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by World Castle Publishing, 19 April 2017. ISBN: 978-1-62989-695-3 (PB)
The Pope has been
kidnapped by a group called Sword, but they’re putting the blame on Muslims,
and there will be bloody retaliation if three secret agents, led by Ayden
Tanner, can’t manage to rescue his Holiness before Sword take them out …
short novel is told mostly from Tanner’s point of view, moving occasionally to
the other members of his team, Isabelle and Guy. All three are now officially
dead, and handled by the mysterious Mr Somebody. Their job is simply to try and
make bad better. Tanner is an ex-soldier, and we heard about his training for
this elite unit. He’s a voracious reader, given to quoting obscure texts, and
the situation forces him to think about his beliefs, which adds depth to the
story. Isabelle has a dark history, and wields a mean machine gun, though I was
sorry that much of her conversation was implausibly girly. Guy has let himself
become stable, with a girlfriend. The action is typical secret agent movie
mould, but there’s an added level of reality to their actions when we see the
police clearing up the bodies after one of their skirmishes – you never see
police dealing with 007’s massacres! There’s non-stop action, as the trio move
from country to country, with Sword close behind, or sometimes, due to
information leaks, in front, and a high body count. There’s loads to enjoy for
people who like guns and technology, and a twisty plot which leaves your head
spinning as you try to keep track of which side the players are on.
fast-moving thriller with ambushes, chases, helicopters, disguises, and lots of
shooting – perfect for lovers of James Bond and Mission Impossible.
the author of Smokescreen, Incognito
and Gun Kiss, to be published in 2017
by Imajin Books. The author is a member of the Crime Writers Association and
the International Thriller Writers. He resides in Singapore.
Marsali Taylor grew up
near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is
currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her
husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is
fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive
dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a
keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of
her local drama group.Marsali also does
a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.
A review of her recent book Ghosts of the Vikings can be read here.