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TRIAL UNDER FIRE: prequel: Charlie Fox crime mystery thriller series Kindle Edition
The last thing Charlie Fox expected, when she headed out on routine patrol that day, was to end up riding into a firefight, on horseback, with the Spice Girls…
Before she was a bodyguard, she was a soldier.
Charlie Fox is one of the toughest cookies you could ever hope to meet. A word of advice—don’t try to get her to talk about her time in the military. Let’s just say it didn’t end well.
Before her fall from grace, Charlie was considered a rising star. She made it through one of the hardest challenges any soldier would have to face—Selection for Special Forces. The nightmare that came next is a story I’ve explored in scenes and flashbacks throughout the series.
But what happened before that? Back when Charlie was a young soldier in the regular army, on patrol in Afghanistan, being kept away from the front line fighting as stipulated by the regulations concerning female personnel. What did she do back then to prove her worth as a specialised soldier, under life-and-death conditions? How did she earn her chance?
That is a story I’ve never told.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR ZOE SHARP AND CHARLIE FOX
*“If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.” Lee Child
*“Sharp creates some of the best action sequences in fiction… Don’t miss out on one of the best thriller writers around.” Ted Hertel Jr, Deadly Pleasures
*“I highly recommend this series!” Ian Rankin
*“A complex, fast-paced military-grade action romp than can hold its head high in the male-dominated thriller world.”Linda Wilson, Crime Review UK
*“A high octane, absolutely compelling and full on adrenaline packed read… I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy today!” Noelle Holten, Crime Book Junkie
*“Charlie’s skills are both formidable and for real.” New York Times
*“Male and female crime fiction readers alike will find Sharp’s writing style addictively readable—one of the very best crime fiction sagas out there.” Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune
*“Zoë Sharp is at the top of her game … one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know. She delivers dramatic, action-packed novels with characters we really care about." Harlan Coben
*“Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended.” Karen Cole, Hair Past A Freckle
★★★★★ READER REVIEWS
*“Plenty of twists and turns in this action-packed story. Charlie Fox is as lethal as ever.”
*“Fast-paced, witty, wise and deeply satisfying. Charlie Fox just gets more and more complex and engaging with every book.”
*“I urge all crime fiction fans to give this Charlie Fox series a go. Fast-paced, action-packed and gripping right from the start. One of my all-time favourite heroines!”
*“Well written, exciting, thoughtful, and intelligent.”
*“There’s a reason why Lee Child calls Charlie Fox a female Jack Reacher.”
*“Excruciatingly good. More please!”
*“I highly recommend this book. Enjoyed reading about strong capable women kicking ass in a ‘man's world’... makes a great change.”
*“This has to be one of the best in the Charlie Fox series—loved it!”
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★★★★★GOODREADS READER REVIEWS
"Yippee I knew it! Fans of this outstanding series will understand why I did an internal happy dance at the end of this prequel novella about my favourite heroine Charlie Fox, which goes right back to the start of her career. If you have not read any of the other books, this would be an excellent place to start. I don't even like war/battle books normally, but this had all the human interest I needed. And horses... Having been reading these books for years, it was really interesting to meet Charlie before the events that hardened her into the no-nonsense bodyguard she is now. She is softer, unsure of herself, less cynical, but still tough as nails." ★★★★★
"Like all Charlie Fox stories, this prequel exceeds expectations. Loved seeing the young Charlie in action as a soldier as well as seeing the early development of her instincts to always do the right thing." ★★★★★
"Active scenes of military engagement are far from my favorite milieu, even though I've read stories about characters with military backgrounds. But this is a key chapter in Charlie Fox's life and so, it's not to be missed. Thankfully, too, the action is violent but not described in a gory fashion. Indeed, Trial Under Fire had me with shoulders tensed and at the edge of my chair during the entire story. And now that I've finished it-wow!"★★★★★--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B097TVQ4HP
- Publisher : ZACE Ltd; 1st edition (August 2, 2021)
- Publication date : August 2, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 630 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 132 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #664,210 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,766 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries (Kindle Store)
- #18,115 in Suspense (Kindle Store)
- #78,791 in Mysteries (Books)
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One hell of a story and a fantastic way to meet Charlie Fox!
Read this. REALLY.
Another terrific delivery by one of the truly prolific writers of modern thriller action stories tinged with beautiful settings and real relationships.