Thursday, 12 January 2017

Alan McDermott

Old author (not in years!) new series - excellent!

Trojan link

My review -

Trojan is the start of a new series by Alan McDermott whose Tom Gray series I’ve enjoyed very much. Some of the characters in this new book have appeared before but it’s not necessary to have read previous books. The feel of this story is bang up to date and, with recent events, feels horribly plausible. Five young women, each accompanied by a child, have undergone an operation to secrete a highly dangerous substance within their bodies so it can be smuggled into Britain. MI5, chiefly Andrew Harvey and his team, have the task of finding the phials in order to prevent a terror incident of considerable magnitude.

The pace of this story is fast and exciting, the storyline shifting and twisting as the terror plot is revealed. Harvey acts upon one clue and another problem falls in his path. His personal life takes on a new turn too, and his boss is being hounded by a Home Secretary determined to oust her from her post. Right to the end, the story maintains the excitement and horror of a potential massive terror attack. A very convincing and rather scary plot and an excellent read.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book.

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