It’s my lovely Dave back to reviewing with a bang this afternoon!!!
His reading mojo has been reignited by what looks like an amazing read!
Here’s the blurb . .
“another taut, explosive thriller from the creator of Rina Walker” – bestselling author Guy Fraser-Sampson
‘How far would you go to protect the innocent?’
London 1961. In the dying days of the Macmillan government, George Preston is in control of crime in West London and Rina Walker is his favoured contract killer. When Rina is hired by Soho vice king Tony Farina to investigate the disappearance of girls from his clubs she discovers that they are being supplied to a member of the English aristocracy for the gratification of his macabre sexual tastes. Rina’s pursuit of the missing girls and her efforts to save the innocent from slaughter become increasingly perilous as she grapples with interwoven layers of corruption and betrayal and makes her way, via the louche nightclubs of Berlin, towards a final confrontation with depravity.
Dave’s thoughts . . .
This is a cracking thriller. Following her first outing, Harm, this character, Rina Walker has moved on leaps and bounds. Set in the early sixties, you really get a feel for the era and environment. She has moved on from her previous escapades and now she delves deeper into a nasty underworld.
Her character is amazing, I do love her to bits. Her strength, versatility and tenacity. You get drawn into this story – even venturing into international espionage – just brilliant. She uses her charms, grit and sexuality to the full, and she can give a right hook!
Fast-actioned, hard and warming novel. Big 5*
Sounds like this needs to be added to my TBR pile asap!
Thanks for sharing this with us Dave! It’s great to have you back 🙂
About the author . . .
Hugh Fraser is best known for playing Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ and the Duke of Wellington in ‘Sharpe’. His films include Patriot Games, 101 Dalmatians, The Draughtsman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. In the theatre he has appeared in Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndhams and in several roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He has also narrated many of Agatha Christie’s novels as audio books.
Threat is his second novel and a sequel to bestselling Harm.
He is based in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.