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The gripping new Ben Hope thriller from the number-one best-seller author.         

When ex-SAS major Ben Hope is urgently recalled to the UK from his base in France to assist with a family crisis, little does he know that he’s about to be drawn into one of the most dangerous missions of his career: his son Jude has been accused of a brutal murder, and all the evidence points to his guilt.

To prove Jude’s innocence Ben embarks on a wild chase, facing up against mysterious killers and piecing together a fragile web of clues. What connects an all-female criminal gang from the early 1900s called the Forty Elephants, a century-old vendetta and a shadowy government conspiracy that claimed millions of innocent lives?

Along the way Ben teams up with his former acquaintance, rugged Detective Tom McAllister. They’re heading for a showdown in the wilds of Cornwall, and the villains have no intention of letting Ben come out of it alive....

©2021 Scott Mariani (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Terrible

The worst Ben Hope book, the story was ridiculous and not at all exciting or thrilling. It seems to have been written in a hurry and riding on the back of covid pandemic. The narrator usually good was poor as well

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Another great book from Scott Mariani

Another excellent addition from the Ben Hope series. If you've never read any start at the beginning with the Alchemist'secret

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good but not his best

I love Scott's books but have to say this was not his best it felt like he was cashing in on the current situation. it feels like the series is getting stale and he is struggling to continue developing the main characters

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great listen,

looking forward to book 24, Scott Mariani's books get better and better, this was one of the best

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Not his best I’m afraid

Whilst being up to date with current affairs - the end smacks of conspiracy theories...and it spoiled it for me .

Colin mace does a fantastic job of narration as usual but in my opinion this was not one of the better Ben hope adventures.

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Oh the Irony

Yet another great Ben Hope Saga ,
Also appreciated the Author’s backhanded dig at the powers to be with regards to the current Plandemic.
O’h the irony .

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Another fast paced Ben Hope novel

Probably one of my favourite Ben Hope books, and I have read/listened them all over the years.
this one even made me chuckle a few times, especially the epilogue.
Great narration too
Thanks again Scott, and I don't see Ben retiring anytime soon

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Same old entertaining shtick.

A tad formulaic, but I always enjoy these books. They are fast moving and entertaining. If I knew the narrator I’d advise him to proof read first; he has a tendency to hesitate mid sentence and end up with the wrong emphasis. If I knew the author I’d advise him not to include political commentary; he may end up alienating some of his potential readership. We want thrillers not politics Mr Mariani!

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Another great book from Scott

a great book really keeps you wanting more would recommend any of the Ben hope series fantastic read or listen.

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As expected, a high adrenaline ride from the start

Just as I knew it would be, this book was absolutely brilliant. I waited so long for it to come out and I was going to pace myself listening to it so it lasted longer, but I couldn't, so now I have finished it I'm going to binge listen to the whole series from the start!