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The Power Of One (Rina Martin #3)

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The new Rina Martin mystery - Two men are found shot dead aboard a luxury yacht, and the key seems to lie with a company that makes computer games. What secret were the men protecting that others were prepared to kill to get hold of? Rina Martin decides to find out, much to the consternation of her friend, DI McGregor. But her impulse to help those threatened puts the peop ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: British Mystery Fans
This is the best Rina Martin so far (it's #3). But it still has its share of flaws.

This is some sort of espionage, stealth submarines, Ministry of Defense plot. Rina, the 63-year-old local busybody, Tim the magician, and Mac the Detective Inspector set out to solve a double murder that leads them into the world of spies, double-cross, and computer programming.


The slow developing romance between certain characters. Mac + Miriam and Tim + Joy.

The subtle British-ness of the books.

Dharia Scarab
This was a hard book to rate, partially because the point of view shifts around to multiple characters in the story (a style I dislike) and because the ending felt rushed and incomplete after all the build up.

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not ve
Jan 04, 2015 Barb rated it really liked it
Definitely enjoyed this book too. It was a little more intense, high tech, spy stuff than her first book. This was #3 and I wish I had read #2 first as it was referred to, but I don't think enough to be a spoiler, so hope to read it in the future.
Vicki Gooding
Dec 31, 2013 Vicki Gooding rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her first two Rina Martin books were 5 star. I did not totally like this one at all. Unlike the first two, Rina looses some of that dignity and charm by interfering rather than helping and getting her feelings easily hurt. What's up with that? Even the ending was not as clear cut. Hoping #4 is another 5 star as I liked Rina as well if not better than Miss Marple mysteries.
Aug 22, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
Nice. Miss Marple-ish in a more modern way. Don't care very much.
Aug 27, 2010 Linda rated it really liked it
Similar to the others but I enjoyed it.
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Some of her early books were published under the name of Jane Adams. This should not be confused with this Jane Adams who is a different author.
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