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Final Whistle

Final Whistle [Kindle Edition]

J Jackson Bentley
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Life is good for the captain of the United and England Soccer teams until his mentor is assassinated before his very eyes. As Alex Carter tries to deal with the death of his friend he finds himself inextricably drawn into a world of ‘in play’ betting corruption that threatens everything he holds dear. Can he recover from injury and overcome depression quickly enough to save himself, his family and the game he loves? Only time will tell. J Jackson Bentley’s fast paced soccer thriller is authentic and absorbing as it races along at the speed of light, it is told in around 95,000 words.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 948 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Fidus Publishing; 2 edition (26 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049H9FQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,235 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read 9 Feb 2011
By Simonb
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I have just finished Final Whistle, and was very disappointed that it had to come to an end!

I thought it was a great read from start to finish. The plot was quick and sharp, and the characters were firstly, believable which I think is extremely important, and relatable throughout, even when caught up in the different situations within the book.

Being a big football fan I was very pleased that all aspects of the game within the book seemed real and well researched which helped create a great tone throughout for the story line.

Overall I would highly recommend Final Whistle for anyone who enjoys an exciting thriller whether they are a fan of football or not!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for footy fans 28 Oct 2010
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Well written and tense, this is a thriller in the Dick Francis mould. It uses football as a backdrop, and you don't have to know anything about the game, or even like it, to appreciate this story. It has an intriguing plot, likeable characters and keeps you guessing all the way through. Hard to put down towards the end! I would recommend this book for anyone, though it is especially good if like me you are a footy fan. It has a definite ring of authenticity about it,and is obviously well researched. I have been a fan of Dick Francis for years and i think this is comparable in quality so hopefully we will get more of these in the future from this writer. I think football thrillers could really take off and this book deserves to be up there with the bestsellers. If you buy it you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Final Whistle 21 Jun 2013
By Ken
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A believable story about the seedy side of professional football,especially when considering the amounts of money involved in League football and gambling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Why The Americanisms? 16 July 2013
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Enjoyed the book and it's nice to read a book based in the UK however, why scatter the text with Americanisms like sidewalk, trunk, soccer, Advil etc. If it's to assist or appease US readers - why? US authors never pander to us UK readers and in addition, it's bloody annoying!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as thrilling as I thought. 26 May 2013
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Having now read all the books by this author I'm really disappointed that I read this one last. The other books he has written were fantastic but this one seemed to lack the detail and suspense of the other books. The basic plot was good but became predictable and just didn't seem to have the same level of writing that I had become too expect from this author. Still have really enjoyed all the other books and will keep a keen eye out for any thing new
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent read 5 Jun 2013
By Sharpie
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As other reviewers have noted this book about a footballer investigating criminal offences in the world of football is in the same style as Dick Francis and a horse racing backdrop. It's a reasonable read and it is quite fun identifying whether parts of footballing history woven into the story are true,half true or just imaginary. It is always helpful when the villain usefully explains all the background and missing pieces whilst holding the hero at gunpoint but not necessarily realistic! Note to this author (and several others): The Metropolitan Police hierarchy is Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Commander. No Chief Constables or Assistant Chief Constables hiding under revolving New Scotland Yard signs or elsewhere in London. Now, where's my anorak?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first effort! 17 Nov 2010
By Jenni
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When I finished this book I was really disappointed with it and at first I couldn't work out why. The writing was great and the story is really fast-paced with a lot of different threads going on which all slowly came together. I was surprised that this was Tom Spencer's first book as he certainly came across as very accomplished and the story felt well within his comfort zone. I warmed to the lead character immensely and really cared about what would happen next.

So I set the book aside and came back to it 2 weeks later and read it again. I loved it! So why didn't I like it the first time? I had just finished re-reading Dick Francis' "High Stakes" and deliberately bought this book because Tom Spencer is reported to be "the new Dick Francis". Well he's not - and what's more I don't think he's trying to be! What I really like about DK is that his novels are always fairly straight-forward: the story is less about "whodunnit" and more about a very normal, average individual who comes up against something that pushes him beyond endurance but he still manages to take a stand - no major twists, no multiple storylines, just simplicity and great writing. Tom Spencer's "Final Whistle" is nothing like this (apart from the great writing) - it sets a cracking pace early on and doesn't let up for a minute!

The book has been thoroughly researched and I am transported into the world of a premiership football player at the top of his game and his actions after a close friend dies and he is also sidelined with a potentially career-ending injury. You do not need to know much about football before you start but it is advisable that you have some interest in it otherwise you may find yourself skipping some pages as matches and actions do feature heavily.
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I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them very much. I found this book had so many references to football. I do not really follow football and so I tended to skip long passages where football was mentioned. I still enjoyed the read though so do not be put off by football being in the book. It was light reading and did not take very much to follow the storyline.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping storyline for sports and non sports book lovers
Great book, well written as you'd expect from J Jackson Bentley. Great storyline with twists and turns along the way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars tilly2jazz
I found the book very interesting and could not put it down.
Published 2 days ago by Tilly2jazz
5.0 out of 5 stars I give five star good I read l would recommend book l choose five star...
L cart said anymore i wrote I give five star good good reading I give five star very good book
Published 2 days ago by Peter
1.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD IDEA SPOILT
Very poor research spoils a good idea. A lack of general knowledge about soccer shines through. Writers should not write for a market that know more about the subject than they do! Read more
Published 2 days ago by David Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars not a football fan but....
I have read several of this authors books and didn't realise that this book had a football background. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Skinni Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading holiday book
Maybe not great literature but an easy-reading page-turner which is ideal for holidays when you have your brain turned off.
Published 12 days ago by Hespro
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 12 days ago by paul cousins
5.0 out of 5 stars great story line
Easy to read and follow book,very near to what can go on in football .
A book for all readers to read you don't have to be a sports fan. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Albert Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry to have reached the end of this book!
Yet another excellent book and I was sorry to have reached the end of this book! I am sure there will be another one with as gripping a story.
Published 17 days ago by Martin Higgins
3.0 out of 5 stars ... purchased this but all the other books have been excellent.
Too much football detail - on reflection I probably shouldn't have purchased this but all the other books have been excellent.
Published 17 days ago by Bev O'R
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