On their first day of training with the Metropolitan Police, new recruits Jamie, Bunny, and Tina are asked to join a team of undercover detectives, a secret unit involved in the long-term penetration of criminal gangs. Their target? One of the world's biggest drug dealers: Den Donovan, alias "Tango One".
To close in on their quarry, the three must go back into the outside world and become criminals themselves. But someone within the Met is pursuing an alternative agenda. Someone who has deliberately put their lives on the line....
©2002 Stephen Leather (P)2002 Isis Publishing Ltd
Stephen Leather at his best. Three would-be police recruits, instead of going off on their first day of training at Hendon college, are persuaded to live a different life and act as undercover agents to pin down a wanted drug dealer, otherwise known as Tango One. Although the story may be far-fetched, it's compelling and so compulsive that I couldn't switch off for the last two and a half hours as I had to know how it ended! The narrator really helped it along and handled the various accents professionally.Great entertainment!
Without doubt one of his best
I have enjoyed most of his books for different reasons, but this has it all. The main delight was never being quite sure where the plot was leading, or what the outcome would be.
Imaginative narrative, and characters that all contributed to a well crafted plot that continues to build the tension right to the end.
Difficult to beat this one for entertainment
Yes as I think it's been left open for a second book to follow
The main character having people
Kept my interest throughout but I was really disappointed with the ending.
The narrator is ok but his interpretation of the main characters voice becomes a little annoying after a period of time.
"Another great read from Stephen Leather"
For me yes, my eyesights getting worse and its was great to sit back on my sofa and soak it up. The narrator was very good and I got a real sense of the characters and the atmosphere of the action.
Well Den Donavan the protagonist of course the lovable villain, who wouldn't want to be him?
yes the tension between Den and his son, Leather describes it very well very realistic and any single father will feel that lump in his throat
Read my first Stephen Leather book over 20 years ago, after I met him in Thailand, read most of his novels, in fact read the paper back version of this years ago, I just heard they're making Tango One into a movie, so wanted to read it again before the movie comes out.
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