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Interesting but hard going

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-20

Bit repetitive and without terribly exciting subject matter. It's interesting to learn of the first fumbling steps in domestic counter espionage when espionage was already quite sophisticated . The most interesting thing to me was a small mention of Hollis, which adds a small snippet regarding the questions marks over him.

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Excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-20

I'm none the wiser about what happened or how it could, but food for thought

As far as possible ...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-20

Best ever book investigating an historic crime. Great work and I think he'd win a civil case on this evidence, but despite that the inability to check versions and events with all potential witnesses,exhibits and records because most no longer exist must leave an element of 'reasonable doubt' . The author has therefore attempted the impossible , and very very nearly pulled it off !
That's not to criticise him - he's done a brilliant job and his conclusions are almost certainly correct. In any case, it's a very well written and compelling book and I thoroughly recommend it

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-19

Somehow I'd missed this classic up till now.
It's the pinnacle of the genre though, and I'm glad I got round to it.
A very intricate tale with realistic characters no one would dare to write into a modern novel .

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-19

The whole series is magnificent and always compelling. The characters are empathetic and you couldn't hope for a better tale.

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

The author is amongst the best in the world now.
A compelling story as always with great characters.
Like all great books , you feel a bit sad that it's over, but look forward to the next.

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Hard work at times

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-19

Very well written but the central characters are ridiculously smug and infallible as far as I'm concerned. If you liked the Roger Moore Bond movies you might like this. It's a pity because he's obviously a brilliant writer.

Quite good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-19

Austin Powers meets Magnum !
Bit far fetched and remote in time, but very well written and entertaining.

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Very disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-19

I'm a big fan of Simon Scarrow and I'd pre ordered this.
I just couldn't at any level or at any point in the story empathise with the main character, who's a pirate running round kidnapping killing and torturing people. Yes, Macro and Cato do that too, but they're soldiers doing their job in violent times so you're on their side.
This guy's just a thief and I wanted him to get caught.
I wouldn't buy a sequel to this.

The best there is

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-19

Re listened after a long time. Confirmed my opinion that this author is by far the best of the genre

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