Feb 042013
Review: ETA-Estimated Time Of ArrestETA-Estimated Time Of Arrest by Delphine Pontvieux
Published by Miss Nyet Publishing on Nov 22, 2010
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
Format: eBook from Free Download
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Rating: dnf

After participating in a pro-separatist march that turned violent in January of 1992, 21-year-old Lorenzo Lartaun Izcoa is wrongly charged with the fatal bombing of a police station in his home town. Irun is a small city located in the heart of the Basque country, trapped between France and Spain, and struggling for independence. Lartaun finds himself on the Spanish Secret Service’s “most wanted” list, branded an active member of the Basque terrorist group ETA.

He has no choice but to flee his country.

Two years later, Lartaun’s childhood friend bursts back into his life. In exchange for a “small favor,” he offers him a passport and the chance to return to Europe under a new identity. Lartaun seizes the opportunity.


Back in Europe, hiding away in a commune in the French Pyrenees Mountains, Lartaun meets Faustine, a young French environmentalist. As their relationship renews his belief in a future worth fighting for, Lartaun realizes, albeit too late, that the favor he owes his friend is not so “small” after all.


With a distinct political angle, this book was different from what I usually read, but I was hoping the intrigue and action would still result in an enjoyable story. Unfortunately, the plot took so much time to start that I gave up. There was a lot of history and back story given, but not enough of the current story.

The main plot in the present day seemed to be Faustine’s angst and teenage crush for Rafael. It came across as very juvenile and annoying. If it had been a smaller portion of the plot with something else taking centre stage, maybe I would have got further into the story, but since this seemed to be the main focus of the story, I lost interest quickly. I didn’t even get to the part of the story that was mentioned in the summary.

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