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"Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can't accept their beloved Emma would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2020]
Edition: First North American edition.
ISBN: 9781538700716
Branch Call Number: FIC/PATTERSON
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Holmes, Andrew (Andrew Mark), - Author


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Nov 15, 2020

Enjoyed the book but it is a different style of writing. Not as easy to read. But I did finish it and look forward to more stories involving Shelly.

Sep 24, 2020

Patterson and his co-author Holmes have written a book which highlights the difference between Justice and Revenge. When rich, pretty, young Emma Drake kills herself her father wants revenge. Former SAS agent and an ex-employee of Drake advises him against it to no avail. What follows is a lot of violence and since the Chechen Mafia is involved much of the violence is gory. I like a good thriller but not so much gore. If you have a taste for it you will enjoy it.

Jul 28, 2020

This is not your typical Patterson book. It is set in England and his co-author Andrew Holmes is either a native or has spent a lot of time there. All that said, the story is fairly interesting and the characters equally so. I finished it and enjoyed the ride. However, if you like Patterson's usual style, keep in mind this is a lot more like reading Ian Rankin (whom I like a great deal) than it is Patterson. You have to be ready for more character interactions, including conversations, and systematic progression through a crime story, punctuated by periodic "action" moments far apart.

May 27, 2020

I am a big fan of Patterson and realize that he doesn't author all the books that have him as the author. I am OK with that but this one was so bad that I can't believe he would allow his name to be stated as the author. Too many characters, many that were not needed. Patterson should be ashamed of himself and all the critics who praised it should share that shame.


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