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The Candidate by Daniel Pembrey
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The Candidate A Luxembourg Thriller by Daniel Pembrey

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'The Candidate' is an enthralling political thriller set in Luxembourg. Nick is a recruitment head hunter although in a previous life he enjoyed a successful career as a sports journalist.

Nick can't remember what he did the previous night and his only clue is a piece of sexy underwear. An unexplained receipt, a distraught landlady and a missing dog all increase the suspense.

Nick needs his journalistic skills to unravel the mystery as these clues throw up new questions and worrying possibilities for Nick.

Tasked with head hunting an executive to manage key Russian and East European business Nick finds himself attracted to the high flyer and wonders if she is the key to his mystery.

The reappearance of his ex girlfriend coupled with work conflicts against a background of political unrest deepens the mystery.

Violence and political intrigue are intrinsic components of this story and the cleverly layered plot leaves subtle clues which all contribute to the satisfying ending.

Nick is a good character but I particularly liked the interesting support cast who make this is a worthwhile read.

I received a copy of this book from the author via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Daniel Pembrey

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Reading Progress

December 2, 2013 – Shelved
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
April 5, 2014 – Started Reading
April 6, 2014 – Shelved as: netgalley-read-and-reviewed
April 6, 2014 – Finished Reading

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