Kill Shot: A Jack Lisbon Crime Thriller
Violent crimes. Missing people. Dark secrets. Only one driven detective can unearth the truth.
Detective Sergeant Jack Lisbon travelled halfway round the world to escape his troubled past. Mutilated bodies were never part of the plan.
A body found in the mangroves at first appears to be evidence of a frenzied crocodile attack. But it soon becomes obvious this is a horrif...more
When only one brand of justice will do...
A body found in the mangroves, mutilated beyond recognition.
What at first appears to be a crocodile attack is soon established as a shocking murder.
Can ex-boxer Detective Sergeant Jack Lisbon solve the mystery before the sleepy town of Yorkville goes into total meltdown?
When a popular MMA fighter disappears, police now face a possible double homicide. The list of suspects grows longer, but no one in the closed fighting community is talki ...more
Kill Shot follows Lisbon and Taylor after a local man has gone missing, his car found abandoned, and a body turns up.
I absolutely love a book that can transport me to another country from the comfort of my room. That is exactly what Blair Denholm has managed to do in this novel, flying me away to Australia alongside Jack.
The story was a great pace and kept me guessing all the way through. The last chapter kept me on tenterhooks, just as I thought the story w ...more
Australian author Blair Denholm lives in Tasmania at present, but has lived and worked in New York, Moscow, Munich, Abu Dhabi in addition to Australia. He has published five books – ESCAPE FROM PASSING WINDS, SOLD, SOLD TO THE DEVIL, FIGHTING DIRTY, and now KILL SHOT. Blair is also a translator, speaks fluent Russian (he interpreted for the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow and translated for the Sochi Winter Olympics Organizing Committee) as well as ...more
The peppering of unnecessary de ...more
A promising start to the series, with Jack Lisbon delivering his individual brand of justice in Yorktown instead of his home town London. Lisbon is a complicated character, but his colleague Claudia Taylor is the perfect foil. The settings are hot, humid, and exotic. The action electric, and brutal. You wouldn't expect Lisbon to pull any punches, and nor does the author as he delivers a tough, no-holds-barred thriller that augurs well for the future. I'm looking forward to the n ...more
I was already a big fan of Blair Denholm’s writing from his two books ‘Sold’ and ‘Sold to the Devil’ which are amazing stories. I really enjoyed the lead into this new character, Detective Sergeant Jack Lisbon with the short story ‘Fighting Dirty’ which is well worth a read. Jack Lisbon has a great dry sense of humour, and he’s one tough cop that’s not easily pushed around. I always love a story where I can’t guess the ending. I hope to see more of Jack in the future.
Jack Lisbon is a boxer-turned-detective who moved to Australia to put himself back together. Thousands of miles away from his ex-wife and daughter, he does his best to resist his old vices, and do well with the Yorkville CIB. When an abandoned car is discovered with blood in it, a missing persons case turns into something much darker and Lisbon and his partner ...more
A step out of my comfort zone, but a very welcome one!
Jack is from London, but has relocated clear across the globe after *something* happened. He and his partner are now tasked with finding out where the missing MMA fighter is, and who killed the trainer.
Jack is. . .interesting! He's not a perfect detective, not by any means, but I think, in his own way, his heart is in the right place. In JACK's right place, you kn ...more
When I read Fighting Dirty I truly disliked Jack. I understood him but would have crossed the street to avoid him. But we wind up on the same side of the fence so many times. And the author brings Jack to the table slowly, allowing us to see what brings him to his stand on life. You know this guy is going to fall off the wagon. You expect him to. What I didnt expect was to find myself cheering every time he mak ...more
I was uncomfortable with the level of integrity of the main character. His mean streak flaw was also an issue for me. Both seemed unnecessary and detracted from a clear win in the end. Overreach ...more
The main character, Lisbon, is developing and has got his act together in Oz.
The story features boxing, drugs and ego, with a side helping of greed!
The detectives work the case but cannot find a decent lead, until some video footage is revealed, then the pieces fall into place.
An explosive standoff with the culprits lead to a brush with death for one of the detectives.
Great start to an intriguing detective series!
A quick short in a series of a British Detective/boxer escaping his life and past in new digs down under.
I'm not loving this new trend of writing serials but of course once you start you have to finish...
Will continue with this one for now as it is really good. ...more
The story was full of twists and turns, it moved along at a good pace, and kept me engaged throughout.
Thanks to Voracious Readers for introducing me to this author, and to Blair for sending me a free copy of this book. ...more
His first novel in the Gary Braswell series, SOLD, was released by Clan Destine Press in November 2017 and is getting rave reviews. He is also working on a murder mystery based ...more