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Die Twice (David Trevellyan #2)

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  254 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To the same office where, just a week before, his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. Assigned the task of finding the rogue agent, and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan ...more
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Published June 4th 2010 (first published May 1st 2010)
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Cooler than Bond. Deadlier than Bourne.

Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. To the same office where, just a week before, his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. Assigned the task of finding the rogue agent, and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again his only hope of saving countless innocence lives lies not
This is the second Andrew Grant novel to feature protagonist David Trevellyan, a British Navy intelligence officer. It picks up almost immediately after the end of Even (David Trevellyan Thriller 1), but it's not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one. In fact, this is the better of the two, with a more tightly focused storyline. Grant has a highly readable writing style and he keeps the action up from beginning to end. As in the first book, he opens each chapter with Trevell ...more
I probably should sit down and give a detailed, reasoned and careful analysis of DIE TWICE by Andrew Grant. But can I just go with "I really liked this book". Because "I really liked this book".

I'm not sure why to be frank. Perhaps it was the structure - I liked the opening of chapters laying out a principle that the central character David Trevellyan learnt in basic training, which he then went on to demonstrate. Perhaps it was the level of action which was fast paced, tight and very nicely do
David Trevellyan the hero of the book is pretty much a copy of James Bond. Being a Leftenant Commander in the in the british Navy intelligence he has the licence to kill and is frequently ordered to do so during the book. He has also no compunction of killing everybody who is in his way. Honestly there is almost none of the 22 chapters were Commander Trevellyan doesn't kill anybody or at least plots to do so. The plot itself is the retrieval of a chemical weapon and hard arrest (elimination) of ...more
It wasn't a good start that I couldn't EVEN remember a single plot point from Andrew Grant's first novel featuring Royal Navy Intelligence op David Trevellyan. This second adventure has been even less memorable. In fact, what plot there is here seems silly--too silly for a James Bond movie, which Grant seems desperate to imitate. His device of opening each new chapter with the hero's reflections about his days in training or a nugget of wisdom gleaned from a previous assignment--well, it got tir ...more
Don Sparrow
This 2nd book by Andrew Grant is also the 2nd in the "David Trevellyan" saga. A.G. is the bvrother of famous novelist Lee Child. Although not quite yet up to L.C.'s standards; I believe he can deliver the goods and get real close. Give him time. Lt.Cdr. David Trevellyan of British Naval intelligence picks up where he left off in A.G.'s first novel "Even". He has been sent to Chicago from New York where he left a mess of dead bodies.D.T. is a macho character with a Brit sense of humor.He reminds ...more
I didn't really like the first book in this series but I thought there was potential so I read the second book as well. Unfortunately that was a bad decision.
The story was rather ridiculous and peppered with wooden dialogue between interchangeable characters. Not that there were many characters, apart from a bunch of bad guys. Literally only five characters had a name. The "surprising" plot twist at the was so obvious from page one, that it wouldn't have made any difference if the guy just had "
Grant's Trevellyan, a special agent with British Military Intelligence is back in another action packed thriller. Called to Chicago after his actions in New York City, recounted in the first book in this series -Even - Trevellyan is assigned to help "hard capture" a rogue agent who wounded a former agent at the British Consulate. Using his wits and his gun, Trevellyan is soon hot on the case, and has to resort to the latter fairly often.

As in the first novel, several chapters start off with a li
This book takes up a few months after the last storyline ended. I'm glad of that. I was wondering how the last event was going down. So this book has done the same thing. But that's ok. After reading both books I can understand how this storyline one will turn out. I did like this book, it expands on the main character of the first book, David Trevellyan. He's a special service agent from England. He gets to find the hard to find people or items. He does a pretty good job of it too. But he's no ...more
Wilde Sky
A British secret agent tries to recover canisters containing a deadly gas.

The writing / dialogue / characters are all reasonable - but towards the end the plot gets too far-fetched / disconnected.

More editing / redrafting would have made this a better book.
Devin B
While pretty predictable, Andrew Grant's Die Twice was a fun and leisurely read.
Nothing too complex or thought provoking, just a good ol' fashion, beat up the bad guys and do it in style type of story.
Although very predictable, Andrew Grant's Die Twice was a fun and leisurely read.
Nothing too complex or thought provoking, this is the good old fashioned, beat up the bad guys and do it with style kinda story.
The second book in the David Trevellyan series. A member of the investigative arm of the British navy, Trevellyan found himself up to his neck in trouble in New York in the first book. Anxious to return to London before the police rounded him up he was quickly sent to Chicago to take on another problem. Once again trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes, with him using a variety of methods to dispatch his opponents.

The book is full of action, a fairly decent plot, and a hero that barely mee
James Kidd
Hmmm. Reacher he 'aint. Child he 'aint either. I was not going to read this sequel as I had mixed feeling about the first Trevellyan book, but I had got it out of the library and it seemed churlish not to. It was pretty obvious who the bad guy was from about half way through. I hope this was intentional as if not, then I'm not that clever and there was practically a fog horn blaring in the book that could not be missed. So Mr Grant. Brother Child does it better. Sorry, but he does. I'm looking f ...more
An Odd1
"Die Twice" is the hero's desired fate for traitors. The pace feels like a modern short action movie, without complicated politics, whiny anxieties, tedious research trivia, technobabble, or sappy romance. Visual details anchor the location to Chicago. A skilled smart honorable British agent chases a double-dealing colleague and poison gas mass threat. Memories of training are a linking thread that reveal his character. Confusing references to a woman in prequel "Even" (not available for me to r ...more
Aug 29, 2011 Shawn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my dad, because he'll read anything
A silly book to read during summer, Die Twice has some funny bits. This is like a British Bourne Supremacy, where the British CIA-guy can kill anybody who stands in his way. There are also some interesting Brit-isms in the book, like, We better get it done, and get out of there before everything goes pear-shaped. That means goes all to hell...pear-shaped. Hm. I guess that will take some getting used to. Action takes place in Chicago. The author has a view of Chicago, as seen through the eyes of ...more
I loved his fist book in the series...this one? Not so much
Linda Vanderbloom
This is the author's second novel and the first one I have read. I liked it a lot. The continuing character is David Trevellyan, a British agent in the US who is the go-to guy to get covert things done. The character is interesting and the story flows well. There is room for improvement since I figured out the bad guy about 2/3 of the way through, but I will look forward to the next installment.
Loved this 2nd installment in the Trevelyn series. David Grant is showing that he belongs in the same conversation as Mills, Flynn, Eisler etc.. My advice folks is to get in on this series now while it is only 2 books in.. You will love the twists and turns. Good easy reads and keeps you guessing till the end. David Grant is turning into one of my favorites, give him a shot, you won't regret it.
Definitely a page turner, and what I thought was a predictable ending turned out to be more of a twist than I realized. The end is a bit of a cliffhanger which I'm hoping will be resolved in the next book. Can't wait for the next one! This guy is the younger brother of Lee Child.
Read and enjoyed Grant's first novel and was expecting to like this one. I had identified the bad guy fairly earlier on (which doesn't happen to often for me) and finished the book to know the particulars. I am hoping the next one in this series is better.
It became a little too obvious who the bad guy was by about halfway through the book, so the latter half was a lot of fluff. Not nearly up to par with the noirish and well-executed plot of the previous novel, "Even."
Mary G.
It was enjoyable story. My only concern with it was that it felt like I reading a two person play. Despite this the David Trevellyan is a very charismatic character. Will definitely read his next adventure.
Still good, but a little predictable. Took too long for the hero to figure out what was going on, I had it halfway through the book. His first book, Even, was much better.
Book #2 was even better than "Even." This is another fast read from Childs' brother Grant. The story is tight, somewhat predictable, fast-moving and overall quite good.
Great follow up to Andrew Grant's first book, 'Even'. I really enjoyed it, though at times it seemed long winded. I'll definitely keep my eyes open for his next book.
The character is more interesting than the plot. Figured out the real bad guy half-way through. Finished the book mostly to see if I was right. I was.
Larry Holshu
Andrew Grant is an excellent writer and story teller. His books are hard to put down as they keep you completely glued to the action. A great thriller.
Paul Hailes
Not as good as the first one. I thought the plot and storyline were a bit boring for most of the book. But, I will read the third installment.
Lorena Korbel
watnt to read as the follow up to Even. Had to return it to library 2/2015 because I cannot get to it because of my book club choice 1/2015
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Andrew Grant (born 1968, Birmingham, England) is the younger brother of bestselling thriller writer Lee Child. After graduating from the University of Sheffield, where he studied Drama and English Literature, Grant founded a theatre company that produced original material, c
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