BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - A Lion in the Grass by Mark Zvonkovic

 



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Book Details:

Book Title:  A Lion in the Grass (The Raymond Hatcher Stories/Book One) by Mark Zvonkovic
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  333 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction 
Publisher:  Dos Perro Press 
Release date:  August 2020
Content Rating:  PG13+M: The book has mature themes associated with wartime violence and not-explicit sex scenes.

Book Description:

Set over the course of six decades, A Lion in the Grass documents the despair and hope of a spy who suffers the murder of friends and enjoys the success of mentoring protégés.

The story is told through alternative viewpoints of Raymond, his protégés, and the French villain. The novel digs deeply into questions of love, self-doubt and hatred, all foisted upon Raymond during a career from which, he discovers, it is impossible to retire.

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Mark Zvonkovic and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

A Lion in the Grass is the first book in the Raymond Hatcher Stories series. This book is set over the course of 6 decades. It documents the despair and hope of a spy who’s impacted by the murder of friends while enjoying the success of mentoring proteges.

I enjoyed that this book is not your usual spy novel. It is unique in that the story is a slow burn that gives the reader insight into the life of Raymond Hatcher, his tenacity for revenge, his friends, family, and enemies. We see Raymond at multiple points in his life and see him evolve as the book progresses. The cast of characters are fascinating while adding depth to the story. The descriptions are vivid, and I could picture the scenes in my mind.

I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. I can’t wait to see how the series unfolds.  

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟



Photo Credit: Rebecca Westerveld

Meet the Author:

Mark Zvonkovic is a writer who lives in Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico with his wife Nancy and their two dogs. Finn and Cooper. He has written three novels, and he also writes book reviews and essays that appear in online publications. Before retiring to Mexico, Mark practiced law for thirty-five years at three multinational law firms in Houston, Texas and New York City. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and Boston University, and his law degree is from SMU School of Law. Mark grew up as an oil company brat and lived in Latin America, Texas and New York.

connect with the author: website~ facebook ~ bookbub ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:
Sep 26 – The Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 26 – Novels Alive – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 26 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / guest post / giveaway
Sep 26 - My Reading Getaway – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 27 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 27 - The Obsessed Reader – book series spotlight / giveaway
Sep 28 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Sep 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 29 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Sep 29 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Sep 30 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Sep 30 - Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Sep 30 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 3 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 4 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 4 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 5 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 5 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 6 - Leanne bookstagram – book review of BELINDA
Oct 7 – Novels Alive – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 7 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 
Splashes of Joy  - book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 11 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 11 - Literary Flits – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 11 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 12 – My Reading Getaway – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 12 - Literary Flits – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 12 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 13 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 14 – Novels Alive – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 14 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 17 – Books and Zebras – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 17 – Literary Flits – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 18 – @onecreativeartist – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 18 - Books and Zebras – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 19 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 19 – Books and Zebras – book review of BELINDA
Oct 20 - Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 20 – @onecreativeartist – book review of THE NARROWS
Oct 20 - 
Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 21 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 - @onecreativeartist – book review of BELINDA
Oct 21 - Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 - My Reading Getaway – book review of BELINDA / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 - Books for Books – book series spotlight
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