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Agent of the State (John Kerr #1)
by Roger Pearce
A Groundbreaking new thriller by the former Commander of Special Branch. A suspected terrorist is frisked for explosives on the Embankment. Operators do this so skilfully he remains completely unaware...In New Scotland Yard a new brand of manager fails to deal with escalating threats - 'aggressive indecision' is what Detective Chief Inspector John Kerr calls it...He ...more
Hardcover, 437 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Coronet
(first published June 1st 2012)
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The writing exhibits a good "insiders feel" for policing and counter-terrorism. It is enjoyably tense if one sets aside much of the main character's "chip on the shoulder." In a world of compromise and shadows, the finale (or finales - there is the public and the personal) is appropriate (can't say more, as any hint may spoil it).