Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.
Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life-or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious.
Drawing on his years of experience in reporting on security matters, Crisis is Frank Gardner's debut novel. Combining insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly-on-the-wall insights and heart-in-mouth excitement, Crisis boasts an irresistible, visceral frisson of authenticity: smart, fast-paced and furiously entertaining, here is a thriller for the 21st century.
©2016 Frank Gardner (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
I enjoy mainly Crime and thrillers books, but am delighted when I sometimes stumble across other well written books.
A good first novel, but I did feel that some heavier editing would have been helpful. Just a bit flabby in places.
Mature and intelligent thriller with a great level of 'insider' detail, well read. Sadly there are some poor edits which irritated but didn't stop me enjoying it.
Hopefully the start of a good little series!
I'm an audible addict!
Frank Gardner's knowledge of the underworld is very evident and the clarity of his writing style adds impact and authenticity.
The story is good when you get into it. However, the reader although good with character voices is not at all good with the main reading. Honestly, he really needs to stop being so breathy, short and sharp and be more flowing. I found myself laughing at some of the reading.
I suppose you could liken it to Fredrick Forsyth, not as good by a long way, but this was a debut novel and I am sure he will get into his stride.
Not moved but certainly had me listening for more was the part leading up to the planting of the destructive device.
A good book and I would listen to more by Frank Gardner, but not with John Sackville reading it.
This is an excellent fiction debut from Frank Gardner. Action, adventure, politics and foreign affairs combine to create a great book. Highly recommended.
This was a well written story with reasonable characters....it is just that it offered nothing new. So if you haven't read many of these types of books then you will enjoy it.
I found the narrator difficult. He sounded like he was trying to get a group of toddlers excited...finishing most sentences breathless and high. Which is a shame because when he calmed down or did accents he was very good. The effect was that he sounded nervous and amateur ...which reflected on how I felt about the main character.
'The other cat!'
I enjoyed the plot:the way the story kept building was pacy and engaging. However, the end, although it tied everything together, seemed a bit rushed.
As an author new to fiction writing, it is a great start. I look forward to reading more.
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