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An International Debut Dagger Award Finalist, and an Amazon Kindle and International Best Seller.


US Marine Travis Deacon always loves catching some R&R. And he loves being in Wales to catch it, until his best friend, SAS Major Gareth Jones, dies in an "auto accident." When Travis asks too many questions about Gareth's death, MI5 steps in and tries to send him back to Afgha
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ebook, 378 pages
Published July 4th 2012 by MacDonald, Barclay & Co. (first published October 24th 2011)
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Calvin
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a good spy/espionage read.
Recommended to Calvin by: Good Reads
I liked this book because it was a straight forward plot. Nothing complicated, where the reader has to return to parts of the book they already read and find out why, when, who, what etc. There were comedic lines placed at the right points in the book and humorous lines made it more enjoyable. Travis Deacon, a Marine/terrorist killer, along with Deirdre Catherine Jones; the youngest detective in the South Wales Police Service, are the protagonist. The antagonist in this story are terrorist from ...more
John
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a welcome change from the sorts of novels I normally read, and it has certainly made me want to read more crime fiction. I think writing in the first person makes the protagonist a more sympathetic character, and I grew sufficiently attached to him that I cringed during his ordeals in the book's darker moments. I will definitely read any future books the author releases.

Hellfire somehow combines action and suspense with the suggestion of romance and even a little humour - and the little
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AnnMarie Stone
This is a story filled with action, adventure, mystery, suspense, espionage, treachery, romance, you name it.

I definitely wanted to know more from the beginning. The story opened with a great introduction to the fact that it took place in the UK and that the main character in the story was from the US. I may not have understood many of the UK references, but that was ok because Travis was just as confused as I was. The humor brought me in at first, and then the mystery regarding Gareth hooked m
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Sharon
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hellfire” by Rickard DeMille

U.S. Marine Travis Deacon, who works with the CIA in Afghanistan and his friend Major Gareth Jones of the M15, the British equivalent of the FBI, decided to go to Wales for vacation, watch some rugby and drink beer.

Instead Gareth is killed in a what was being called an auto accident. Travis knew it was murder, so did Gareth's sister, Detective Sargeant Deidre Jones. They team up to hunt down the terrorist who killed Gareth and who is planning an international terroris
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Denise
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not quite sure what happened, one moment I clicked on my kindle to start the first chapter, the next moment, I realized that I tore thru this book and didn't stop until I got to the last page. To say this was a page turner is an understatement. I love the tongue in cheek sense of humor of the main character and actually laughed out loud during a few parts - something I NEVER do. I also like it when strong female characters are brought in and the sister was no exception. While I'm a huge fan of t ...more
Sammy Smith
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fab read. I’ve been trying to read more crime and mystery books lately as my tastes usually bend to fantasy and science fiction.
There was a great amount of horror, mystery, and intensity that balanced nicely with the visceral scenes. It was nice to see the twists to the story and several of them really defied the same-old, same-old tried and tested twists of the genre.
I can see why this was a finalist in the Debut Dagger Awards, as DeMille writes with flair, talent and an indepth kno
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