Thursday At Noon – Reviews – 11/25/13
5-Stars! from Applesmom1952@aol , Amazon Reviewer: “ My New Favorite Author! I have not been a great follower of political thrillers, but I have read two of Mr. Brown’s in two days, Thursday at Noon and Winner Lose All. I could put neither down and I have discovered a new favorite author and can’t wait to read the rest of his books. He writes with turns and takes the reader down the road the characters are taking. Very adventurous. This is a genre I have really not followed much, but you can bet I will be reading every book Brown writes that I can get my hands on.”
5-Stars! from Barrie m “madmolbar” , Amazon Reviewer: “Super thriller! This is Mr. Brown at his very very best expertly entwining historical truth with his very readable version of what might have happened. This writer is up there with the best thriller novelists of this or any other era. Thank you, a most enjoyable can’t put down read.”
5-Stars! from Mike Nash, Amazon Reviewer: “A Fast Paced Good Read! Thursday at Noon was a really good novel, and one about a period of time and place whose impact on events occurring today was severely under anticipated when they occurred. The story proceeds with good pace and the characters are well developed. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fast paced story with very believable characters and a truly eye-opening reexamination of the Egyptian political scene in the tumultuous 1960s.”
5-Stars! from Toni A. Brondsema “lost tb”, Amazon Reviewer: “A fast moving, interesting, thought provoking page turning book. It is recommended for those who like to think while reading.”
5-Stars! from Elizabeth, Amazon Reviewer: “Well written. A Great read! Story line keeps you turning the pages and very interesting characters. A good read for the holidays.”
5-Stars! from Layne Wilhoite, Amazon Reviewer: “Excellent mystery. While I don’t usually enjoy stories that take place in foreign countries, this was definitely the exception. Characters were real with distinct personalities. The setting was real and interesting. I loved Thomson, the main character and wanted him “to get the girl!”
5-Stars! It’s a great book….don’t miss it! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. The fast pace built up to a perfect last line. I truly couldn’t put it down. You played the tension with perfection giving the readers time to catch their breath before the next chase. The characters lived up to their roles. I kept hoping that when one of the heroes went down, you kept him on his feet, regardless how hopeless it seemed. (It was a little like the super hero comic books. However, it didn’t detract from the tension or interest.) I can’t wait to read your next book.
Dani, Amazon Reviewer, 10/11/13
5-Stars! Really well written! I really enjoyed this story. The author did such a wonderful job with his characters. Very real people who were easy to relate to. There was lots of action and a very interesting story line.
Rhoda Brophy, Amazon Reviewer, 10/7/13
5-Stars! Redemption! Richard Thomson, an aging CIA agent, is on track to be a big-time loser when fate and big trouble dump opportunity at his feet. Not that he wanted to reject drink, but he does, knowing this is his last and only shot to regain his self-respect. But there is another compelling reason much more important and deadly: Middle-East war or peace. Like his other novels, this one is a fast-moving, suspense thriller that keeps the pages turning. Thomson stumbles from one mess to another, always with action, but he also applies his agent skills in a series of deadly encounters: skill and luck. The author’s descriptive writing, describing places and people in a detailed manner, may not please everyone, but I like it because it puts you into the story, as if you were there. I remember Cairo and the Middle-East as they were in the old days, and I recognized them in the author’s writing.
Robert Krueger, Amazon Reviewer, 10/3/13
5-Stars! Nicely done!! Great period piece. So believable I started to wonder if there may be a bit of truth to it. Hard to put down.
Robbie “Robbie R.” Amazon Reviewer, 9/9/13
5-Star! Thursday at Noon! Gripping from the start, pure adrenaline flowing through the page that seemed to fly. Reminiscent of an era of international danger and shifting alliances in the new middle East ‘s landscape. Conrad
Conrad Samoya, Amazon Reviewer, 9/2/13
5-Stars! Excellent thriller! “Thursday at Noon” by William F. Brown is an excellent espionage thriller set in 1962 in Egypt. It starts with two men, one Israeli and one a hired Egyptian thief, discovering Germans and an arsenal of nuclear weapons in the desert. Only years after the wars between Egypt and Israel this is alarming news and in my humble opinion an excellent set up for this great thriller.
Most literature about that times focuses solely on the Cold War and forgets how recent the German military presence in Egypt had been at that moment in history. The action packed thriller that follows is a fast and compelling read. The political and military implications and the historical probability are very well done and although it is a work of fiction I feel that there is a lot to learn about the era and the Middle East in this novel. CIA Agent Thomson is a great main character as the reluctant hero, the daughter of angry Nazi rocket scientist an equally inspired addition to the cast as are many others. The instability of the country and peace in the region at the time provides the perfect setting for this murder mystery. I have read other books by the same author which were also well written but this has got to be my favourite. Highly recommended.
ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon Reviewer, 8/26/13
5-Stars! Great Thriller/Suspense Novel! I would like to start out by saying that I don’t normally read spy type novels, but there is something about William Brown’s writing that keeps me nibbling at my chocolate bars well into the night. I approached this book thinking I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but the way the story was woven I just couldn’t help myself! William Brown can weave suspense like it ain’t nobody’s business!
This book is thick with spies, intelligence, counter-intelligence and bad guys. Lots of bad guys. This book had a sort of historical fiction feel because it wove real people into the tale. I think if this was ever made into a movie, someone like Bruce Willis would make a great Thompson character. Bruce usually takes a licking and keeps on ticking, just like Thompson did.
There was a lady interest for Thompson in this story, Ilsa, but there was no real romance. One thing I have noticed in William Brown’s books is that he doesn’t feel it necessary to have romance in his stories. Not that it is a problem – a spy without a lover – but I still want to point my chocolate bar at Mr. Brown and encourage him in that direction to see what he comes up with.
Squeak “The Dragon Mother,” Amazon Reviewer, 7/22/13
5-Stars! Exciting Book and a Great Read! This book kept you in suspense and was exciting from beginning to end. It was well written and a joy to read.
Helen Chun, Amazon Reviewer, 5/23/13
5-Stars! Superior! Buy this book! This is the second of Mr. Brown’s books I have read. (I now own all of them I can get my hands on.) This is exciting, fun and original. I usually do not read thrillers but this guy is such a good writer I am making an exception. Let me end with this – buy this book!
Just John, Amazon Reviewer, 5/22/13
5-Stars! Very exciting spy story set in 1962 Cairo!! Mr. Brown has another winner on his hands with Thursday at Noon! This is a very exciting spy story set in 1962 Cairo and involves Richard Thomson, a washed up CIA agent discovering secret goings on at an old RAF base in Egypt. Mr. Brown has injected some very intriguing characters into the book, ranging from a British bar owner, several Nazi SS officers, some German scientists, Israeli spies, and Egyptian police officials, interweaving them into an exciting read that makes you feel like you are there witnessing the events unfold. The book is one of those that you won’t be able to put down once you start on it. I always have reservations about saying too much and giving away the plot as I think it spoils the read for the person who hasn’t read the book. I will tell you this, buy the book, you will not be disappointed. Congrats to Mr. Brown on another literary masterpiece!
Ron Morris, Amazon Reviewer, 5/13/13
5-Stars! A Maltese Falcon Wrapped in Egyptian History! Thursday at Noon took a while to get into. I found the rough, not politically correct dialogue and description a bit hard at first. Then I warmed up to Thompson, the annoying drunk with a Bogart like African Queen drinking problem. It is a great period piece, showing depth of historical knowledge and cultural savvy. Boy meets girl stays Platonic and seems a bit forced in the context. Sometimes it has that smoky bar room quality of its time period. At times the descriptions might have been better played out in dialogues from the character’s mouths. The story propelled me to its predictable conclusion on the level of plot; however, the story-within-the story, the relationships amongst three old friends including Nasser himself, was surprising. Thursday at Noon is a successfully written blockbuster-type thriller with nice touches of 50s-style dialogue. I will read more of this author.
Michael “Michael James Gallagher”, Amazon Reviewer, 3/6/13
5-Stars! Kept me guessing! Great suspense with lots of good ups and downs along with several interesting characters. Overall, very well written and kept me guessing to the end.
Colorado, Amazon Reviewer, 3/14/13
5-Stars! Very good read! This was a good read. It keeps you on the edge of your seat to find out what would happen next.
Robert Scott, Amazon Reviewer, 2/16/13