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Book Review-CXVI Desperate Measures-(CXVI BOOK 3)-Angie Smith

Friday, March 18, 2016

Having read both of the other books in this series I was looking forward to this one. These do need to be read in order as it is a continuing story and it will help if you know what went before.

Maria Barnes is still missing and her former partner the now retired Greg Woods has all but given up locating her. He is nearing the end of his life having been diagnosed with cancer. He is depressed to say the least and his apartment-where he lives alone is a total wreck. He doesn't hear from his divorced wife or his daughters-they have no idea he is dying.

Then an energetic young woman shows up in his apartment and takes over-literally! She claims that she is looking for Falkner-Brown and Maria and Greg is the only one who can help him! Somehow she gets him moving again and convinces him he should go visit one of his old friends with her. This is a conspiracy which will be revealed when you read the book.

The ending is kind of sad but leaves the reader with a sense that maybe there will be a fourth in this series or maybe all is ending as it was meant to be.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

She’s missing – but does she want to be found?

It is now three years since Detective Superintendent Greg Woods retired, and his life has been consumed with the desperate search for his former Detective Sergeant, Maria Barnes. This chaotic, and so far unsuccessful quest, has taken its toll on his physical and mental wellbeing.

However, he finally receives a knock at the door with what he considers to be his most promising lead. He teams up with a young, spirited and extremely competent hacker, who also holds a vested interest in finding Barnes and his old adversary Faulkner-Brown.

What they discover sends shockwaves around the globe and threatens international security. With Woods’ health dramatically failing he knows this is his final chance, success or failure, his last hurrah!

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

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 grueling 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.

Author's Website

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Unknown said...

I love it when a book wraps up the plot, but leaves it open for the next book! You get a sense of completion if they don't come out with another.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I have not read any book in the series, but it does seem like it would be worth the read. I love mystery and suspense novels so this is right up my alley. I'm checking this out.

Unknown said...


Can I suggest with a smile -

Book one is FREE for a few days from tomorrow and book 2 reduced because I am celebrating the release of book 3 (AT LAST!!!)

Kind wishes to all and thanks to Michele xx

Liz Mays said...

This would be a really exciting read. Mysteries and thrillers are my favorite genres and the hacking aspect sounds really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good book.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I love a good mystery, and really appreciate it when it's a part of a series. It's great she found inspiration to write in getting treated for her illness.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Love a good mystery, and the fact that this book delves into hacking is interesting to me. Great review!

Maggie said...

Must read, love the idea thatis is part of a series. Will start at book 1

Neely said...

I haven't heard of this before but it sounds really interesting

Unknown said...

This book is really interesting! Must read this, I'll have to check it out.

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