Published by Head of Zeus.
6 July 2023.
Elsa Zero used to work as a deep cover agent for a private security agency, but now lives a quiet life with her two children, having left it all behind her nine years ago.
One day Elsa and her boyfriend Joel, are having a meal in a very swish restaurant in King’s Road London, when he proposes to her. She sort of accepts and he is then called away on his telephone. After a while she goes to see what is keeping him. Apologising, he suddenly attacks her, she fights back and escapes and then steals a car.
Leaving the children with a neighbour, Elsa visits an old acquaintance who reveals to her that he has heard she has been classified as very dangerous and expendable. Apparently she has never been trusted since a mission in Buenos Aires known as “Pilot Fish”.
We are then transported back nine years to that very mission. The team she meets up with have been instructed to blow up the contents of a vault, but they have no idea what it contains. However it all goes horribly wrong and Elsa is badly injured and taken to hospital.
Back to the present, for the life of her Elsa cannot think why so many people want her dead and sets about finding the answer.
So begins a hair raising race to unearth the truth. The trouble is she has no idea who to trust, people she once thought of as friends turn against her. Other people she thought of as enemies, suddenly become friends and help her – or is there an ulterior motive? More than once she is lucky to escape with her life, calling on all her old instincts for survival. Even her mother and father then turn out to be completely different people, hiding many secrets.
When she does find out the truth it is unbelievably horrendous, can she manage to change the intended events before her enemies destroy her?
M. K. Hill has certainly written a book of continuous, non stop, heart thumping action and anticipation. I especially enjoyed the central character being female.
Very highly recommended.
Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
M K Hill is a pseudonym used by Mark Hill who has been a journalist and an award-winning music radio producer. He worked for about five minutes in PR. He now writes the Drake and Crowley thriller series. Mark says he loves writing. It's his dream job. The Bad Place is the first book in the Sasha Dawson series written under the name M K Hill. The Woman in the Wood, is the second book in the.
Tricia Chappell. I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I play the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love is cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots of great new authors.