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Village policeman, Jake Sullivan’s world is turned upside down following the theft of a deadly virus from a local research establishment and the discovery of the mutilated body of a Politician’s daughter, sealed in an oil drum on his quiet village beat in rural England.

The stolen virus is a lethal mutation of a childhood disease and when it is released around the globe, it
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Paperback, 460 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Createspace
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Rob Waiser
I received through book from a goodreads giveaway.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Among the positives: a great premise, interesting characters, fast pace, plenty of action, and enough unexpected plot twists and mystery to keep me guessing. All of that combined made this a hard book to put down.

The main weakness of the book is the writing itself. This is the author's first novel, and it shows at times, as he has a couple of tendencies that take away from a great story. First, the dialog seem
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Sarah
Jun 17, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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After winning a copy of Ascension Day in a mass give away by The Book Club and the author members I thought I would buy the first book in the series which is Legitimate Targets as I like to read books in order where I can.

Have got to admit after reading the book description I was not prepared for how much of an action packed ride this book would take me on.

I had visions of Jake Sullivan, who is described as the village policeman in the description, as being some stereotypical bobby. I couldn't h
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Jayne Morton
Sep 23, 2013 Jayne Morton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so intense and a great thriller and lots of twists and turns and a very good read
Edison
Apr 04, 2015 Edison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent story hampered by amateurish writing.

I want to like this book, I really do. The story, a thriller involving international intrigue with a deadly virus on the loose, is a good one (though perhaps not quite original). The plot development is relentless, I slow at times. The characterizations are well done (though I would say not everyone needs a backstory--as a reader I'm much more interested in what's coming rather than what's already happened).

Unfortunately, the writer seems to have
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David
Sep 30, 2016 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
New author for me but what a cracking book, thought it would be normal detective novel but lots more than that. Action packed from beginning to end.
Ralph
Apr 04, 2015 Ralph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
This book is a fast-moving and tightly plotted adventure novel that looks at moral decay and the loss of judgment which occurs when goals become more important than means. Although this is a very readable book, you must first suspend your disbelief that such an ordinary copper as Jake Sullivan could not only keep from getting sacked, but that he could accomplish all he does without the help of a gracious author. While such thrillers as this are propelled by the involvement of an ordinary man, ...more
Leisl Kaberry
Apr 04, 2015 Leisl Kaberry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Legitimate Targets is a very good first book by author Peter Facer. Not only does it have exciting, edge of your seat drama but keeps you guessing at every turn and surprises you when you least expect it (one surprise caught me off guard and I vented my shock out loud... I love it when a book can do that).
The plot is well weaved and thought out, pacing each revelation strategically and the action never stops... right to the very end. While there was a lot going on to poor Sullivan and Rachel, F
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Jayne Morton
Apr 04, 2015 Jayne Morton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book on tuesday 14th and read t already and was suprisingly good i couldnt put it down once i got into it would love to read more from this author if they are as good as this one a very unputtabled downable for me
Peter Facer
Dec 11, 2014 Peter Facer rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Born in 1950, Peter spent his early years in Upminster, Essex, before getting married and moving to live on the Essex/Suffolk border.

He then joined his local police force and served twenty-five years as a beat bobby, until he retired in 2005.

However, he continued to work for the police as a Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor until the end of 2014, when he retired (again) to concentrate on his writi
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