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by HQ, 29 June 2017. ISBN: 978-0-00-820307-8 (PB)
This book is the
first in an exciting new series featuring ex-US Navy –turned high-risk investigator
Thomas J. Cooper. He’s an emotional man tormented by his past and deadly
encounter with Somali pirates in the Horn of Africa. That coupled with a tragic
accident at sea that resulted in the disappearance of his sweetheart means he
must battle endlessly with PTSD and an addiction to prescription drugs.
between the US and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cooper’s new
assignment is to recover an aeroplane from the DRC and return it to the US. With
a close-knit team of colleagues that also comprises his estranged wife, Maddie,
he ventures into that vast, edgy and complex country. The reader is given rare
insights into the territory immortalised by Joseph Conrad ‘s Heart of Darkness and of superstition,
ancient tribal rituals and voodoo.
book has an enormous cast of characters and the research that has gone into the
writing is truly impressive although at times somewhat too detailed.However, I urge the reader to persevere with
the journey because he/she will be rewarded by a rip-roaring tale.
would categories this as a thriller where the shenanigans of politics and
business collide, where characters are portrayed as either sinister and
menacing or decent but flawed. Every
page is an extraordinary action-packed, rollercoaster ride that feels as though
it is never going to come to a full stop. But when it does, you’ll be clamouring
is a novelist and is the author of six gritty British crime novels published
under a pseudonym. Having studied global political Islam and American politics
Jack went on to take a Master of Science degree in counter-terrorism, and will
further those studies next year by tackling a PHD focusing on radicalisation and
extremism. Jack lives in a quiet part of England and has three children along
with lots of dogs and horses.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.