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The book is about Sarah, an ambitious and hardworking woman who is a part of an antiterrorist unit called Densus-88. It doesn't hurt that the woman, in addition to being smart and beautiful, is extremely good at doing her job, which sets us up for a captivating adventure in a drug addicted future.
I enjoy books like this that foreshadow the kinds of things that we may face in the future, and tell an ethical tale, a lesson if you will within the pages. It was a very tall order for Mr. Roberts, but he managed to deal with the subject in a way that makes you as the reader stop to think of the implications of a very real problem facing the United States, and basically the entire world at this point in time.
I was very impressed at how three dimensional the characters in this novel were. I could relate to their struggles, I felt for them, and I was rooting for them every step of the way. The book has a lot of unexpected twists along the way, which is always a great thing when you are reading a novel. I give this one 5 stars, and I very highly recommend this book to any prospective reader.
I love the story, his style of writing. I even love his book cover (the new one, is even better). So this book was recommended to me, so I hooked up my kindle and started reading and reading it. “The Policewoman” takes on an interesting futuristic view that takes place in the not so distant future. Many of the fears we have about extremists in society are touched on here, as well as the potential threat of the drug cartels . It’s a book that touches on many of our modern day fears, so quite topical for that reason.
I’m a fan of slightly dark books, so this one was right up my alley. It’s gritty and with main characters like Sarah well developed, as well as scenes that are well depicted.
This is one well put-together and written novel - all the more impressive for being the authors first novel.
Touche, Mr Roberts - this is a winner in my book.
If I'd had this book in hardcover, I would have kept a finger in the glossary for quick reference. Since I read it on a Kindle, that didn't work so well.
With both English and Indonesian military and police involved, the acronyms came fast and furious. Mix that in with slang from both England and Ireland, and my poor provincial head occasionally spun trying to get traction.
The action was nearly non-stop. If you can get through the language, the story is quite interesting and timely, as it deals with international narco-terrorism.
Well, I need not have worried. Make no mistake - this is a very, very good novel. It's well written, has a thrilling and gripping story, a truly fascinating protagonist, and features the most realistic and complex gun battles that I've ever encountered in a novel not set in during a wartime. I really enjoyed this book. It hugely exceeded my expectations.
I've got quite a few years experience with firearms usage and tactics, and virtually every use of firearms and every tactical scenario enacted in this novel is spot on as to realism and accuracy. Justin has performed a trememdous amount of research to make everything he writes as accurate as humanly possible. This realism is quite a refreshing change from the ridiculous errors commonly made by so many best selling authors when they try and write about firearms usage.
More than that, the story is very interesting and downright gripping. It offers a very unique viewpoint and setting. The protagonist is a very skilled police woman from Indonesia who is sent to the UK to assist Interpol in tracking down a particularly vicious drug gang. All of the key gang members are ex-British and Irish military and they are more than happy to torure and/or kill anyone who gets in their way. Our police woman heroine is very quickly up to her neck with attempted abductions and fierce close-quarters combat with multiple gang members.
Along the way she receives advanced training from members of the British SAS special forces, and she quickly earns the friendship and respect of these elite fighting men. She even falls in love with one of them. Ah - but, I need to avoid too much detail in order to not spoil the story for readers.
So, what we have here is a unique blend between a crime story and a military thriller. Set in Ireland, the UK, and Indonesia, the story streaks along from one battle to the death after another. Important characters die and friends and loved ones are devastated by the aftermath. It's really a very rich and involving story for the reader.
So, is this the best novel I've ever read? Well, alas, I can't go that far with my praise. It's actually a little too wordy for me. The author seems to be following the style of Tom Clancy in dumping huge amounts of information on the reader, to the point where I actually skimmed through a few sections of the novel. Of course, this is really a matter of personal preference on my part. Afterall, Mr. Clancy was a huge success as an author. In addition, any skimming I did was soon rewarded by extremely exciting and dramatic scenes that make up the heart of the book.
All-in-all, I found this book to be incredably engaging and entertaining. Some parts actually touched my stony heart to the point of bringing a few tears into my eyes, other parts had me on the edge of my seat wondering how our heros were to survive another fight to the death with the evil narcos. It's one hell of a good read!
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This is not my usual type of book but I like to read books that are a little out of my comfort zone occasionally and this is certainly different...Read more
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