Review Archive

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The Punk Factor

Seventeen-year-old Frankie is in a punk rock girl band with her best friend. To succeed in the music industry takes hard work, and that isn’t something Frankie is good at.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Cold Case

When Bob Skinner is asked for help by his old friend Sir James Proud, he doesn’t expect to find himself trying to decide if his friend really could have been involved in covering up a murder.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Angry Sea

Former SAS sergeant John Carr is caught up in a terror attack whilst on holiday in Spain and ends up getting his wish – to track down and take out the men responsible for the atrocity.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Red Strike

The kidnap of a former Russian intelligence officer from a safe house sparks off a chain of events that sees former SAS operatives Bald and Porter called out of retirement again.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Linda Wilson

Maigret and the Saturday Caller

Maigret is walking to the bus stop after work one Saturday evening when he notices a man apparently following him. When he arrives home his wife tells him that someone is waiting to see him. It is the same man.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Nemesis

Professor Tom Wilde of Cambridge University is in France on holiday with his fiancée Lydia when he is approached by a man who at first sight appears to be a beggar. It turns out, however, that he has been in touch with one of Wilde’s former students who had gone off to join the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and is now held in a French prison camp. He urges Wilde to do all he can to free him.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Arnold Taylor

An Autumn Hunting

Akyl Borubaev is back in the Bishkek murder squad but shooting the Minister for State Security makes him a pariah, and someone of interest to Kyrgyzstan’s top criminals.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Secret Prey

Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport is called in when a banker is shot during a hunting trip, an event which proves to be just the beginning of a series of attacks.
 

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

The Plotters

A Korean assassin ignores his instructions and permits a target to die in her preferred manner – the first step away from unquestioning obedience to his fate.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Blood Orange

Barrister Alison Bailey is married with a daughter but infatuated with solicitor Patrick. She is horrified to receive messages from someone who knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts

Weekend at Thrackley

Impecunious war hero Jim Henderson is baffled to be invited to a weekend party at the country home of a famous collector of precious stones. Robbery, kidnap and murder follow.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

After the Monsoon

Security policeman Ernst Grip investigates the death of a Swedish soldier in Djibouti and enters a world of greed, intrigue and double dealing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by John Cleal

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