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Saul Marshall #2

Never Forget

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Saul Marshall is on the run.

As a wave of seemingly random assassinations engulfs California, Marshall finds himself drawn into a situation spiralling out of control.

He soon discovers some of the webs’ most secure protocols have been compromised by a rogue team of former Chinese agents. When Marshall realises what they plan, the stakes are raised…

And that’s before the Secretary of State gets involved. Can Marshall unravel the deceit and tricks before it’s too late? Can he stop the carnage, or will he become part of it? One thing is for certain: either way his enemies will never forget.

Perfect for fans of Lee Child, Michael Connelly or J.B. Turner, this is a compulsive and page-turning thriller that won’t let you go.

364 pages, Kindle Edition

Published February 20, 2017

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Richard Davis

6 books9 followers
Richard Davis graduated from University College London in 2011 and Cambridge University in 2012. The Saul Marshall series was born from Davis’s extensive travels around the United States and his long-standing obsession with thriller fiction. He lives in North London, UK, with his girlfriend.

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Profile Image for Kathi Defranc.
1,183 reviews461 followers
August 25, 2017
Great story! Review to come...Never Forget- You Will Not!
This is the second book in a series following Saul Marshall, con-man, ex- FBI agent and a man who feels compelled to help when he sees a terrible wrong being committed against his country! When a woman is in distress, Saul sees exactly what is happening and finds himself deciding to help, even as he is on the run from the FBI after what has occurred from his efforts to find his son. The action is fast, you are instantly hooked into what is going on. There are hackers and Chinese political figures, but the complete evil Saul feels from the woman in charge pushes him to find her,even as he enlists help from Vann, his best buddy who is ex HRT( Rescue squad) The characters are well described,the scenes are easily imaginable, and you hold your breath as you dodge bullets, run from terrorists, and keep working even when odds are against you! Saul has to use some of his old skills as a con-man, and delivers impressively.
A wonderful, explosive story, great for any adventure thriller lovers out there! I will keep reading anything Richard Davis writes!!
Profile Image for Amy.
1,831 reviews1,862 followers
March 2, 2017
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This is the second book in Davis’ Saul Marshall series and though I haven’t had a chance to read the first book, I had no problem jumping in at book two. Jump in is the right phrase because this one shoots straight into the action and never lets up. Saul Marshall is on the run and trying to maintain a low profile, that is until he witnesses a woman being kidnapped. He can’t just stand by and watch as that goes against everything he stands for, so against his better judgment he helps her. He has no idea what he’s getting himself involved in, he’s about to enter a world of cyber crime, terrorists, and political corruption.

Ellen is the woman Saul helps and I liked their fast and furious connection and trust. Maybe a little unbelievably fast, but there were a few moments here where I had to suspend disbelief. I didn’t really mind this as it tends to happen in many action thrillers, I became lost in the story and didn’t allow implausibility to become a negative factor. Besides those two, there were some good secondary characters and the one I liked most was Saul’s friend, Vann. He’s a wisecracking jokester who brought some levity to this suspenseful read.

I think this series has great potential and will especially appeal to fans of politically charged thrillers with a high tech twist. The pacing was strong, and the writing style was solid, the only thing lacking for me was a bit more character development, I wanted that personal connection to the characters and it wasn’t quite there for me.
Profile Image for Jackie Roche.
538 reviews18 followers
April 5, 2017
"False Prophet", the first in the Saul Marshall series, was a brilliant story. To me, though, "Never Forget" is even better. This is because I already knew some of the characters and loved finding out more about Saul and his side-kick Vann.
I learnt so much through reading this book. It gives a great insight into both Chinese Nationalism and the Dark Web. It's extremely well-researched and informative without being boring and dry.
This is a book that you won't want to put down. It grabs you from the start and takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
Some of Vann's comments made me laugh out loud but the ending made me cry.
I hope we meet Saul again very soon.
Profile Image for Mark.
1,096 reviews
September 3, 2018

And Saul Marshall is off again 😃
Book 2 in the series starts with users of the ‘dark web’ being targeted..basically they are made to commot acts of terror and if they dont?, well then there murky dealings on the ‘dark web’ will be made public to partners, family, colleagues etc
Who is behind this....what is the motivation.....
Well thats where Saul enters the game with a crash, bang,wallop and as in book 1 the book then never stops until the final page
Again like 24 and Blacklist its full on actiom as he plots, fights, outsmarts, gets outsmarted and ends up in more nail biting situatioms in an hour than most people would in a lifetime, its exciting and crazy and soooo action packed
This book has even MORE detailed knowledge of things relevant to the book ie The ‘dark web’ and its set up
and uses, Bit Coins and the surveillance and hacking that goes on re the internet, this along wih the authors knowledge of the FBI, Secret Service etc is outstanding and have to compliment the author on such vast research
There are quite a few characters in this book and as the action is so full on and rapid you do have to keep your wits about you as to who is who and who is doing what to and with who
Fab book..... and leaves Saul ready for Book 3
10/10 5 Stars
Profile Image for Diane Hogg.
202 reviews9 followers
March 15, 2017
Book Description
Saul Marshall is on the run.
As a wave of seemingly random assassinations engulfs California, Marshall finds himself drawn into a situation spiralling out of control.
He soon discovers some of the webs’ most secure protocols have been compromised by a rogue team of former Chinese agents. When Marshall realises what they plan, the stakes are raised…
And that’s before the Secretary of State gets involved. Can Marshall unravel the deceit and tricks before it’s too late? Can he stop the carnage, or will he become part of it?
One thing is for certain: either way his enemies will never forget.

My Views
What a book! I was hooked from the start, I wanted to know more, needed to know more. Now to understand this isn't my typical book or storyline that I would read, but the Prologue blew me away.

Saul Marshall is off the radar, intent on staying that way, until a nondescript call comes over the police scanner, a simple car chase, becomes a kidnapping. Against all of Saul's powers of reason he rescues Ellen, now they are being targeted. The storyline of Never Forget takes you down the routes of political disquiet, cyber terrorism encompassing the Dark Net and One Mans quest to stop it all.

Richard has written this second instalment in the Saul Marshall series with the intent of revealing more about Saul. Even with the knowledge of Saul previously being a conman in his teenage years, we learn more about those years and more from his time in the FBI, building a bigger picture of Saul, with more to come, hopefully in the next instalment.

Cleverly written, full of twists n' turns and just when you think the storyline has concluded a false ending is thrown your way, leading you to delve deeper to the ultimate climax.
A thriller that will leave you wanting more.
25 reviews
July 28, 2017
If you want a good all action from the first page thriller, then Never Forget by Richard Davis is the book for you. I do have some problems with the book. When the hero, Sam Marshall, steals or hijacks his third vehicle I begin to think that the plot should be scaled down by at least one theft. I’ve been forced to pare down like that myself, and it hurts, but there again the ‘leftovers’ gave me a flying start for the next book. But as I said, Never Forget’s a good read for someone on holidays whose sole objective in life is to be entertained.
Profile Image for Alfred Nobile.
618 reviews10 followers
March 22, 2017
This was a fast paced book that keeps you want to keep reading. The story line and the quality ot the writing were of the highest quality. Just when you think one problem is resolved another appears. I hope this series continues as Saul is an interesting character and would be interesting to find out more about him. A worthy 4 star read
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Ivan.
231 reviews1 follower
March 14, 2018
This book is fast paced and it had me on the edge of my seat. Then when things seem to go as Saul Marshall planned, something seems to go bad. Not just bad, horrible! This book is a definite page turner, it'll keep you thinking, "What now?"
Profile Image for Margaret Tidwell.
610 reviews7 followers
June 27, 2017
FTC: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Never Forget by Richard Davis was a good book. This is the second book in the series, but in my opinion, you don’t need to read the books to know what is happening. I did understand the backstory of the main character which I always like but you don’t need the information while reading this book. I was as drawn into this story as I was when I read False Prophet but I still did enjoy this book. I also loved that I got to see Saul again because I love following along with characters because that makes them feel even more like real people. Parts of this book remind me of the Jack Reacher books which I love, but I also am tired of the series because he should be dead by now.

Anyway, let’s get back to my thoughts on this book. I really do enjoy this author writing, and I love that he includes some British slang in his books. When that happened, it always made me smile because I am so used to hearing the words on YouTube and they always make me happy. If you love mystery books, I would for sure recommend this book to you.
Profile Image for Martha Brindley.
Author 1 book15 followers
June 6, 2017
I was given a copy of this book by the author to review......and I am so pleased! I did not read False Prophet but this is a good stand alone. The book is full of action, well written, good characters and a great plot. It starts off full on and just keeps on giving. There is a good knowledge of security procedures, politics and the dark net. it is well researched and exciting to read. The only negative, I would have liked to read more of the character of Vann, I loved his touch of humour. I would recommend this book to lovers of thrillers. Saul Marshall is the new kid on the block and I hope to read more of him. Thanks to the author for my copy.
Profile Image for Simon Fenwick.
106 reviews2 followers
January 6, 2023
I thought I would give the author's second book in the Saul Marshall series a try despite the first being one of the worst written books that I have ever read. However, I didn't finish this book. In fact I only got about thirty pages into it before giving up. When you have a book that you don't know whether to pick it up and continue, that is telling you something and that's how it was with this one. What is it about? Haven't a clue really other than the fact that Saul Marshall is now out of the FBI and is on the run.

I have now deleted Richard Davis from my authors and won't bother with any of his books in future.
Profile Image for Gigi Frost.
Author 3 books11 followers
May 8, 2017
A new offering of a modern-day warrior tale comes to life in the form of “Never Forget,” a second sequel in the Saul Marshall series. Saul Marshall is plunged into the harrowing machinations of evil which force him to pursue diabolical enemies.

The story escalates in a compelling crescendo of lies and bureaucracy. Davis has created a wide parallel of cautionary terror and thematic consequences that every reader is coming to associate with his writing.

Read the entire review here: bookendchronicles.blogspot.com
47 reviews1 follower
July 15, 2018
Wow what a page turner, I am fast becoming a big Richard Davies fan. Saul Marshall is ex FBI, he happens upon a kidnapping quite by accident and from there on in the action is fast and furious. Vannevar is an excellent character as Saul’s comrade and right hand man. He brings humour to otherwise dire situations. The reasearch and credibility that the author brings to this story is meticulous. A hearty 5* from me.
Profile Image for Linda.
463 reviews
September 12, 2017
Again Richard Davis has lead me down the garden path. I've been up all night just to find out how this book ends. Saul Marshall has a new mission to protect the beautiful Ellen Kelden. He brings Giles and Vann back into the story. Even the Secretary of Defense play a roll. I would recommend this book to anyone who love fast paced thrillers. I received an ARC copy for an honest review.
Profile Image for Jcad6169.
240 reviews1 follower
June 11, 2017
Good story,

Bad editing. Please lose the "reckon". The research and background in this story is extensive and a bit scary. It is so easy to believe. But the writing and editing are very distracting. I would love to read more about Saul but would really need better writing.
Profile Image for Jo.
496 reviews
January 24, 2019
Once again Saul has got himself involved in something big ... Chinese nationalists blackmailing high level US citizens via the dark web. Saul and Ellen save the day despite both ending up on the US government's most wanted list.
Will it ever end happily ever after for Saul?
Yep ... I cried!
Profile Image for Alyce Hunt.
1,236 reviews20 followers
February 27, 2017
Full review coming on Monday to coincide with my stop on the Saul Marshall blog tour, but my god this book was better than the first one in the series. Improved on all of the things that I disliked about the first one, which means this one has to get five stars.

EDIT 27/02/17:

This installment uses Saul's past as a conman to its full potential. He's constantly trying to deceive the people who are hunting him, and it's great to see him doing what he does best (and really makes me want a prequel novel of his adventures in con artistry!). It plays up the USP, and for someone who's read a lot of repetitive crime and thriller novels, that was great to see.
I have nothing to complain about when it comes to 'Never Forget'. All of the things I just discussed in regards to 'False Prophet' are irrelevant when it comes to the second novel in the series. The conclusion is satisfactory yet still leaves you wanting more, while the info-dumping is appropriate, as Saul teams up with a civilian called Ellen Kelden and she needs to be caught up. Instead of getting the information thrown at us, we learn with her: it's a more gentle way to introduce some complex theories.
Despite the fact that Saul's now in California, there are plenty of familiar faces for us to get reacquainted with. I particularly enjoyed the reappearance of Vann, who was one of my favourite members of the supporting cast in book one, and the more central role of background character Scott Brendan. It seems Richard has plans for all of his characters, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to all of them in further volumes in the series.
I loved the focus on technology: particularly the discussions about hacking, and how even seemingly foolproof methods of concealing your activities on the internet are vulnerable. It's terrifying, particularly when you look at the way the political landscape is at this current moment in time. Anyone could be watching your activity, and you have no way of knowing... *shudders*

Read the rest of my stop on the 'Never Forget' blog tour here!
Profile Image for Julie Lacey.
1,572 reviews67 followers
July 1, 2017
I enjoyed this book and found it kept me interested throughout. Just as you think an element of the story is concluded something else happens that makes you want to keep reading to find out what comes next.
I wish we'd get to know Saul Marshall a bit more but guess this will come as the series develops.
Profile Image for Heidi | Paper Safari Book Blog.
971 reviews11 followers
March 1, 2017
Richard Davis got it right from the start on this one. This book immediately hooked me from the beginning this book is a race to the finish. Filled with political intrigue and cyber security Never Forget takes you down the path of hackers and terrorists. As our last political election proved cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and are being used to infiltrate governments and cause upheaval.

I liked Saul Marshall in the first book False Prophet and I still like him. Ex-FBI who has his own moral compass. His back story was explained as we learned along with the woman he saved Ellen Kelden. We learned more about Saul's past as a con man and I actually can't wait for more stories from his past. Davis really develops his characters and it seems that we may be seeing more of some of them again.

Profile Image for Ellie Shepherd.
216 reviews10 followers
March 24, 2017
I hadn't read book one and wondered if I would struggle. No absolutely not. A well constructed book with plenty of action and I immediately got to know the characters. I may have to go back and read book one, for curiosities sake but not because I need to. Fast paced and keeps your interest. I look forward to reading more of Richard's books, fabulous.
621 reviews19 followers
March 30, 2017
I am very grateful to Richard Davis for sending me advance copies of his first two Saul Marshall novels; having enjoyed False Prophet very much, I was eagerly anticipating Never Forget and it doesn't disappoint! If you like your action thrillers fast and furious, violent and vibrant, clever and intriguing, this is a series for you. Saul Marshall is a fascinating protagonist, ex-con man and now ex-FBI who sees it as his duty to counter the evils he encounters in society and who isn't afraid to use gun, guile and guts when necessary. The terrorism aspect of this novel feels very contemporary and Davis' knowledge of modern technology is mind-boggling. A page turner from start to finish.
Profile Image for Michelle Ryles.
1,131 reviews78 followers
April 9, 2017
I absolutely LOVED the first Saul Marshall thriller, False Prophet, so I started reading Never Forget straight after as I couldn't get enough of Saul Marshall. We are introduced to Saul again as he listens in to police radio. He's like a modern-day real-life Batman: a shadowy vigilante trying to put a spanner in the works of criminals on the streets of California. When he hears something on police radio, he starts his engine and rushes to the scene. What he sees puts him on a rollercoaster he can't get off and when a lady needs his help he puts on his bat-cape and (hopefully) saves the day (and the girl).

Saul swoops in to save the damsel in distress and teams up with Ellen, the attempted abductee, and puts together all the pieces of the puzzle to see why she is so valuable. Saul is a wanted man so he can't go to the authorities but he still has some friends in law enforcement who are willing to put their jobs on the line to help him. As he helps Ellen, he puts himself back on the radar again and he must be one step ahead to avoid being caught whilst removing the threat that could tear the government apart.

Wow! What a ride! I love the character of Saul Marshall, he could be any man on the street. It's absolute genius to have a main character who was a con-man, FBI agent and now a wanted man. If Saul is Batman, then Vann is definitely Robin; his trusty sidekick who can swoop in to save the day. Although this was a bit too techie for me at times, it is a fantastic edition to an AMAZING series. I'm not a fan of politics but I will grab with both hands any political thrillers starring Saul Marshall. Hollywood, take note, Saul Marshall is destined for the big screen!

I chose to read to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Profile Image for Jeff Benham.
1,237 reviews6 followers
April 30, 2017
Saul Marshall, ex-conman, ex-FBI agent, it is no surprise that this book starts with him being on the run. Trying to stay one step ahead of the FBI is no easy task. So what does our buddy Saul do? He goes and saves a damsel in distress from being kidnapped. Way to stay under the radar. The kidnappers were a rogue Chinese Nationalist group. Their leader is a psychopath. They have a way of finding people that have a lot to lose and using them to their murderous ends. These are people in high places and the reach of this group is long, so nobody is really trustworthy. They need to be stopped and Saul needs to stop them. This is a very involved story with lots of detail, which means lots of page turning action. Can Saul be the hero and clear his name? Two 5 star ratings in a row!
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