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Chameleon: A City of London Thriller [Kindle Edition]

J Jackson Bentley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (640 customer reviews)

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Vastrick Security are hired to keep an African Stateswoman alive for just 72 hours until she can deliver a speech that will rock the world. Not too difficult a task unless several African despots, rogue security forces and the world’s deadliest assassin want her dead. The second in the deeply authentic City of London Thriller series has shocks at every turn as the plot races from London to Cuba and on to the USA. A gripping story told in around 100,000 words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 893 KB
  • Print Length: 405 pages
  • Publisher: Fidus Publishing; 2 edition (10 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (640 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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JJackson Bentley has been a published author since 1994, with two technical books and five novels he has been a prolofic writer. His novels described by critics as "a taut and tense thriller", "does for soccer thrillers what Dick Francis did for racing thrillers" are available on Amazon and are in numerous 'lists'.
Living and writing in the Emirate of Dubai his first Dubai based thriller is Shadow of the Burj. The City of London thrillers Fidus books bestselllers, they are 48Hrs, Chameleon and the the runaway bestseller Fogarty based on the London riots of 2011.
JJ is married with four grown children, he is a legal consultant and uses his contacts in sport, security and business shamelessly.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivered 30 Jan. 2013
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Fans of 48 hours will love this second instalment. I was initially surprised by the absence of Josh Hamond but I shouldn't have been. JJ has shown before that he is not averse to leaving accepted methodology. So main character dropped but it just makes so much sense... why would sensible Josh ever entangle himself with a Bentley storyline.... unless forced.

I loved the convoluted storyline especially the Chameleons scenes. This bad guy/girl is far more grey than JJ's previous all out blacker than black villain. I thought I saw the end coming which I did but only in part. Once again JJ works to surprise at every opportunity and every little detail has been added for a purpose event when it seems extraneous to the real plot.

Those who like gritty, twisting plots, with a true-to-life feel, this is for you.

Loved the ending and loved the character of the Chameleons but the televised broadcast is my favourite scene. That was a real feel good moment.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden gem or creepy lizard? 31 July 2013
By Jakeisthecoolest TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is a vast improvement on Bentley's previous book, 48 Hours. It abandons the first person narrative and has clearly had much more time spent on the editing, although a couple of howlers still exist, as well as little touches like justified edges to the pages.
The story is fast paced again and with plenty of twists and turns. My favourite element is how much empathy he creates for a cold blooded assassin.
A good stand alone novel and strong sequel to 48 hours.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much improved sequel 31 July 2013
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I bought this on the back of 48Hours and thought it a much better book. In two minds as to whether I should really be backing a mercenary assassin against the British Home Office but this particular assassin is very engaging. Still too many editing errors however, basic errors such as character changing names eg Katie Norman -Jordan- Norman should not still be getting through.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Riddled with typos 6 Oct. 2013
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Fast paced, good plot, a worthy sequel to 48 Hours BUT the typos and character name changes were countless, really annoying and detracted from my enjoyment of the book. Please invest in a proofreader asap.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read 11 Jun. 2013
By cressy
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I really enjoyed this book by J Jackson Bentley, I downloaded it after reading his first novel in the series "48 hours" which was brilliant, and "Chameleon" is just as good, if not better. I just hope J Jackson Bentley writes many more novels.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 10 Jun. 2013
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This book was a mind blowing read which I literally couldn't put down. It was a fantastic story with so many believable and identifiable characters. Unexpected twists, especially at the end, made this into a top class read. Next one beckons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 10 May 2014
By abc13
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Having read the first book in this series and being unable to put it down I eagerly looked forward to this one,sadly in my eyes it was nowhere near as good as the first one.This centred mainly on his wife Dee with only fleeting refrences to JJ I think I was expecting him to play a bigger part and was waiting for some dramatic entrance from him somewhere in the plot,but it never happened.Got extremely complicated later on with whose side the Chameleon was actually on and never expected the twist in the tale,can we expect to see her back in future books?my feeling is yes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacklustre political thriller 30 Oct. 2014
By Perkins
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This is the second book I've read in this series and I found it very disappointing. The heroine, Dee has now married her fellow operative, Josh Hammond and is heading up the London office of Vastrick Securities. When a for-hire assassin known as The Chameleon murders clients that Vastrick is protecting, Dee and her agents are on mission to hunt the killer down. Whilst this book is very well-researched, offering thorough explanations of everything and anything to do with spying, political assassination, computer hacking and the security agencies both here and in the US, I just found the whole thing clichéd and overloaded with too much information. The characters were either sickly sweet or just plain evil. All the women were either incredibly attractive or completely oversexed, so that all the male characters were either in love or in lust with them or both. Oh, apart from the kindly older men, who were respectful and beyond reproach in their behaviour towards the young women in their care. Wonderful guys. Despite the fact the lead female characters were trained killers and could defeat a male attacker with, at times, literally one hand tied behind their backs, they were girly in a way that made me feel distinctly queasy. In fact, I found the feminine, girly, caring and loving parts far more sickening than the bone-crunching, blood-letting fight scenes. There was an added sprinkling of good old home-spun religion that did nothing to alleviate the nauseating lovey-dovey aspects of what should have been a hard-hitting, no-nonsense novel. On the bright side, it's good to know that you can be shot numerous times without anything too serious happening to your bones, internal organs, mobility or ability to function normally again. Just the odd ache in wet weather now and again. I thought all this was a great shame as the research and attention to detail that had clearly gone into this book was evident in every aspect. I won't be reading any more in this series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Avid Reader
Excellent story, suspense from beginning to end with an unforseen twist. Couldn't, put down till finished the book.Thoroughly recommend. Good reading
Published 2 days ago by Bargain Hunter
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive
A well paced and absorbing thriller with a good plot and decent characters. Only fault is that it meandered a bit towards the end but overall an enjoyable read.
Published 3 days ago by Jamie cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved this book
Absolutely loved this book. It is a brilliant, action packed thriller. This is the second book I have read by this author and it certainly wont be the last.
Published 4 days ago by Hazel
2.0 out of 5 stars City of London Thrillers. Really?
I have read 48 hours, Fogarty and am now part way through this one and realize that I am simply unable to enjoy Mr Bentley's style of writing at all. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Barbara Bee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Was really gripped by this story but it was far too long.
Published 5 days ago by Gail
4.0 out of 5 stars Tense
This book built to a tense climax with many twists and turns. Even the epilogue was unexpected. It was a very good read.
Published 6 days ago by Steve c
5.0 out of 5 stars All Good, efficient seller.
All Good, efficient seller.
Published 6 days ago by Pan man
5.0 out of 5 stars and I was not disappointed. A good weave of characters
This is the second of the City of London thrillers that I have read, and I was not disappointed. A good weave of characters, with a lot of the story based in London, but takes you... Read more
Published 7 days ago by JK
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Most enjoyable: took a bit for me to get into it, but worth th effort.
Published 7 days ago by SRD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good story with many twists and truths, keeps you interested the whole time wanting to see the next chapter
Published 9 days ago by Teresa Hodgson
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