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Summary

When Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting designed to catch Colombian drug traffickers, goes tragically wrong, suspicion quickly falls on one of the undercover police officers involved: 'Stegs' Jenner.

But Stegs is no ordinary cop. Something of a maverick, he has in the past played the role of a criminal just a little too well. Now suspended from duty, and with his close friend killed in the shootout, he determines to go it alone....

©2004 Simon Kernick (P)2005 W.F. Howes Ltd

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I’m confused?

Help I’m confused,what just happened? The ending well I think it’s ended !!! Very convoluted ending

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Excellent Narrator

A good story set in London with guns, drugs, thugs and police. The story got a bit confusing at times as to who was who and which side they were on - need to listen a couple of times more to get it all sorted out. The narrator had the London accents down to a ‘tee’ (or the lack of them).

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Story just fell apart half way through.

Started off believable but began to lose its way by chapter 20 where it all started unravelling into farcical nonsense. As a Londoner I found the narrators attempts to make this story any better quite laughable, in fact I wondered if this was meant to be a comedy, with Dr Who's Darlex invading in places. By chapter 30 I was really struggling to continue but stuck with it begrudgingly to see it out. This is the 2nd book I've had by this author and I am not planning to listen anymore. It reminded me of reading Mickey Spillaine paperbacks when I was a kid.

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Excellent tale

A convoluted tale with many twists and turns between undercover cops and criminals. The excellent Tina Boyd plays a key role. The only negative point I would make is that the story is to,d via two main characters, Steg Jenner’s and Gallon. The former uses the third person, the latter the first person but the way the story u rolls it can be confusing as to who is speaking. Part from that I really enjoyed the book and the narrator did a good job with the various accents.