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The Detriment: A compelling detective thriller based on true events (Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan Series) (Volume 2) Paperback – June 26, 2017
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What people are saying about author, David Videcette and The Detriment
"Videcette has all the hallmarks of being a dangerous storyteller." - Crimesquad.com
"Combines police experience with an audacious stroke of imagination." - Crime Fiction Lover
"David Videcette has managed to make my jaw drop yet again. Another amazing, unputdownable instalment in the DI Jake Flannagan series. Do not miss this!" - The Book Magnet
"A fast paced and thrilling read... Had me gripped throughout. Goodreads rating: 5/5 stars!" - By The Letter Book Reviews
"David Videcette grabs you by the throat and drags you along in a frighteningly topical story. One of those 'just one more chapter' books..." - Compulsive Readers
"A heart in mouth, jaw dropping, unexpected read, which had me transfixed the entire way through. Absolutely fantastic and full of shockers, I would read The Detriment all over again in a flash. Five stars easily deserved." - The Writing Garnet
"Nobody blends truth and fiction quite like David Videcette. Another triumph!" - Alan McDermott, bestselling author of The Gray Series
"An utterly absorbing read. A brilliant piece of writing." - Baatty About Books
About the Author
DAVID VIDECETTE: CRIME FIGHTER TURNED CRIME WRITER Author - Media Commentator - Detective As a Scotland Yard detective, David Videcette has worked on a wealth of infamous cases. He's placed bugs on scores of vehicles, searched hundreds of properties, chased numerous dangerous criminals and interviewed thousands of witnesses. With twenty years' policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a key investigator on the 7th July 2005 London bombings: "I went out to work one day and came home two weeks later wearing the same clothes and with 56 people dead." He is the holder of many police commendations including one for tracking down a 7/7 bomb factory. David is a regular commentator for international news and media outlets such as the BBC, ITV, Sky, The Wall Street Journal, Telegraph newspapers, Newsweek, The Guardian & The Daily Mail. He also blogs about crime, policing and terrorism, writing and publishing. His television credits include, ITV's 'The Bill', BBC's 'Burgled', 'One World' and 'Crimewatch'. David is the author of 'The Theseus Paradox' and 'The Detriment' - The bestselling Detective Jake Flannagan series of crime thrillers based on true events. The truth behind the story of The Theseus Paradox was investigated by one of the UK's leading investigative journalists, Andrew Gilligan, in the Sunday Telegraph, and featured on ITV News. Sales and downloads of David's books are supporting a charity called the Police Dependants' Trust, which helps officers and their families following tragic events on duty. For the chance to win a copy of David's next thriller, visit: http: //www.davidvidecette.com/title-reveal David lives in London. He currently consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals. You can find out more about him by visiting his website at: www.DavidVidecette.com/about-david Chat to him on Twitter @DavidVidecette http: //www.twitter.com/DavidVidecette or Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidVidecette For the chance to win a copy of David's next thriller, visit: http: //www.davidvidecette.com/title-reveal
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Top customer reviews
Ok so if you’ve read the previous book you’ll know about Jake. He’s a good guy and good at his job but at times he jumps before he thinks, always with the right intentions though. This is a theme explored during The Detriment where Jake gets deeper and deeper into trouble with his superiors when it seems he just can’t follow protocol... Like he's addicted to action and can't step back from it.
As a reader you get to see the real motivations behind Jake’s actions. He’s not trying to hurt anyone..he’s just trying to do everything in his power to help.
In this tale we learn a lot more about Jake and that for me was the best thing about this book as it makes him human and you really feel for him. He’s a tortured soul and deep down has some issues he needs to work through.
Besides the personal side of things there’s a big case to be handled based on real events. After a car bomb is found Jake’s skills are put to the test to get to the bottom of the attempted attack..is it really terror related? What are the motives?
While seeking the truth Jake uncovers some sketchy dealings within our own government which in turn just leads to more and more questions.
It’s a fast paced and engrossing tale that really leaves you contemplating the story, it won’t leave you easily.
Another thing I have to say I love about the book is the little discussion points the author suggests at the end of the tale and appendix where the facts are stated, this helps get the tale really ingrained into you leaving me without a shadow of a doubt I’ll buy the next book the author releases.
Jake will have a hard time coming back after the events in this books so I’m excited to see what happens next.
In the exciting second instalment in the Detective Jake Flannagan Series, we find Jake more vulnerable than ever. He has to work under a man who still bears a grudge against Jake for sleeping with his girlfriend (now his wife). Jake’s ex-wife is charged with reckless driving but there is something fishy about it all and on top of that, Jake’s on/off girlfriend Claire drags him with her into illegal actions with far-reaching consequences. Add to this the temptation of alcohol and attractive women and it is no wonder Jake has a hard time concentrating. Could it be that this time, Jake is in over his head?
Wow! What an engrossing thriller! After reading ‘The Theseus Paradox,’ I looked forward to the next book featuring Jake Flannagan as I loved to read more about the stubborn and confrontational, sometimes reckless but always loyal, London Detective. Can I say that this second book felt like a step up? I LOVE the composition of the book – just like ‘The Theseus Paradox’, with plotlines cunningly woven around facts (chronologically stated in the Appendix). In my opinion, David Videcette’s protagonist has grown in character, even if he occasionally falls ‘off the wagon’ by indulging his addictions to alcohol and one-night-stands.
The strength of this book lies in the perfect combination of protagonist Jake (with all his weaknesses), at his most vulnerable when addressing his unresolved issues, placed in a fast-paced action-packed intricate story. It is difficult to say much more if I want to avoid spoilers, but no way did I see what was coming! I loved ‘The Detriment’ which can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading ‘The Theseus Paradox’ first as it helps understand where Jake is coming from. I read this thriller in one sitting – you simply cannot put the book down until you know what happens next. Find out for yourself, I can highly recommend the Jake Flannagan series!
Holy crap on a cracker, you're in for a real treat with this book! Since reading The Theseus Paradox, I've been counting down to the second instalment, and yay, it's finally here! I really do think that reading The Theseus Paradox first would be advantageous before reading The Detriment, as you will then get all the background information, plus you'll get to read two amazing books, not just one!
Two years on from the 7/7 attacks, Jake Flannagan is back! With Videcette writing about real events that happened, you find yourself immersed in a storyline where you are wondering, did this actually happen or is from Videcette's wonderful mind?! Either way, you're in for a real treat with Jake and his less than straightforward life. Never one to play by the rules, he isn't going to start now but we are given a little more insight as to what makes him act this way. He's on a mission, investigating an airport bombing, car bombs outside a nightclub, as well as the apparent suicide of a spy. In The Detriment, we're also given a little more insight into Jake's personal side, his relationships with his (ex) wife, his on/off girlfriend and his friends and enemies.
I really can't convey to you just how much I love this book, and this series. I love the way actual events are interwoven with fiction. Like David says 'I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story...' but just how much is fact and how much is fiction, it's for us to try and work out, and I LOVE that! I am now counting down to the third instalment of Jake Flannagan, which I hope that David Videcette has started ;-)
Five stars don't seem to do this book justice but it's all I can give, so five big, fat shiny stars from purplebookstand!
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I have a complaint to make. Make that several . I start your book and what happens? Real life disappears.Read more