The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has just one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose...more
66 Metres is the first book in the Nadia Laksheva spy thriller series.
It was action packed, thrilling, a race against time, good vs bad, it was real adrenaline rush.
There was a fair amount of deep sea diving, which actually took my breath away. I felt as though it was me going underwater.
It was a lil claustrophobic but in a good way as it felt so real.
When Nadia and her sister get caught up in the underground wo ...more
As daft as it might seem, I actually read book two, 37 Hours, and book three, 88° North, before I got around to reading this book, so it was nice to be able to see exactly where Nadia’s story began.
When she was just a little girl Nadia Laksheva watched as men burst into her home and dragged her father out, he was never seen again. She spent years feeling guilty, believing that she could of helped him. Her relationship with her mother was fraugh ...more
66 Metres introduces us to Nadia Luksheva, who has been forced to undertake missions to keep her sister safe from harm. For the past five years, Nadia has been working for Kadinsky, who’s been holding her sister prisoner as an incentive. But now Nadia has just one last mission to complete and she and her sister will be allowed to go free.
Nadia is instructed to retrieve a device, a military weapon called The Rose. But as is always the case with things like these, there are of course ...more
The characters are cool- Russian characters always are, even the mean ones- and the plot, even though the usual 'terrorist' kind of thing, was actually really well beefed out- the main plot and the subplots, equally.
I will definitely be continuing with the series!
Nadia's life is cold. Not just because it starts in Moscow. Not just because her father is a killer. Not because her mother is hard to understand and her sister stuck with a terrible crowd. Nadia's life is cold because there is no way out. At least until an opportunity gives her the choice of sacrificing five years working for a bad guy for a better life for her and her sister, away from the Russian's affairs, away from her father's legacy.
Nadia is not your usual character. I felt she barely had...more
Nadia's life in Russia has never been normal with a killer for a father and a cold, distant mother. Her love for her sister is what keeps her going and when their lives are threatened, Nadia signs away her life for five years to gain freedom for her and her sibling.
Five years of training and missions for a Russian criminal thug has certainly taken its toll but as Nadia finds herself diving into the ...more
She is doing her last job for Kadinsky to recover an object called the Rose which is some sort of weapon (bear with me guys, its m ...more
The characters in 66 Metres are larger than life but it’s not at the detriment of the book. I think that this adds to the complex tale that the author has woven across a number of locations, the main of which is the Scilly Islands whic ...more
I absolutely adore a good spy novel, and a good spy novel 66 Metres certainly is. I soooooo want to be Nadia Laksheva, but without the hard-hitting family life it took to get there … it was a rough ‘un!! Nadia is a heroine like no other and I have a feeling that she is a character that a lot of readers are going to fall for – in a hard way, she is die-hard!!! Nadia is like the girl from Blindspot (f you haven’t watched ...more
66 Metres brings readers along for a rollicking and fast-paced ride that includes undersea interludes (66 meters is the depth at which air begins to ...more
I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and I was gripped from the first few pages. The characters were great and I really thought that Nadia was an excellent lead character – I do love a good strong female lead in this kind of book and the author certainly did not disappoint! I gave this book a high four stars, its definitely a book and author I would recommend, so much so that I have the next book in the series lined up to read already!
I normally avoid thriller novels, especially if they have the word ‘spy’ anywhere in the blurb, but I confess that this book had me hooked from the Prologue. It provided just the right amount of characterisation, background and plot set-up to be intriguing without giving away what the actual plot would be or falling into lengthy descriptive prose.
I found myself immediately ...more
I have dived before, quite a few times before I unfortunately got the bends (long story but it was because I was dehydrated from being seasick rather than anything I did) but that scared me enough to put ...more
In this first outing, Nadia is a fledgling spy. After 3 years of intensive training and 2 years on operati ...more
There is a lot going on in this book, seriously never a dull moment. There are a lot of pla ...more
The main story starts at the end of the 5 years, when Nadia is taking part in what will be her last mission f ...more
66 Metres begins with gripping intrigue. Right from the first page, I knew this novel's plot promised an intense and exciting experience. I followed well developed characters into a world that was foreign to me and, thus, full of surprises. Some of the characters were on the edge of morally bankrupt, callous beyond comprehension, and I hated them. One or two I managed to feel twinges of sympathy. That's the gift of an accomplis ...more
Overall a smart and interesting plot that is easy to read and keeps you engrossed in the story unt ...more
I liked Nadia. She is a tough woman, pitting loyalty to her sister against the vow she made her mother to never kill. I felt for her, getting caught up in the world of ruthless power mongers. She has to overcome deep pain to succeed in her task.
The plot is fascinating, with several groups wantin ...more
66 Metres for me was intense, the more I read the more I didn't want to put it down. I found myself thinking about the main characters Nadia and Jake at every given moment, I constantely wanted to know what was going to happen next. J.F. Kirwan really gets you hooked ...more
Nadia is devoted to her sister Katya and she has one last mission to do at the hands of Kadinsky to free them both from his evil clutches forever. However the mission proposed is the deadliest one yet, a mission to retrieve The Rose, a weapon capable of great destruction when in the wrong hands.
I found ...more
I was worried about Nadia as at some point she seemed more or less surrounded but the author managed to keep it real and believable. Will go to the second one without hesitation! Well done.
66 Metres is a great read and Nadia is a great character. J. F Kirwin has done a brilliant job in writing about a women’s history of abuse and her emotional turmoil, which is rare to find in a story revolving about a lady. Nadia’s journey feels like the reader walking up to their own liberation. The author does not shy away from deeply engraved social issues like racism and s ...more
66 Metres is J.F. Kirwan’s first book and it is a good one, there’s some room for improvement still looking forward to his/hers (?) next one.
Exactly what is expected in the shadowy world of crime families, covert operatives, and terrorists looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and those who crave only power.
There are no good guys. Only those with agendas—be they escaping past demons or seeking to possess future riches.
There are no friendships… only alliances.
And they are temporary.
Nadia Laksheva is our protagonist, trapped into service for five years in this dangerous world to pay off a de ...more
If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I am a HUGE fan of J.F.Kirwan and this series. Now, usually I would suggest reading book serial's in order and, whilst you can get away with reading the second book in this series BEFORE the first one (just like I did), I found that I was unable to enjoy the first book as much as I would have liked because I knew what was going to happen later on down the li ...more
First of all I have to say that I love the fact this book features a strong kick ass main character….Nadia. Who we meet her at the age of 18 after her father’s death she learns that her dad was a killer. and her mother is dying. Nadia’s character is quickly built up in the first few chapters giving us plenty of backgr ...more
I feel like I got to know Nadia really well by reading this book and finding out about more about her ba ...more
An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, ...more