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- File size : 1525 KB
- Publication date : May 9, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 349 pages
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Publisher : Human Vertex Publications; 1st edition (May 9, 2015)
- ASIN : B00WOHFFU2
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #242,613 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The plot is a masterfully planned jewelry heist years in the planning. Sean Freeman is a brilliant locksmith seduced into working for a sadistic crime lord with an appearance of respectability about him.
All the characters are well drawn and believable. The plot is intricate and draws the reader in with every word. To say anymore would be to spoil your fun. You will love this book.
....Oh, did I mention I really liked the book?
The writing grabbed me from the beginning and led me through many twists and turns.
Highly recommended for anyone that loves police procedurals and thrillers. I'm hoping for another in the series in the near future.
Top reviews from other countries
The story begins eighteen months previously when Digby Parrish, criminal mastermind, is looking for a locksmith with particular skills. He finds what he’s looking for in Sean Freeman, who is biding his time working in a specific locksmith’s shop for his own reasons. Sean has an agenda. Parrish visits the shop and sets Sean a test – making a perfect copy of a one-off, damaged key.
Back to present day and DCI David Jones has just returned to work after a weeks break and is catching up with his team’s caseload. A spate of unsolved diamond thefts are brought to his attention, involving millions of pounds and someone who is an obvious expert when it comes to locks and electronics.
Ultimately the two storylines merge into a complex, detailed and well thought through plot, incorporating offshoot cases that keep the team on their toes. It kept me guessing too. Great writing, believable dialogue and engaging, well portrayed characters, particularly DCI Jones and his partner, Detective Sergeant Phil Cryer.
I like the slant of knowing who the offender is from the start, and also that there’s more to his story than is, at first, apparent. Hints are dropped as the story progresses, until the full extent of Sean’s story is revealed. Sean Freeman is a likeable rogue and I found myself hoping there would be a favourable outcome for him. Not so much for Digby Parrish and his cohorts, however, who are a combination of the worst aspects of human nature.
Lots of action, unexpected twists and great pacing keeps the story moving forward towards an excellent ending.
The first thread follows a bunch of bad-guys colourful enough to stretch credibility for some readers as they run their gem-heist business from London corporate offices. But with a boss exhibiting all the grotesqueness of a Gotham City hood and the story's good-bad-guy Freeman coerced into their circle for their biggest ever robbery, the plot is the perfect recipe for entertainment.
Meanwhile, DCI Jones and his crew are going about their routine business solving crime, with Jones developing as a real person and a real policeman, and with colour supplied in this case by his team of likeable and not-so-likeable cops.
Do the two threads come together as the bad guys' mega-heist is put into operation? Obviously. Does Freeman escape the bad guys' fate to redeem himself, or does it all go wrong? That would be telling.