They used to meet for a smoke behind the MI5 building. They were disbanded after the death of the youngest member of their team at the hands of a Russian gangster. Now, suddenly, the Graveyard Team is being called back together. Word is that the gangster is staying at a villa in Spain - the Costa del Sol being a multi-billion dollar hub in the worldwide drug trade....
©2012 Gerald Seymour (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
Strange book this because it could have been a great listen but falls short. Some of the plot devices just stretch credulity too far. In some types of book the author asks you to suspend disbelief and that is fine but not in a thriller - you have to be able to believe it could happen. There are times in this tale when I found myself thoroughly frustrated by the clichéd dialogue too. Overall it is okay but no better than that.
I'm a fan of Gerald Seymour, but I think it might be better to read this book rather than listen to it. The plot of MI5 agents seeking revenge for the death of a former colleague takes place in the Costa del Sol. So many characters are introduced, without much background on each, that it was rather confusing to keep track of them all. However, it's a good story, with a rather dark depiction of in the post crash Costa and some very scary Russian mobsters- sort of "costa noir". The action drags a bit at times and some of the characters are poorly drawn with rather naff dialogue. Nevertheless, it kept me interested and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what how it ends.
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