Book Review & Giveaway: Battle Not With Monsters

Battle Not With Monsters by Overton Scott: Victim? Neen Ford is a loner, drifting from town to town, working as a security guard and teaching martial arts. One hot night in Dallas, she witnesses the brutal murder of a Ukrainian prostitute and becomes the killer’s next target. Neen’s never backed down from a fight, but she’s never tangled with a human trafficking ring before. Until now. Hero? Na├»ve young women are being trafficked into the United States by Russian criminals. Someone needs to help them. The police are trying, but they’re not moving fast enough for Neen, who is now being stalked by a man who enjoys inflicting pain. Vigilante? How far will Neen go to save herself? How far, to save three young women from a life of fear and suffering? And what price will she pay for battling the monster? There’s a thin line between hero and vigilante – will she cross it?

Jennifer's thoughts: I finished this book a couple days ago and really had to give it some time to sink in. It was so different than the books I typically read. Overton Scott packed this story full of prostitutes, pimps, and murder. He opened the book with a bat wielding Russian taking out pretty much anybody in his path. I hate to admit it, but the first ten pages was probably my favorite of the entire book. It was very captivating and pulled me into the story fast.

The heroine, Justine (or Neen), spends most of her time on the run from Chert (the bat wielding Russian from the beginning of the story). Neen fights her way through this story to escape Chert and solve a murder.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a strong heroine that is determined not to stop until her battle is won. Battle Not With Monsters is a story full of action packed drama and suspense.

Overton Scott is the pseudonym of a national bestselling author. Overton is interested in a lot of themes covered in the Neen Ford stories: martial arts, the warrior ethos, personal responsibility, and the concept of justice. Like Neen, Overton doesn’t think that the guilty should escape punishment on this earth. Unlike Neen, Overton prefers to write stories rather than take the law into his own hands. It’s just as morally satisfying, but less dangerous.

As you are reading this, Overton should be working on the next Neen Ford adventure. But he’s probably at the gym, shooting or wasting time looking at funny pictures on the internet. You can contact him at, if you’d like to discuss any aspect of the Neen Ford stories.

Tour wide giveaway
--2x Signed copies of Battle Not With Monsters (INTL)


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really unique and interesting read! Glad you liked it, Jennifer!