The Henry Crowne Trilogy #Collapse
Books / November 28, 2019

Henry Crowne: Paying the Price COLLAPSE  He is a secret IRA operative. He is one of the most successful City banker in London …then the 2008 Financial Crisis happens. Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own lingering darker past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence but her client is the biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?   BREAKING PO!NT They may break his body, never his spirit One financial terrorist in prison Two City bankers dead And … a $350 trillion banking scandal called LIBOR The suspicious suicide of two high-profile City bankers brings former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole together again in an investigation that implicates the UK government, the Bank of England, and London’s top banking executives. As the true motive for the deaths continues to elude them, Nancy persuades a reluctant Inspector Pole to involve Henry Crowne. Once a brilliant…

Appetite For Risk by Jack Leavers #BlogTour
Books / September 17, 2019

A fast-paced action thriller inspired by real events in the aftermath of the Iraq War. With Saddam Hussein deposed and an entire country in need of rebuilding, former Royal Marine John Pierce hears the siren call of adventure and opportunity. His fledgling UK business is struggling to support his young family and he has connections in the Iraqi capital – fate seems to point one way. In early 2004, Pierce rolls the dice when he jumps into a taxi in Jordan and heads for the turmoil of postwar Baghdad to grab a share of the reconstruction gold rush. But when Iraq spirals into the hell of a full-blown insurgency, he must rely on his wits and his local friends if he’s to evade the rampant bloodshed. As the action rolls across the blood-stained Iraqi landscape and embraces London’s seedy underbelly, Pierce tangles with the authorities at home and finds himself thrust into the heart of British and American covert operations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Having set out with little more than ambitious goals and an appetite for risk, can a determined ex-bootneck survive the mounting chaos unscathed and succeed in hitting the jackpot?   My Review Thanks to Emma at…

Seventh by Lewis Hastings (The Seventh Wave Book 1)
Books / August 19, 2019

  Firstly my thanks to the Author, who goes by the pseudonym of Lewis Hastings, for my gifted copy of the first in his Seventh Wave Trilogy , Seventh. In this first book, we are introduced to John ‘Jack’ Cade, a seemingly off grid, ex British Police Officer amongst other things, now living the quiet life in New Zealand. Inexplicably drawn back in to his old life by Elena, a mysterious Bulgarian visitor,  who turns up seeking Jack out. A story ensues that takes us back to Jack’s earlier life and career, via Hong Kong and Nottingham on to the streets of London, as Jack battles with an Eastern European Crime Syndicate deeply rooted in financial crime and far ahead of its time , headed up by the evil ‘Jackdaw’ Whilst opening with a slower pace, Lewis Hastings soon launches us into a fast paced, riotous and chaotic tale, as Jack takes no prisoners in his quest, to both serve and protect. Introducing some fantastic characters, Carrie O’Shea and Jason Roberts in particular, Hastings writes both likeable but equally flawed characters, his characters feel very human, especially Jack himself – there is one character I hope to read again after his…

Singapore Ghost by Murray Bailey (Ash Carter 4)
Books / July 29, 2019

  Ash Carter is in Penang on a job that seems beneath him: babysit a newspaper reporter. She’s investigating ghost stories at the barracks but it’s Carter’s past that is back to haunt him. Returning to Singapore he finds himself caught up with a Chinese Secret Society. It’s not Andrew Yipp’s and Carter finds himself beholden to the leader, Chen Guan Xi. Chen wants to remove his big rival without a turf war and he wants Carter to do it for him. However Yipp and Carter have so far had a good relationship. But when investigations on behalf of the gorgeous Su Ling uncover Yipp’s wicked actions, Carter’s attitude changes. Stuck between the two criminal organisations, Ash Carter must find a solution and put the ghosts to rest. My Review Thanks go to Murray Bailey, for both my ARC and a signed copy of Singapore Ghost to giveaway! Please check me out @red_bristol where I’m running the giveaway until July 31st.   This is the 4th in the “Singapore” series starring ex military policeman and, sometime prize-fighter, Ash Carter. Called to an army barracks, Ash is assisting and at times babysitting a reporter who is looking into an apparent curse…

The Spy Who Swapped Shoes by Geoffrey Davison
Books / July 26, 2019

    Thanks to Sapere Books for my review copy of Geoffrey Davison’s, The Spy Who Swapped Shoes, the first of his Espionage thrillers starring the infallible Stephen Fletcher. Starting out in Eastern Europe at the time of the Cold War, Stephen Fletcher is a British spy who is tasked with becoming Comrade Nikovitch, with the intention of infiltrating a Russian camp designed to train Russian agents to live in England and befriend important people and politicians. This is a very strongly plotted espionage thriller, full of spy’s and double agents, it’s an intriguing tale, that doesn’t let up and it has a real old school feel, reminiscent of John Le Carré. A fast paced, sharply plotted complex espionage thriller, it’s a quick, enjoyable and exciting read If you enjoy your war-time spy thrillers, this really is a cracking little read. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of the series. 4🔥🔥🔥🔥