It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has neve ...more
This is my first book I have read by Matt Brolly and the first book in a new series.
Both going on my to watch out for list!
The Controller is an action packed, Twisty Crime Fiction with a dash of Mystery that will most definitely keep you on your toes.
I'm not going to go into too much detail with the plot as there is lots going on and I think the blurb sums it up nicely.
Special Agent Samuel Lynch and Special Agent Rose set out to find out who is behind 'The Railroad ...more
Special Agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI. He was forced out as he spent every minute investigating an underground organization known as The Railroad who he believed kidnapped his son and hundreds of others. Each time he gets ...more
The Controller by Matt Brolly is the first in the Samuel Lynch and Sandra Rose series.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Oblong Books, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Six years ago, Daniel Lynch went missing. He was seven. His father was the head of the San Antonio FBI field office. Following up on his son’s case cost Samue ...more
Well hello there Mr Brolly, I think it is safe to say you have got a new number one fan in me! How have I not read anything by you before?! This needs to be rectified!
I was sucked in from the opening pages with the tidbits of information you are given at first to Lynch and his life and a hostage situation with Special Agent Rose. From the get-go, the action and suspense is ramped up to such a high velocity I felt tired from reading it! To me, Lynch is Jack Reacher in his heyday! This man kicks a ...more
Publisher: Oblong Books
Release Date: May 23, 2019
Summary of The Controller
Six years ago, former FBI agent Sam Lynch‘s young son Daniel disappeared. Lynch is convinced that a mysterious organization nicknamed The Railroad is responsible. Rumor has it that they kidnap people near railroads and that each member is branded with a railroad tattoo. Problem is, the FBI doesn’t believe the Railroad even exists. After leaving the Bureau, Lynch continues an un ...more
When a home invasion goes wrong Agent Rose is put in charge of the hostage negotiation but the invader has his own agenda and insists on talking to Lynch. Lynch was investigating the disappearance of hundreds of people at various times but with one commonality, they all disappeared near railroa ...more
Following the disappearance of his only child, 6 years ago, Samuel Lynch an ex-FBI agent has had only one goal - to find his son, Daniel. He's never stopped looking; Samuel believes that an organization called "The Railroad" is responsible for the disapp ...more
In The Controller we are introduced to Samuel Lynch, an ex-FBI agent whose son went missing six years ago and Lynch believes a violent crime organisation called The Railroad and their leader, The Controller are responsible. Following an incident at a house invasion gone wrong, Lynch is brought in by Special Agent Sand ...more
I'm not sure I read the same book as other reviewers.... Maybe it's just me.... I've read a string of some really good books lately, so this may just be part of "all good things come to an end" disappointment....
WHAT A RIDICULOUS WASTE OF MY TIME!!
Or was it some silly satire of a read presented as a serial killer/police procedural???
It was obviously written by a Brit... British spellings, British idioms, British colloquialisms, but it was about ...more
Only negative would be that important information ...more
This is a really personal case for the special agent Samuel Lynch, he is not working for the FBI anymore, he is only on one case, finding who had kidnapped his son and finding him. So when in a house call, the police arrest a man ...more
After reading a review and then a sample of the first couple of chapters I knew I had to read this book. The author is male and from the UK yet the book is set and takes place totally in Texas. He nailed the Texas part. My tiny little critique is no one that was born and raised in the USA calls their Mom/Mommy, Mum or ...more
Samuel Lynch was an FBI agent until his son disappeared and, understandably, that took over his life; fully believing that an unknown organisation was involved, he has never given up on finding his boy. Sandra Rose is the Special Agent who arrests a perpetrator of heinous crimes who demands to speak to Lynch, intimating that he knows the whereabouts of his son. With agency bosses refusing to believe ...more
My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy.
I liked the overall premise of a secret organization disappearing people around train tracks. I found it plausible and scary and original. I enjoyed the character Samuel Lynch. I wanted him to win. His motivations and actions were realistic and he became a full-fledged person for me.
I did not like the torture scenes, the Rose character, the British slang coming out ...more
This is #1 in the Lynch and Rose series by Matt Brolly.
Special Agent Sandra Rose is called to the aftermath of an hostage situation. Razinski had the Gunn family trapped in their home but tortured and murdered them all. After his arrest he is demanding to speak to ex-FBI Agent Samuel Lynch..
Razinski has killed all the family and a police officer and has been taken into custody while Lynch is fo ...more
We meet ex FBI agent Samuel Lynch after he’d been requested by a criminal at a murder/hostage situation…..but why? And why is he an ex-agent?
Special Agent Sandra Rose meets Lynch and things start to go wrong….is The Railroad, a mythical organisation that she’s heard, of real? How is Lynch involved? And who is The Controller?
I’m not saying any more than that! Honestly, this has twists and tur ...more
The controller reads like a high octane action movie and it's packed with tension and suspense form the word go! This book goes way beyond any crime novel I've read before and is completely character focused rather than on the procedural aspect of crime solving.
The combination of Lync ...more
It seemed as if there was some such small, clashing detail that snagged my attention and made me lose my reader's focus on every. single. page. I haven't rea ...more
This is the definition of a thriller! It made me shout at the book.. Does the Railroad even exist? Who is The Controller and what did he do with Lynch’s son all them years ago!
Believe me when I say that you are in for a while ride!
You can read the rest of my review here: https://feedthecrime.wordpress.com/20...
Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.
He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018. In addition he is the author of the acclaimed near future crime novel, Zer...more