This book starts out somewhat slow but then speeds up like a freight train out of control!! AND it leaves you with a couple of questions which I hope will be answered--this is a series-right? Cause if it isn't I'm going to track down Angie Smith, author extraordinaire and hound it out of her!!
I loved the character of Maria Barnes--who portrays an extremely intelligent, no nonsense female police investigator who can't be stopped!! But--why is the Secret Intelligence Service so interested in her? Her new partner, known for his ability to solve the hardest cases and she butt heads a bit-but both have nothing but admiration for the other.
There are lots of twists and turns in this book--even at the end!!!!! If you like murder, mystery, political intrique and thrillers then I suggest you go get this book--NOW.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Who will survive?
When the murder of a colleague is linked to a series of suspicious deaths, Detective Superintendent Greg Woods’ team are tasked with solving the mystery. New to the team is Maria Barnes, whose besmirched character sadly precedes her. However Woods quickly discovers there is more to the detective sergeant than meets the eye: her skill level, knowledge base, and investigative talents far outshine his own formidable qualities…
And why is the Secret Intelligence Service so interested in Barnes and the investigation?
It’s a race against time to stop the killer, but he’s meticulous, cunning and ruthless. He leaves the police and intelligence service questioning if they are all out of their depth…
When forces contrive against them, Woods’ life hangs in the balance and for the first time in his career he risks breaking the rules… He and Barnes decide to go it alone to uncover who or what CXVI really is… The shocking truth lies at the heart of the Government and is trapped deep underground.
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About the Author: (from her website)
Angie Smith was born in Doncaster and educated at Huddersfield University where she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Training. After a long career in adult education, training and performance management she retired early to pursue other ventures.
She travels extensively, and was nominated for an award on her knowledge transfer partnerships work, when she co-produced and presented a journal article at the International Social Work Conference in Durban.
Unfortunately in 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and following a year of extensive and gruelling treatment her desire to write was rekindled. The novel, CXVI - The Beginning of the End, is the first in this crime thriller trilogy.
She currently lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, youngest son and two dogs.
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