In the UK, Detective John Steel is investigating the organization who killed his family. When he comes across information that something big is going to happen on the cruise ship Neptune, Steel goes undercover. He has fourteen days to figure out what is going to happen - and to stop it.
In New York, Steel’s NYPD partner, Detective Samantha McCall, is investigating a series...more
So was looking forward to book 2 as I liked the characters in book 1. So story wise ok same characters from book one John Steel and Sam McCall. However this time John was on a huge cruise liner, Sam was in NYC.
Steel is still following clues as to who killed his family, but as he is investigating, things are happening on the cruise liner, back into James Bond, meets John Mcla ...more
Now I have a confession! I have read the first book in this series but it has been so long I must admit I couldn’t remember a lot about it! However, you can read this as a stand-alone, of course, there are thong slides to and mentioned that I haven’t remembered and some I did. So it proves my point but also makes me want to re-read it again! (It’s just my old fuddled brain!)
If this was a film, man this would be, in my opinion, a high octane Mission Impossible esq type of film! It was intense! Yo ...more
I liked the character of Detective John Steel. He put me in mind of that famous NYPD police officer John McClane, as played by Bruce Willis. Well Steel certainly seems to have the sort of luck as McClan ...more
Book 1 was an explosive roller coaster with John Steel, ex-British Special Forces and now detective, tracks the killers of his family to New York where he works with Samantha McCall, Detective with the NYPD.
Book 2 in contrast is a slow burning fuse; a complex and totally absorbing plot.
John Steel disappears and Sam McCall is not happy about it. He then announces, out of the blue, he is on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship leaving England and, in a ro ...more
I was really looking forward to reading this book and it certainly did not disappoint!
It is a well written story with some great characters – I really enjoyed the interaction between McCall and Steel and I think they worked really well with the story too.
The plot was well developed and there was plenty of action! The setting for the book was great, the author had great attention to detail for me and I thought that the descriptions used were great too.
It sounds like the first volume of this series has John Steel working closely with a group of detectives from the NYPD, but the sequel has them (ultimately) pursuing the same criminal group from very independent directions—Steel is in Britain and then on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship following leads he uncovered while investigating his family's death.
Meanwhile, Det. McCall and those she works within Homicide are investigating a serious of s ...more
The book does tend to change points of view quickly and it was a bit confusing until I got into it. Of course, once I was into the book, ines hooked! It was such an absorbing story that I felt like I couldn’t put it down.
Lots of action and characters that are believable, Stuart ...more
This is book 2 of a series featuring John Steel, the hero, who is on a cruise ship 'Neptune' where he has a matter of days to work out what is going on and beat the bad guys.
I wonder if John Steel is a bit marmite - will you love or loathe his all action hero style? He is a bit of Bond, Bruce Willis (from every Bruce Willis movie), Siegal, Cruise et al pretty much rolled into one 'dude' who has ladies falling at his feet.
Meanwhile back in New York, Sam McCall, is busy clearing d ...more
The story had good intrigue but was so poorly edited that it took too much away from the story. There were words used incorrectly like vale instead of veil, embraced instead embarrassed as well as others. It was hard to follow who was speaking because sentences were correctly punctuated. It is unfortunate because the many obvious errors detracted too much away from the story.
Hidden Steel could be a good book it if was edited correctly. It seems to have been edited by someone unfamiliar with the English language; wrong words used,wrong tenses used, grammatical errors throughout, paragraphs starting and ending in the wrong places. It is difficult to decide who is speaking due to the incorrect grouping of sentences. All of these errors make for a frustrating read.
The 2 books were riveting but the spelling was bad. Sack the proofreader!
I read this book to find out the answers to the cliffhangers in the first book but sadly that was not the case.
There seem to be fifteen books on John steel and if that’s how long it takes to solve the riddles then I am not bothering.
I would have read more of these if each one completed the story as they are well written and numerous.
Story line may be decent but too difficult to get past all the errors: “Bowls of the ship” instead of bowels; “inenviable friendly questions” instead of inevitable; etc. These are just 2 of many, within the first few pages of the first chapter. I gave up on reading past this.
Peppered throughout the book are many off putting mistakes
The story itself is not bad.
2 examples: ' where' when you clearly meant ' were'. And vale instead of veil Lots more I won't be reading any more
Richard Davies ...more