Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Luca Pesaro - Zero Alternative - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

“Sometimes you must destroy first.”

To stay alive, Scott Walker must bring down a corrupt international bank. And possibly shatter the world’s economy. Because finance is a black hole ready to chew up countries and people before spitting them out rich, or broken. Or both.

Framed. Hunted. In love with a woman he can’t trust. As he hides from hitmen across Europe, Walker has only one card to play – DeepShare. A silicon oracle that could predict a slice of the future, and that everyone wants. Governments and insane billionaires, criminals and anarchist hackers stand in his way, some even promising help – though with dangerous strings attached.

As Walker struggles to survive and digs deeper into the dark heart of the global economy, one question torments him: how much will the world have to pay?

Zero Alternative is an action-packed conspiracy thriller that plucks at the heart of human nature. When our grip on love, hope and morality starts to slide, the only future worth living is the one we choose for ourselves.

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My Review

I love when reading a book makes me feel like I've trekked halfway across the globe, and this one certainly did. Scott Walker became my traveling companion, and boy, was it nice to have a suave, handsome man on my arm. Even if he was running from the law as well as a gang of assassins, I still enjoyed the trip from London to Switzerland then on to Italy and Los Angeles before stopping along the Mexican coast. Whew, what a whirlwind! Too bad Layla had to tag along for the ride...

Just kidding. I couldn't have Scott all to myself, now could I? Of course, a player like him would be interested in the company of a drop dead, gorgeous beauty like her. I just never trusted her, that's all, since she was probably leading my Scott to his ruin. Yeah, he got involved in some kind of insider trading scandal, but that didn't mean he and his friends deserved to die because of it. He just knew how to work all of the angles when it came to the stock market, crossing lines that shouldn't have been crossed.

And I never knew if Layla was going to make Scott pay the price for his transgressions. And it put a crimp in my travel plans. We couldn't enjoy the impressive architecture of the Reims Cathedral. Nope, we had to up and run. And we couldn't soak in the majesty of the Swiss lake country. Because we were just there to drain Scott's bank account. Things started to get hot and heavy in a rustic Italian farmhouse. But Layla had to go and ruin everything by opening her big, fat mouth.

It wasn't until the final leg of our excursion that I began to relax. Layla was out of the picture (or so I thought) and I had Scott on a beach all to myself. But he was a mess and couldn't stop thinking about the one who got away. He was too far gone for me to save, but hopefully the charms of another might be able to soothe him. Did Layla come back? I'm not telling, but then I'm not in Mexico with him either now am I?

Oh Scott, I'd circumnavigate the earth for you any day. Just give me a call when you have that whole bogus passport thing straightened out. And try not to deal with the Mafia this time, if you can help it. Because I worry about you, man. I always will.


Zero Alternative can be purchased at:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Formats: $5.99 ebook, $16.80 paperback
Pages: 269
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Release: April 25, 2014
Publisher: Three Hares Publishing
ISBN: 9781910153086
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About the Author

Luca Pesaro was born in Italy in the early seventies, but has spent most of his adult life in the US or UK. After long years gaining a degree and masters in the pseudo-science that is Economics he got bored, jumped the gun and became a derivatives trader in financial markets with several investment banks. Now reformed, he is writing full-time.

Zero Alternative is his first novel, and he is hard at work on his second thriller.

He lives in London, is married to an awesome Italian lady and has two children who always manage to annoy, surprise and delight beyond any reasonable expectation.

Links to connect with Luca:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

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  1. WOW - City Girl, that's a great love letter to mr Walker! I know he's blushing, thanks so much!

  2. I agree with Luca! Somebody's got a crush on Walker :)

    Thanks for the review, Victoria!