, and absurd situations. I would sell this story to a writer of superhero stories. Pathetic. An absolute waste of time.

    24. The Taste of Fear is one of those books you want to read in one sitting as it's so fast-paced and the characters are so interesting. Unlike Bates' 'World's Scariest Places' series, this one is more of an action/adventure book, reminiscent of Wilbur Smith rather than horror, so I was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I'm really glad I discovered Jeremy Bates' books- best new author I've read in the last couple of years, roll on Mountain of the Dead!

    25. A Lot of Body PartsA little slow with the lead female character ramblings at the beginning, but the action is fast and furious the last one third of the story. A poignant story about the ultra wealthy with a touch of stardom thrown in. However, when things go bad, they stretch into a hailstorm even which I cannot envision. Read and enjoy for the ending will stay with you long after you put the book down.

    26. A rich and famous married couple go on holiday to Africa in an attempt to fix their marriage following the husbands affair, but the holiday does not turn out the way they expect. I thought it was a really interesting read with many twists and turns, and excellent character depth and development. The story didn't develop quite how I thought, which I always like as it makes a far more enjoyable read. I also like how the characters have their flaws, as it makes or a more realistic story.

    27. Not too impressed with this one. I kept turning the pages "waiting for something to happen" but it just kept 'rolling along't nail biting, not gripping just a bit boring if I'm honest. Found each of the characters outcomes so crap too was like the author just wanted to finish up the book a bit too "neatly"

    28. This was a great page turner! It had a lot of action which I thought made the book exciting.I don't think it would be a good book for people who like easy reading as this book isn't that. The way the Author describe the events, characters and surroundings were amazing and I t was so easy to imagine myself there watching the events play out.

    29. A wasteb of time, gore galoreToo much violence to even be realistic. I read to enjoy a take that us believable and not full if gore. What a disturbed imagination this author had. I won't read more if this work. I will look for less and something that could possibly happen, not this. Even the gentlemen readers will not be entertained by it

    30. This is a well-written and fast-paced book. For me, there were just a few too many bad things happening to the protagonist. My suspension of disbelief was stretched - no-one is that unlucky. Nonetheless, an enjoyable read.

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