Category Archives: Book Reviews

TOM CLANCY’s ENEMY CONTACT –– Mike Maden

(Jack Ryan Universe #27) An intricate, suspense-building sequence of events is laid out; a series of disastrous incidents indicating evidence of a massive security breach in the world’s most secure firewall ever designed. The whole of the US security is … Continue reading

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THE WAREHOUSE – Rob Hart

As an entertaining read, this thriller is a success, with splendid characterisation, mounting tension and fear of a seemingly disastrous outcome. Set in a near-future USA where the corporate giants have gobbled up the entire existences of most of the … Continue reading

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SECRET SERVICE – Tom Bradby

Surely the best spy novel I have read in years. How can Kate Henderson take the intel seriously that the British Prime Minister has cancer, and that one of the contenders to replace him has Russian connections? And that there … Continue reading

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BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT- Gary Bell QC & Scott Kershaw

A huge, involved fraud case suggests that Elliot Rook, QC, a barrister with Miller & Stubbs, needs some help as he gets further and further mired down in the paperwork, Sheer audacity gets young, hungry, mixed-race Zara Barnes the job. … Continue reading

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UNDER THE ICE – Rachael Blok

Jenny is a new mother; exhausted, tearful, brittle. She finds herself sleep-walking, barefooted in the snow, down to the nearby lake which seems to have a hold on her. Her visions include shadowy figures and threatening whispers. Inexplicably, barely remembered … Continue reading

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WINTER SISTERS – Robin Oliveira

Mary Sutter #2. When the 1879 blizzard that devastates Albany, New York, finally releases its killer grip, close family friends, husband and wife, of Dr Mary Sutter and her physician husband, have both lost their lives. But more troubling is … Continue reading

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RUN AWAY – Harlan Coben

Your eldest daughter has run away; she does not want to be found. Then you see her in a park, busking. You hardly recognise her, so wasted, so shrunken and filthy is she; but you can’t help yourself reaching out … Continue reading

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THE SECRETARY – Renee Knight

The plot is centred on the relationship between the absolutely discreet and loyal secretary, Personal Assistant Christine Butcher, and her driven ruthless boss, supermarket mogul, Mina Appleton. It is Christine’s post-traumatic diary of the events leading up to that present … Continue reading

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NEVER TELL – Lisa Gardner

Excellent! A thriller, a whodunnit until the last moment with more twists than a corkscrew. This is my first Lisa Gardner, but wow! Where has she been all my reading life? She has 20 previous novels to her name. Her … Continue reading

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CELTIC EMPIRE – Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler

A DIRK PITT NOVEL – An entertaining adventure packed full of action and our well-known heroes: Dirk Pitt, and all his NUMA team, plus his son and daughter, Summer and Dirk Pitt Jnr. all behaving heroically and surviving, of course. … Continue reading

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