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Summary

Ex-Rhodesian soldier Jason Green was frustrated and mildly depressed. The winter in London had been long and bitterly cold. The steady work as a freelance insurance fraud investigator was mundane and repetitive. This tedious monotony suddenly changes early on a frigid February morning when he is summoned to the offices of a wealthy investment banker in the City. The brief: to ascertain the source of the unanticipated wealth of the man's high-flying young son. The time frame, urgent. The payout, enormous. 

Inspired and rejuvenated, Green takes the job immediately. The roller-coaster ride that follows takes Jason Green from the grimy streets of London to the beaches of Cape Town and ultimately to the dark tropical jungles of the spice island of Zanzibar. Intrigue, chaos, murder, betrayal, and revenge follow swiftly as a series of unfortunate events unfold. Events far beyond Green's control. Events that result in unspeakable violence and horror. 

The action comes hard and fast in this addictive audiobook and culminates in an ending that will leave the listener breathless.

©2018 Gordon Wallis (P)2018 Gordon Wallis

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A must

At the start of the book the writer successfully portrays the character as being bored and a little depressed, this is done by the descriptive way that the writer talks about the London weather and Jason's work.

Quite quickly, he becomes a likeable character with a strong ethical compass, and we don't have to wait too long before things start to heat up and become exciting.

Having spent some time in Zimbabwe myself when I was younger, I found myself transported back in time and I think this actually added to my enjoyment of the book.

The book is well written and flowed nicely. I found myself trying to guess what the story was about after pretty much each chapter but the author likes to keep you guessing. I also found myself staying up later to 'Finish the Chapter' or 'I need to see what happens next...'

The last couple of chapters are very cleverly written and I ended up feeling completely different about one of the characters, which I didn't think would be possible.

All in all, I thought this was an amazing book and the ending was spectacular.. I would give this book 5 stars, the reasoning being that this story transported me to different places and described them so well I felt I was actually there – which is great as personally, I'm not going away on holiday this year !!!

The audio narrator Michael Sharp, did a great job of bringing Jason Green to life and sounds just like I would expect Jason to sound. You can hear in Michael's voice that he is enjoying the story as that clearly comes across.

As I do a lot of diving, audio books are fantastic for me and listening to a good book breaks up the monotony of a long journey. Michael's story telling style really keeps you on the edge of your seat and suits this type of story perfectly – I would give Michael's narration 4 stars, the only reason this wasn't a 5 was because the audio sound, in places was a little 'tinny'.

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  • Carita
  • 18-08-18

disaster<br />

Most monotone narrator ever, and hoping in vain that the story would lift up. - didn't.

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