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Do unto others before they do it to you.

Three disillusioned SAS Special Forces soldiers return to Britain in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf conflict to discover an increasingly corrupt judiciary. Smirking miscreants walk free whilst the innocent suffer. Aided by a Scotland Yard informant, the trio embark on a brutal, covert crusade to rid Britain of its nefarious untouchables. Drug dealers, pedophiles, and various other lawbreakers are targeted as the morgues fill and the courts empty.

Detective Inspector Jim Brannigan, a former military policeman, investigates, suspecting that the deaths are linked. Divided loyalties ensue when the paroled Jamaican drug dealer responsible for the death of Jim's wife evades the justice system but not the elite soldiers now operating as vigilantes.

Publisher's note: This work was previously published under the title SAS: Justice.

©1999, 2019 Anthony Vincent Bruno (P)2019 Anthony Vincent Bruno

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Shocking narration.

This is a gritty and interesting story. Some tough issues dealt with and I imagine would have been a good read. Unfortunately, the narration was done with Simpsons style accents which was a bit surreal when judged against the gravity of the story lines. A bizarre choice of an accent straight out of Mrs. Brown’s Boy’s when the story is set on the streets of London. Audible keep getting this wrong.

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it's really hard to get past the narrator,.

the story is good, But the narrator is terrible, reads like someone that struggles with reading

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  • mike s.
  • 25-03-20

Great story with memorable plot

I really liked the story, characters and concepts. A very specific English setting made for great detail. There are at least three plots playing out, eventually converging. I will definitely read more of this series when written. Very talented voice artist.

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  • AudioBookReviewer
  • 14-05-20

The Hunters Become The Hunted

Jim Brannigan, a former military policeman and whose wife is found brutally murdered by the hands of a Jamaican drug dealer, is facing a mystery that even he may not be able to solve without more loss and heart ache. Stymied by a corrupt system, Brannigan muddles through. Enter an elite group of vigilantes - formerly SAS Special Forces soldiers. Disillusioned and finding the judicial and law enforcement system corrupt, they take exception. They seek justice for the innocent, the paedophiles, drug dealers, and corrupt members of the system who find themselves at the short end of the stick. A life and death struggle to right the wrongs; albeit unconventional and illegal, means the book will capture its listeners imagination. Strong characters that could be developed a bit more, a plot that is not only well developed but takes exciting turns and twists until the end. Definitely violent and not for the faint of heart; the descriptions of the children’s deaths can be a trigger for some. Vastly dark, this book will give you nightmares, wondering how close to the truth it is. The author, Anthony Vincent Bruno knows how to bring you to the edge and then leave you in a precarious situation. In fact, I found him far scarier than Stephen King when it comes to real life situations. This is not a book that one can walk away from and forget; it is a book that lingers in the back of your mind . . . haunting you. Colm Farrell, the narrator did a solid job of performing this book. He kept true to the British language and accent. He captured the essence of each character and projected it clearly. His performance underscored the darkness of the book vividly. There were no issues with the production or quality of the audiobook. Disclaimer: The audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias review.

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  • Rayc
  • 09-03-20

5 star all the way

SAS Body Count. Intrigue. hard copper. dirty cops villains & and ex SAS. what more can you want in a book. A totally different crime thriller. Fast paced and gripping from start to finish. Superb entertainment. I can't wait to see where the series goes next. I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this honest review. .

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 05-03-20

Where is the last chapter?

I had problems getting into the book since it is set in the recent past — just long enough ago that’s it isn’t current, but recent enough that it might be. Biggest problem though: it was hard to get to know the characters. They just didn’t have a lot of depth... or that was the challenge, until it ended with two cliff hangers. This isn’t TV folks, it’s a book. If you want to make a series, great. But don’t have me listen or read that much only to end in the middle of the action. NB: I received this book for free in exchange for the review.

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  • RJ
  • 18-02-20

Short eyes!

Prepare for a chilling tale of child abduction, pedophilia, and vigilantism. The locale is London, so you have a slight British accent to deal with. Children are disappearing from family homes and off the streets and there’s an organized band of pedophiles responsible. On the other side of the coin is an organized, highly trained group of former soldiers reaping vengeance upon the predators and drug dealers in the city. In the middle is Chief Inspector Detective Jim Brannigan trying to implement justice in a legal fashion. Jim also has a personal ax to grind in this fight. Unfortunately, these types of crimes are very topical and need to be a part of our daily awareness. Not a bad story once you get past the first two hours of background information. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.