Western intelligence is in meltdown trying to locate Salim Dhar, the world's most wanted terrorist. But only renegade MI6 officer Daniel Marchant knows how to find him. Everywhere Marchant moves, from Marrakech to Sardinia, he is shadowed by the exotic CIA agent Lakshmi Meena.
As Britain braces itself for a series of terrifying terrorist attacks, Marchant is forced to confront dark personal truths about loyalty and love.
©2011 Jon Stock (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd
I enjoyed Jon Stock's Dead Spy Running and I thought this would be a good follow up, but was sadly disappointed. Far fetched with too many loopholes and a plot that really began to take the biscuit. I felt this was a wasted purchase and will certainly not venture into the third instalment.
This is a great fast moving story with plausable characters and a plot that has not been borrowed from other books. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recomend it to anyone.
The continuing adventures of secret agent Daniel Marchant takes him beyond a credible mission and possible adventures and lands him poorly prepared for a land of never- never land where sanity is the only law unobserved in his world. MI6, a competent organization, is portrayed as being half witted led by an incompetent dreamer and the only "Professional"turns out to be a spy. Paul Panting has an impossible job in convincing us of this warped reality but he tries even though you cab hear the disbelief at times.
This really gives spy novels a bad name. The reason for two stars was that it did get me off to sleep
First I would have to say that the author and narrator are the best double act for audible listening. The writing style is fantastic but made so much more intense and believable by the narrator Paul Panting, first class.
If you like a book that has strong characters, is fast paced and actioned packed then look no further. I would recommend reading Dead Spy Running first as Games Traitors Play is a follow up with many of the fine characters from the first book appearing. The lead character, Daniel Marchant, is perfectly formed and as an MI6 officer really shows that getting the job done is not always about being Gung Ho. The interaction with characters and their individual traits really makes this a good read (or listen). The twists and turns are well planned and played out, some you'll think you'll know but not always.... great suspense.
I've really enjoyed both books, I hope this is the first two of a series. I've read quite a few in this genre and can honestly say these are at the top of my 'top 10, reading list.
Jon Stock and Paul Panting more of the same please
"Excellent Spy Novel"
An excellent spy novel that reminds me of Graeme Green. 'Double- crossing' spys that assassinate friends and foes alike, abound in this quite pro-British novel.
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