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(Jake Tanner #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  22 reviews

In the oppressive London summer heat, two brothers orchestrate the deadliest terror attack the city has ever seen. Three airport-bound trains are brought to a standstill with thousands held hostage. And when the dust settles, the Metropolitan Police are left scrambling for solutions. 

The terrorists promise to let hostages go, bu

Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published April 6th 2018 by Cliff Edge Press (first published January 26th 2018)
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Kathi Defranc
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an exciting, hard to put down thriller as a pair of brothers take complete control of three trains, stopping them in place and manipulating all on board! They lost their parents years ago in a fire, blaming the government in the UK on how they were treated, forgotten and left to their own devices They met a man who spoke of things which they believed, so were taught many things from this group over the years, things to help them get revenge...
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I received this English action thriller, by a new author to me, from Hidden Gems, alongside the sequel, Floor 68, in exchange for an honest review. The problem with HG is they expect the review to be completed within a week and start harassing you for it if you don’t meet the deadline. Despite this, I liked the sound of these so decided I would do my best to get through them both within the allocated time. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this at all, so have decided not to read the next one, and to ...more
Kirsty Mckenzie
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing thriller that keeps you going til the end, I devoured this book. I literally forgot about time and ened up reading until the end. That was when I realized it was almost time to get up omg. But this book is that good you don't want to put it down, you need know what happens next. It is a well flowing book that doesn't leave you weighted down and hard to read. I read somewhere that this author was said he wrote well like some of my favorite authors in thriller/mystery and I am h ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was second Jake Tanner book I read and I couldn't put it down. It was exciting, interesting and demonstrated human feelings and the ability to cope with panic attacks.
Jack Probyn is becoming one of my favourite authors and I can't wait for the next Jake Tanner story.
There was a wonderful story within a story which for me makes books more interesting to read as I don't get bored - I would thoroughly recommend this book
Great idea, poor execution.
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a story of terrorism in the middle of a heated London summer. Two brothers have planned a daring attack, utilising three busy commuter trains to London’s main airports and holding thousands as hostages for ransom. The police have no idea until the terrorists make contact.

They promise they will release all the hostages, but will only talk to Detective Jake Tanner of New Scotland Yard’s Terrorism Unit. They have put rules in place and if they are broken there will be severe consequences. J
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5* Review – Not a cliché Terrorist Thriller
I received this book as part of the ARC for the second book in the series. This is the first book I read by this author and I found it really interesting. This introduces us to Jake Tanner, who is a Detective Constable that is looking at a promotion that he seems to be hiding from both his wife and his partner. The 1st of August starts as any normal day in the office, but quickly turns into a huge terrorist incident that for some reason has the perpet
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The ⏰ ticks ever closer to a mass 💥catastrophe as London's finest race to thwart a pair of vengeful brothers!😱
May 13, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
👍👍Excellent, fast-paced, well-written and gripping action suspense that I could not put down! Jack, the counterterrorism policeman hero, is bruised and battered along the way during a six hour cat and mouse game with an evil genius prepared to kill and maim hundreds on 🚄trains bound for London's airports in an act of retribution.

I appreciated the glimpse
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
What an absolute gripping thriller Jack Probyn has written. This one grabbed my attention from the first page all the way to final words. The plotline was so intense and completely took the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows as the characters struggled to reach the final resolution of the case. You couldn't help but identify with the lead detective character and his mental and physical challenges to save as many people as he could while playing the terrorists' cruel and v ...more
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Editor, anyone?

Jack Tanner Box Set #1 - This is my first read by this author and I did not care for his writing style.

Standstill - This is a bad Hollywood movie, actually movies. A wannabe Bruce Willis tough cop that misses the goal.

I tried three different times to force myself to read this dribble and I cannot finish this two book set as promised.

Yes, I had forgotten the cutting remark about President Donald Trump, no place in this book for personal political opinions. I rated the book 2 star
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is not when terrorists take three airport trains are held for ransom. He has to follow the rules given to him or there will be serious problems. Follow as he tries to stop the terrorists while saving the hostages. Can he do both ? See if he can

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
robert towe
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Jake Tanner

A new super cop has arrived, a hero who gets the job done. A British Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, Mitch Rapp and the various James Patterson heroes, but a soft side, a human side, a vulnerable side.
A good read, a cracking read, a read in one go read.
Looking forward to more.
Joan Barstad
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW...I love this Jake Tanner series. And Jack Probyn hit this one with both feet on the ground.

You don't find out all the details til the end of the story...but that is how it is supposed to be..right?

Keep the stories coming...I feel they will only get better.
Carol Elsden
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Non stop action!

Nothing was at a standstill in this excellent read! Jack Tanner is a new friend that I cannot wait to read more about in the near future. Trust that his next case will be soon available!

Kenneth Lingenfelter
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2 terrorists get control of 3 passenger trains, holding the passengers locked in. The terrorists threaten to blow up the trains if they attempt to break out. In addition one of the trains has the police detective's mother in law. This novel will keep you wanting to keep reading. ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced thriller has DC Jake Tanner in a game of cat and mouse with two brothers intent on bombing three passenger trains. The old saying "if something can go wrong, it will" plagues Jake and the rest of the police force at every turn. A "goodread". ...more
Sue Morris
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't sure at first...

But really enjoyed the book in the end. Some aspects a bit cheesey e.g. Lucy's computer skills rather too coincidental, however overall a good read and I'll continue to read the series.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So suspenseful that it’s impossible to put down. Hot, humid day in London. Two brothers are in charge of a terrible terrorist attack. DC Jake Tanner is chosen to deal with them. Can’t wait for the next book.
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Ed Dickinson
Feb 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
This was by far the best I have read in a long time. I was impressed with the way Adil and Lucy left at the monument and how you introduced the mob group so the snipers couldn’t get a shot at Adil. Great book, great writer.
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May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
A great thriller that will keep you guessing. There are a lot of typos and grammatical errors that take away from the story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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A great thriller that will keep you guessing. There are a lot of typos and grammatical errors that take away from the story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Jack Probyn hasn’t experienced the world. He’s never even owned a pet. But he’d like to; there’s still time. His twenty-two years on the planet have been spent in the United Kingdom, with a few excursions overseas — a particular favourite of his was Amsterdam. Or Norway. Both of which were lovely.

But what Jack lacks in life-experience, he more than makes up for in creative ingenuity. His Jake Tan

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