An international thriller based on one of the biggest bank heists in history.
Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him...more
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This one also has the feel of real life about with the descriptions of Baghdad with how terrible it's been with all the war crimes and just the general way of life there (how people live with bombs and shooting going off everyday like it's normal makes my brain ache) but the saddest thing of all... its all about money
It's a very heart pounding, edge of your seat and ...more
There are many strong and likable characters. Joe is there in a minor role. Ruiz is back as a retired cop. And then there are Luca and Elizabeth and of course Holly. I enjoyed all of them.
The book is action packed, particularly the war ...more
Great writing, great characters and great plot lines. Loving Robotham's series.
What a nail bitting, addictive read. Every time I pick up a Michael Robotham book they just get better and better.
Two separate story lines, seemingly unrelated, one in London and the other in Bagdad. In London ex DI Ruiz intervenes when he witnesses a young woman being assaulted by her boyfriend. After seeing the young man off, Ruiz finds the young woman in quite a state, sobbing and feeling very frightened. Ruiz offers the young woman a bed for the night ...more
Seriously, last year, I spent a couple of weeks reading everything of Robotham’s I could get my hands on and loved every story, character, plot ...more
Having said that, it still really wasn’t my cuppa tea, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t get pulled along for the adventure. Just like the Jack Reacher novel that we read last year for book club, it’s hard to resist finishing the ...more
In a series of short chapters, Robotham alternates between the seemingly unconnected stories of retired detective, Vincent Ruiz chasing thief Holly Knight, Luca Tarracini's investigation into a series of robberies in Iraq, and Elizabeth North's frantic search for her missing banker husband.
Ruiz falls for a con ...more
But hey, having said that - please, if you never picked up this series, you are missing out! Start with the first one Suspect and then enjoy the ride! This book, in my opinion , you can skip. But don't skip on a great series!
Michael Robotham writes thrillers/mysteries that grab the readers attention from the first sentence. The stories are complex, the conclusions satisfying. What sets Robotham apart are his characters. In the first book, SUSPECT, the author introduces Joseph O’Loughlin, a psychologist, happily married man, and devoted father. The protagonist of LOST is Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz who played a minor role in the first book. THE NIGHT FERRY focuses on a character in a previous book and offers the ...more
An innocent bystander, Elizabeth sees her life crumble at the ...more
It could easily be read as a stand-alone book rather than part of a series.
I read this out of order, and I’m glad I went back for it.
It probably doesn't hurt that the action centres around ...more
I would have found it difficult to be critical of this novel after meeting the author less than a month ago. He was a lovely, inspiring man, and I was grateful that his novel was really good.
Written in present tense, based on true stories from Iraq and London, and ...more
Again he teams up with Forensic Psychologist Professor Joe O'Laughlin, as they work their way towards the top of a ...more
Maybe even my favourite Robotham! (Oooo but I still love “Shatter”)
Really enjoyed this! I loved the fast pace ~ this was a page turner but so much more than a “beach read”. The background was complex and the research was well woven into the story. I loved the characters and the way the storyline swapped between the two scenarios. When I was “in” England, I wondered what was happening in Iraq. I was also mental guessing how the tow storylines would come ...more
I like this author. He writes great stories with great characters. I also love his writing. He gets to the point in a few words that manages to convey so much more than what is going on at that moment.
The plot in this book seemed a little more intricate. It toggled around with 3 different story lines going on, but they progressively got closer and closer before they finally merged. It was very well done. Michael Robotham can definitely keep the plot moving in the right direction. His ...more
I struggled with this book early on and it failed to hook me. Starts with 2 seemingly unrelated stories but predictably it all makes sense in the end.
Not quite a 4 rating but certainly a good read.
For the next fourteen years he worked for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature ...more