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Benjamin is retired. Borell is drunk.

Jackson Burns, a genius scientist and an old friend of Benjamin's, is brutally robbed of an important and powerful device. The good news is only Jackson knows the secret to the device's operation. The bad news is he's now being hunted for this knowledge. Benjamin leaves retirement behind and returns to the secretive Society to protect
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by Rowanvale Books
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Aesha Singh
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
What do I say about this book?? “Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow”. It’s the first book of the author P G Challis but it has been nicely written. My favourite character is obviously Mr. Benjamin Sorrow but I also loved his friend’s character which is Borell. Rather I liked him more. He’s adventurous, mysterious, funny and ready to take risks for the kingdom. He’s ready to risk his life also. Both Benji and Borell are brave. All the characters intertwine with each other. Though the start of the ...more
Maria Rivas-mc
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are some black and white tv shows that I enjoy, if only because they hark back to a much simpler time. The Wild, Wild West is one of them and the world that the author created reminds me a bit of that 19th century styled spy series, including the weird mechanical inventions. The book falls squarely in the steam punk genre and I loved it. There’s a clear cut good and evil divide as well as action, espionage, mystery, a blossoming young love, all in a delightfully intricate fantasy world to ...more
Dorottya
4.5

Disclaimer: the book was won through a Goodreads giveaway. That fact in no way affects my review (although I was really happy to read the author's sweet little message in my book!

This book is fantastic in it's genre. The author wrote on his website that this novel has been classified as a crime thriller, which is a pretty good description of this. However, I would add the word "noir" into the mix as well, and also say that in its universe, it's quite political. I don't usually like politics
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Lilly Charysma
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secret organizations looking for a device that can produce a massive amount of energy, what could go wrong with this book? Well, nothing! It has a secret passage or a hiding place at every page turn. It has a lot of action and not a dull moment.

Our main character, Benjamin Sorrow, is a retired detective, ready to settle down into a quiet life. But, as old habits die hard, he still has his reflexes from back in the days. Little did he expect to have use of them. But when his longtime friend and
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Shannon
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Looking for a crime thriller that is quick to drop you into action rather than drag on and on with backstory and information dumps? Benjamin Sorrow by P. G. Challis immerses readers in the journey of a retired detective as he steps back into the line of epic investigations, saving loved ones, and gunfights to protect his friends and a powerful device built by Jackson Burns.

There is a difference between reading about an experience and living in it. Nothing turns me off from a book more than too
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Shannon
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking for a crime thriller that is quick to drop you into action rather than drag on and on with backstory and information dumps? Benjamin Sorrow by P. G. Challis immerses readers in the journey of a retired detective as he steps back into the line of epic investigations, saving loved ones, and gunfights to protect his friends and a powerful device built by Jackson Burns.

There is a difference between reading about an experience and living in it. Nothing turns me off from a book more than too
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Emma Findlay-Wilson
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love fantasy novels and steampunk, but I’ve always preferred quieter, more character-focused stories, so I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed action-packed One for Sorrow. It’s a busy mixture of spy/thriller/detective genres, and filled with unexpected twists and characters that are instantly loveable – or at least memorable!
The main character, Benjamin Sorrow, could be seen at first as a bit of a cliché; he’s retired young, from his work as an agent of the mysterious ‘Society’, for
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Kerstin Vollbrecht
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A powerful device was stolen from a genius scientist Jackson Burns , friend of Benjamin Sorrow, a retired agent of The Society, and these thieves are now after Jackson and his granddaughter Lilly in order to help them activate above mentioned device. This book is packed with action and surprises, narrating the journey Benjamin, Andris, Lilly's fried and Borrell, an old friend of Benjamin's and secret agent, in order tho retrieve their kidnapped friends and destroy the device. The plot, although ...more
Sapphira
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love a good spy/thriller novel, and this one doesn't disappoint! Filled with action, intrigue and humour with a hint of romance, I highly recommend One for Sorrow.
Ghassan Samaha
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Well-designed novel and an exciting escalation of events. Maybe good for a part two of a trilogy or a series.
Montserrat Bray
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Benjamin Sorrow: One for Sorrow” is a gripping first novel from P. G. Challis. Sorrow is a former operative of “The Society”, whose retirement is interrupted when a close friend, Jackson Burns, is robbed of a powerful device and kidnapped. Sorrow is pulled into a dangerous hunt for both the device and its creator. Meanwhile, Borell, a thief and killer by trade, is hired to track down the same device and when the two cross paths the consequences reverberate around the city of Trellern and ...more
Chelsea Brownhill
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Benjamin is a retired highly respected agent - but not for long. The mysterious disappearance of his old friends invention is enough to bring Benjamin back into his previous world of work, fighting for the greater good. Borell, on the other hand, is enjoying staring into the end of a pint glass. Money, however, is enough to bring him back into a slightly more brutal fight for his version of the greater good. A multitude of forces are pursuing this mysterious invention and it is only a question ...more
Poppy Jennings
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
P. G. Challis creates an incredible atmosphere of dingy streets, dodgy carriage rides, and well-written accents that drop you right into the tumultuous missions of agents seeking out mysterious items. Benjamin Sorrow, a retired agent, is brought back into the world of the Society as he tries to help his friend regain stolen, and potentially dangerous, property.

The story jumps between the storylines of multiple characters working for opposing sides, written ingeniously to keep the reader in the
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Terry Halley
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Benjamin Sorrow, One For Sorrow by P.G. Challis is an action packed thriller. It’s a covert spy novel. The book started off a little slow, but it picks up in the middle of chapter one. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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