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Published by Elliott & Thompson, 25 January 2018. ISBN:
12 July 2018. ISBN:978-1-78396-382-9 (PB)
During a ceremony in Trafalgar Square honouring the
British heroes of the recent Middle East wars, ex United States President
Thompson, and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mattewson are shot at
close range by McGale, in spite of secret service agent Sam Regis trying to
stop him. She is shot and killed by a sharpshooter from a distance as she tries
to do so. Her boss, agent Joe Dempsey knocks McGale to the ground.
It is obvious Sam's killer is
stationed high up on one of the surrounding buildings. Dempsey is at a loss to
understand who it could be as all the sharpshooters place up there to guard the
proceedings have been handpicked.
A solicitor, Daniel Lawrence, is
appointed McGale's lawyer and on being interviewed, he tells Daniel he blames
Mattewson for the loss of his family in Northern Ireland. Mysteriously on the
way home, Daniel is forced off the road by another car and has a serious crash.
Dempsey is now given the task of
not only finding the killer of Sam Regis, but who is behind Daniel's accident.
There also seems to be more than a personal reason why McGale shot the two men,
is there someone else behind the shootings?
Together with C.N.N reporter Sarah
Truman and a close friend of Daniel's, barrister Michael Devlin, Dempsey is
determined to find the truth.Enquiries
reveal facts that lead them to Northern Ireland where they enlist the reluctant
help of Michael's brother Liam, a well-known gangster. They uncover corruption
that extends to members high up in the British government but how do they prove
it? Who is the mysterious “Stanton” giving instructions to someone called
Joshua to get rid of anyone making enquiries about the shootings.
Dempsey, Sarah and Michael have
many narrow escapes until an exciting conclusion reveals the truth, but not
without more casualties.
Whew, what an exciting book full of
intrigue and corruption in high places. Written with great verve and insight as
to what extreme lengths people with ambition will go to reach their goal.
I see Tony Kent is a barrister, no
wonder he writes with such conviction about the criminal mind and how devious
people can be.
Highly recommended, nonstop, fast
moving action with plenty of shocks and surprises at every turn of the page.
Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
Kent grew up in a close-knit Irish
family in London and studied law in Scotland. He is a top-ranking barrister and
former champion boxer who brings a wealth of detail and personal insight to
this unputdownable thriller. A regular at London's Old Bailey, Tony's case
history includes prosecuting and defending many high-profile, nationally
reported trials. Before his legal career, Tony boxed internationally as a heavyweight
and won a host of national amateur titles. He is based in London.
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
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plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.