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Nick Brett rated a book 4 of 5 stars
White Lies by Stephen Leather
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I was lucky and received an advance copy of this, the 11th Spider Shepherd thriller.

Stephen Leather once again provides an intelligent thriller that cranks up the tension while exploring some uncomfortable themes. As an author he allows his character...more
Nick Brett rated a book 4 of 5 stars
House Odds by Mike Lawson
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I do love this series. Here Washington ‘fixer’ Joe DeMarco gets deep into the corruption of not only Washington politics, but insider dealing when his boss’s daughter appears to be in the frame for some dodgy dealing.
As with all the books this is cle...more
Nick Brett rated a book 1 of 5 stars
Ghost Force by Patrick Robinson
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This really is awful and the author's books continue their downward spiral in quality.
This tries to be a Tom Clancy style global power thriller, the theme here being the retaking of the Falklands by Argentina. The British reaction does not go well an...more
Nick Brett rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Age of Iron by Angus Watson
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This is a tongue in cheek romp set in Britain prior to the Roman invasion. It is historical action with a very light touch of fantasy. Historical purists may find issue and those that like fantasy might find the fantasy elements too light, but this i...more
Nick Brett rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Red Sparrow by Jason  Matthews
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This was a very odd reading experience. At a fundamental level this is a spy thriller with a focus on a female Russian agent. And there is a bit of a love story. And, er, there are lots of recipes.

So, to the thriller. Starting with a very strong per...more
"I loved the book and would like to know what pushed Karin towards 1974 Atlanta. And will she revisit? "
Nick Brett rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Cop Town
by Karin Slaughter (Goodreads Author)
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I think this is the best thing Karin Slaughter has written.

It is a stand -alone novel set in 1974 Atlanta. There is a cop killer story here but it is set against a changing world full of sexism, homophobia, racism and corruption. Into this maelstrom...more
Nick Brett rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
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I am a massive fan of this talented writer. Given his reputation for dark, realistic and adult fantasy I was interested to see how this would translate into a "Joe lite" YA novel.
So, heir to throne has a deformed hand and a lack of agression, so of c...more
Nick Brett made a comment in the group Dead Good Crime Book GroupJune's Author topic
"I was lucky enough to get a copy of Cop Town and am about half way thought it. I honestly think it is the best thing she has ever written, the blend o...more "
Nick Brett rated a book 4 of 5 stars
House Blood by Mike Lawson
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I am a big fan of these clever, clever thrillers. DeMarco is a lazy gopher within the White House, working on slightly dodgy jobs for the (ex) Speaker of The House. And this is a White House that works through gentle favours and low level corruption,...more
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This is a "by invitation only" group. I regret that we cannot allow everyone in who expresses an interest, but we're a tight-knit community who values...more
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For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geo...more
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