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Betrayal. Mystery. Revenge…

When ex-New York Detective Thomas Blume is asked to play bodyguard at a high-class London party he figures that it should be a night of easy money and free booze.

But easy and free are never what they seem…

The sudden disappearance of two girls throws the night into chaos and now lives are at risk.

One girl is the daughter of wealthy local industrialist Andrew Hyde… the other, the daughter of his close friend Amir.

Why were they taken? And how does it all connect to Blume’s investigation of his family’s murder?

Now Blume must use all his skills in a race against time to track down the girls and find the kidnappers before it’s too late…

CROSS FIRE is an exhilarating, hard-boiled mystery that will grip fans of Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Raymond Chandler and more. Get your Copy Now!

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‘…the author delivered a WOW bomb in the epilogue’ – FictionZeal.com

‘Blume is sure to become the next timeless hero of detective fiction.’ – Red Rock Bookworm

‘It reminds me of Raymond Chandler’s work. It’s noir, dark, full of rainy streets, seedy bars and characters with their own secrets.’ – Author, Victoria Randall

‘I started reading it last night and didn’t put it down until I finished. I highly recommend this book to anyone!’ – Joe Schaeffer, EBL

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"Action fans and thriller readers should give this tense thriller a look...although they might want to start with the first book in the series not the fourth to avoid spoilers! "

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Thomas Blume, a former New York detective, now resident in Hackney after the death of his family. When what should have been a simple security gig goes badly wrong, he finds himself caught in a political affair, trying to make up for a mistake that could cost two lives, and worse, suspecting the people behind it might be ones he has encountered before.

Although the initial opening may seem slow it is actually packed with a lot of information that becomes relevant later in the story. It's fast-paced, and I found myself genuinely wanted to know what happened next. I will also say it is tightly written, with reuse of established plot elements and devices rather than introducing new threads. There was one co-incidence that had me thinking that it was remarkably lucky and a bit of a stretch, but two pages later I didn't care because I was too wrapped up in the story.

While this is a standalone story, there is a lot to tie this in to the rest of the books in the series. This isn’t entirely positive if you haven't read the first book (and I haven't), as it includes a few deliberate open ends, and an epilogue in New York that is largely disconnected from the story. On the other hand, I enjoyed the book, the mystery was largely beliveable and the action scenes were tense.

Action fans and thriller readers should give this tense thriller a look, although they might want to start with the first book in the series. The only reason its a three is because I haven't read the early one.

Rating: 3



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rz3300 (8 October 2016)
I tend to have a love hate relationship with the more action driven stories, but I do enjoy a good thriller, so this one seems like it would be worth the gamble. I agree though, I might have to go back to the beginning here and not jump in during the fourth installment.

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