One of the risk of writing are reviews. After you finish the long process of
writing, rewriting and editing your novel, it goes out to others who judge
whether you’ve been wasting your time. When reviewers judge a book a success, it
all seems worth the effort. When readers judge a book worth opening their
wallet, then a writer feels it is worth keeping a series like the Calvino series
On 9th February 2007, two reviews of Risk are in the local
Legendary book reviewer and Night Owl reviewed Risk in the
Bangkok Post, saying, “…this book shows that Chris Moore is
at the top of his form.” You can’t ask for a better final judgment than
And over at the Pattaya
Mail, Lang Reid, who has been penning book reviews for years, he says about
Risk, “exciting, enthralling and entertaining writing.”
Interestingly Lang Reid commented on the short period between the
happening of the coup and the publication of The Risk of Infidelity Index. He
wondered if I had taken a speedwriting course.
Most of the story had
taken place during the time of the demonstrations and protest. At that time no
one could predict where those demonstrations would lead. When the coup did
happen, it presented an excellent chance to allow scores to be settled in a way
that would seem inevitable.
The original ending lacked the coup element.
If the coup hadn’t happened, the ending would lacked the emotion kick, the
dramatic resolution of overthrow of what was divisive, hated government. As
tanks rolled onto the streets of Bangkok, I suddenly had the chance to bring
that political event as a natural outcome of the story. Good crime fiction novel
should be able to create a seamless series of events. When reality served up a
coup I saw the chance to pay off the chain of events that started on page 1 with
an event that few novelist have a chance to weave into a book.