Hammer of God (Alex Hunter #5.5) by Greig Beck

A review by CJ Dee

When nuclear bombs are detonated in several middle eastern cities, an elite team of commandos lead by Alex Hunter must team up with Mossad to stop who — or what — is responsible.

Hammer of God is an action novella with aspects of the supernatural and horror entwined. Don’t let the horror scare you off though: if you can stomach Frankenstein then you can handle Hammer of God.

This is my first foray into the world of Alex Hunter, leader of the elite HAWC team. It was quite the journey! The novella grabs you by the hand from the start and pulls you through the world. Slowly enough that you are able to learn about the world he inhabits but quickly enough that you are never bored.

The characters all have their quirks and are described well without over-saturating regular readers with back story. All of them seem to be quite deeply flawed humans and those are often the most interesting characters.

The action in Hammer of God is non-stop. Though the overall story doesn’t seem as much fun as most action stories I have read. Whether this is due to the constraints of a novella over a full length action novel, I cannot say but will reevaluate when I read Alex Hunter #6.

While Hammer of God doesn’t make me want to rush out and buy every Alex Hunter novel but it is an enjoyable novella that stands on its own well. Fans of the action novel genre should definitely take a look.

Rating: 3/5
ISBN: ISBN 9781760301323
Format: eBook
Publisher: Momentum

Hammer of God by Greig Beck — a big cloud over a city with a bright point of light on the horizon at the city skyline