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Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit. She's also sm
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Published October 6th 2017 by Lulu Publishing Services (first published October 26th 2016)
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Mischenko
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To see some updates regarding the book and a Q&A with author Justin Roberts, please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com

Updated December 15th 2017 due to new version.

Warning: This review contains spoilers...

The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts is a thrilling story taking place in 2026 about an Indonesian policewoman who transfers temporarily into a special forces/Interpol team to investigate and take down an Irish drug cartel. This cartel has managed to set up narcotics manufacturing in mult
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Maureen
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

Good grief! I don't know where to begin with this one. It left me with that sense of "I can't believe what just happened there"!! And ( hands up ) it left me teary eyed too.

Policewoman Sarah, from the Indonesian National Police Force, is seconded to Interpol/ British special forces, to help bring down an Irish Drugs Cartel. This is a massive and extremely dangerous o
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Khurram
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange fro an honest review. I have not connection to Justin W.M. Roberts.

A very enjoyable book, it was a slow start (which I can see now was laying the ground work), but for the second half of the book I did not want to put it down. It was tense, and action packed. The only other complaint I had about the book was that there were enough clues to make the big reveal at the end not such a big reveal however the action more then made up for it at this point
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Starjustin
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Policewoman' by Justin W.M. Roberts is not my typical genre for reading, but I read this book because of all the good ratings it received as well as my daughters recommendation. This military/crime thriller not only included extensive anti-terrorism tactical scenes, the story also included humor, romance, friendship, and very strong emotional bonds between the characters.
I found myself bonding with the two main characters, Michael and Sarah, from the start. I have to say that I found this
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Stacy
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the interview with the author and enter the giveaway at https://twogalsandabook.com/

I am so emotional I cannot speak right now. This book extremely good, full of suspense and intense. I highly recommend

Ok, I wrote that as soon as I finished the ebook and Amazon wanted to know what I thought. I was all stuffy-headed from crying, so it was brief.

The book was very much a page-turner, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Sarah, the policewoman, is assigned to work with some very skilled special
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Bradley
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a straight-up police thriller, but don't let that explain it for you. Sarah is Indonesian, has worked for (and we get to see her perform within) Interpol, British special forces and a few others.

Not only that, but Sarah's a badass.

The charm in this book is not in the kinds of overt storytelling directions, either, even though so many thrillers share these same kinds of directions: proving oneself, complicated love interest, tragedy, proving oneself.

The real charm here is in the details.
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Archit Ojha
Enthralled!

A book that fulfilled my expectation from a thriller novel.



A 5 dimensional experience!


Envisage yourself as the incumbent of the authority. Combating the local crimes, theft and corruption.

You act as a cleansing agent. Being a woman is not one bit hindering to your caliber.



Now add working in Densus-88, an anti-terrorist unit, to your CV too.



Exhilarating! Isn't it?


I think I'm going to be out of adjectives to correctly describe the adventurous ride I had with The policewoman.

I was
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Miriam Smith
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Policewoman" written by Justin W.M. Roberts is an excellent high octane, no holes barred, gritty - international military thriller.
The powerful 'Irish Drug Cartel' has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is a very beautiful, special forces trained policewoman on loan from an Indonesian anti-terrorist unit, assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester to stop The Cartel. In the fight against narcoterrorism
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Rebecca McNutt
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This dystopian crime thriller set seven years in the future invites readers along with Sarah, a striking yet street-smart cop fighting corruption and illegal drugs. I love crime novels but I'm not a big fan of futuristic novels so at first I wasn't sure what I would think of The Policewoman. However it was certainly worth reading and I'm grateful to have gotten the opportunity. Sarah is an excellent protagonist, a tough woman who still values family and friendship and who is very cool under fire ...more
Vishnu Chevli
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, english
I took more than three months to finish The Policewoman. It is not boring or slow but due to approach I took for this book. I took this book as if I was watching a series. Though the book is written on the fight of Interpol against Irish Drug cartel and it is just one complete story, I found it is written in multiple episodes. Each episode takes the story to further point. I took each episode once in a fortnight and read it leisurely.

The policewoman Justine is talking about is Sarah our protagon
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Pooja
STUMPED WITH THIS ONE!

I WANT EVERY THRILLER ADMIRER TO READ IT.

A neck-breaker novel!

Interpol, Densus-88, British Police, Indonesian Police and what not!

Sarah is an uncompromising badass woman. She is the lady no bad person would like to be in one to one combat. Let alone in a group.



To her enemies, she is none other than a nightmare whereas she is the most heart-warming person to those she is close with.

I was totally amused with the fineness and quality The Policewoman has been written in. The wr
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Imane
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Oh, I usually pray in Spanish, speak French to my boyfriend, curse in Dutch, and talk German to my German Shepherd”
― Justin W.M. Roberts, The Policewoman


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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, so I wish to thank the author for giving me a chance to read his novel.

This was an outstanding debut !!
Summary : Sarah is a policewoman from an antiterrorist unit in Indonesia. She is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, England, to help find and stop an
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Chris
Well, then. Just when I thought I was getting an interesting and detailed insight into a possible coalition of international police and military units working together against a drug cartel, a very human story took root and hooked me right in.

The was some info-dumping, particularly early on. There was a lot of detail and a lot, I mean a lot, of acronyms. But these things were done well, in that at just the moment when I wanted to know what something was or what an acronym stood for, there it was
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Sean Peters
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly thank you to Justin, the author for a copy for a honest review.

I must mention the new cover is better than the previous cover. Right that's the only negative !

In the year 2026, narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants in England, Ireland, and Indonesia and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist un
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Mackey
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
I want to thank the author for the copy of this book in exchange for a fair review and also apologize for taking so long to write said review.

Please let me preface this review with a few remarks - I read a lot of different genres despite the fact that I only review some here on Goodreads. I love spy novels, it's something I don't always admit to for reasons unknown. I was raised in this environment and it's second nature to me - the military, not necessarily spying. ;) I also read a lot of tran
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Todd Simpson
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story that definitely packs a punch. Justin W M Roberts has put together an incredibly entertaining Action Thriller, which I found hard to pull myself away from. Great characters, and a wonderful amount of action throughout the book. I really enjoyed the history that’s also been incorporated into the story. We all read for pleasure, but it’s also nice to learn something along the way. You can certainly see that the Author has put a lot of work into the attention to detail in t ...more
Pat
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An epic tale! And thanks to Justin for a copy of his book in exchange for a review.

I'm not going to try and summarise the plot. This was a long story set in the near future and taking place in Indonesia and the UK. Sarah, a highly skilled and trained policewoman from Indonesia is seconded to an Interpol taskforce in the UK to take down a brutal Irish drug cartel that is manufacturing product in both the UK and Indonesia.

As I said, an epic story. It was a thriller, a police procedural, an action
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Nicole
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
The Policewoman!!! The author kindly provided me with a copy of this book.
 
Summary: In the year 2026, narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants in England, Ireland, and Indonesia and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit called Densus-88. She's also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, wh
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Michael Connick
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Justin Roberts asked me to read and review his novel, I must admit that my expectations were pretty low. I'm alway more than happy to help out a fellow author, but this was a first novel for him. In addition, I'm a real nitpicker by nature and a fanatic regarding realism in fiction. I was concerned about how I might kindly and generously fullfill his request without hurting his feelings by savaging his book.

Well, I need not have worried. Make no mistake - this is a very, very good novel. It
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Justin Roberts
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military/action thrillers

2017 Gold Medal Winner of Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest (Fiction-Military genre)

Top 5 on Goodreads Listopia's Badass Female Leads list


"The Bottom Line: An engaging, original thriller pitting narco-terrorists against an elite force led by a memorable heroine. Highly recommended." BestThrillers.com

If you like Chapter 6 of this book, I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of it ;-)

Currently writing the sequel...
Adit
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love tough, female heroines and the main protagonist of this book doesn't disappoint. She is smart, beautiful, athletic, hard working, highly skilled in her job, and proficient in many languages. My favorite scene was when her boss asked her on what occasion does she use all those languages. She answered "Oh, I usually pray in Spanish, talk French to my boyfriend, curse in Dutch, and talk German to my German Shepherd." In the book, she and her family actually DOES those things, including talki ...more
Kathi Defranc
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book,a story of love,love of country and of family,by those who work as police officers and those in the military.I just finished reading and will put in a full review tomorrow,but if you like adventures,military stories or books from which you will learn,read this book. I highly recommend it...Ok,now I have had time to recover from this action thriller,I found myself laughing out loud then crying hysterically through many parts of this story! It is set in 2026,but the realism is ...more
Jay Williams
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While Roberts leans heavily on the strange argot of black ops, he seems compelled to explain everything repeatedly. When you add in the complexities of a multi-country Interpol operation, the majority of writing in the early stages of the book is explanatory of the language and places. Despite all the extra information, this story captures the reader and maintains a great level of suspense as a special Interpol task force battles a multi-national drug ring centered in Ireland. The character deve ...more
Pegboard
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Policewoman makes me appreciate the elite groups that train to fight and eliminate the wickedness of the drug Cartel. The evil that Neill enjoyed inflicting on people made me feel queasy knowing that there really are people like that in the world.
What I love about this novel is the way Justin W. M. Roberts digs deeper to present a book of higher quality instead of relying on cheap sex and inferior behavior to sell a book. An example of this is when Michael and Sarah quote famous books to dif
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Toby Oliver
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Policewoman is a hard-hitting thriller set in 2026. Sarah Dharmawan, an Indonesian policewoman from an anti-terrorist unit, is hand-picked and assigned a new task; working alongside her Special Air Service colleagues in the Interpol Response Team. Together, they must help find the members of a powerful Irish Drug Cartel and shut them down. The Cartel operates a ruthless operation in Ireland, England, and Indonesia. As the investigation unfolds, the team soon find themselves in a dangerous si ...more
Nichole Streeter
I recently finished reading the novel 'The Policewoman' by Justin W. M. Roberts, and I enjoyed the book immensely.

The book is about Sarah, an ambitious and hardworking woman who is a part of an antiterrorist unit called Densus-88. It doesn't hurt that the woman, in addition to being smart and beautiful, is extremely good at doing her job, which sets us up for a captivating adventure in a drug addicted future.

I enjoy books like this that foreshadow the kinds of things that we may face in the futu
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dennis barron
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Policewoman. Justin W.M. Roberts

This is a fabulous read!! Intensive background information is given to the reader, to understand the nuances between the British military and Indonesian military. This is an extremely touching saga of bravery and heroism beyond the call of duty. An extremely exciting action filled novel. The Irish Cartel controls narcotics in the U. K. The are expanding into Indonesia. This book abounds with heroism, betrayal intrigue, a sensational read! I highly recommend!
Pam
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Policewoman was written by Justin W.M. Roberts. This is a police investigation adventure and suspense thriller which is set in 2026 in England and in Indonesia. It is an excellent book that delves into narcoterrorism and the entities who attempt to combat it. The plot is excellent with many twists and turns that are dramatic and essential to the thrill of the story. The characters are well-developed and exceptionally strong. However, after the Prologue, the first chapters get the reader some ...more
Martha Brindley
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goodness! I am struggling to know where to begin with my review! I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review. This is not a light read as there is a huge amount of very well researched detail in the opening chapters. The genre is most definitely thriller/military/romance rather than crime procedural. The setting is 2026 and the plot involves England, Ireland and Indonesia fighting a drug cartel. Enter Sarah, a policewoman from the Indonesian anti terrorist unit a ...more
Werner
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any action fans who can tolerate bad language, sexual content and gory violence
Recommended to Werner by: The author
"...courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear."

Debut author Justin W. M. Roberts and I became acquainted recently in the Action Heroine Fans group that I help moderate here on Goodreads. I noticed his mentions of this novel there, and was interested enough to accept his generous offer of a hardcover review copy; but no guarantee of a good review (or a review at all) was asked or expected. This book had no trouble earning its star
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Justin W.M. Roberts was born in London, son of a British Army General, and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, and England. After graduating from Hull university with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology, he continued traveling and living Europe, Africa, and Asia.

He currently lives in Indonesia where he is an analyst of political affairs and an active promoter of secular humanism.

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