Review: ELEMENT 42

Review of Element 42, Sabel Security Thriller #3, by Seeley James

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.

This writer received a complimentary download of the ebook in exchange for an honest and objective review.


element42cvrI had not read the first two books in the Sabel Security Thriller series, and this novel stood on its own quite well. Nevertheless, I will be looking forward to reading others in the series as soon as time permits.


If you, too, are new to the characters who work for Sabel Security, you will enjoy meeting them. From their Wonder-Womanish fearless leader to every member of her SEAL-Team-like crew, the Sabel Security operatives are capable of any super-human feat. While they prefer not to kill the bad guys (Ms. Sabel has perfected a tranquilizer dart for team use in lieu of bullets), they are committed to doing whatever it takes to accomplish their mission.


In the beginning of this story, the team encounters a mass grave and sinister quasi-medical facility deep in the jungles of Borneo. At first, the mission seems to be to obtain justice for the innocent men, women, and children who were massacred in Borneo. As more facts come to light, however, the mission becomes to save the world from a weaponized, ever-evolving, incurable virus. The team pursues suspects on every continent, meeting surprises around every corner. The action is non-stop.


It is also interesting to note that the team’s leader and at least half of the unstoppable operatives at Sabel Security are female. This poses occasional moral or emotional dilemmas for the male team members, which only adds spice to the Sabel Security stew.

I have dropped one star for occasional profanity, notably the F word, but the story contains no lewd sexual exploits.


I would recommend Element 42, Sabel Security Thriller #3, to action lovers, war-story enthusiasts, and mystery readers. In my opinion this particular novel is inappropriate for younger teens and tweens, due to language and violence.


Available at AMAZON.


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