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Fogarty: A City of London Thriller [Kindle Edition]

J Jackson Bentley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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Product Description

11,000 miles away in New Zealand a Senator and his son witness the London Riots of August 2011 on live TV. Suddenly in the midst of the carnage there appears a familiar face, a man who wrecked their family and murdered a much loved mother. When the ‘All Blacks’ former Captain, Ben Fogarty, flies to London to see justice done he uncovers a family secret that had laid hidden for thirty years and which undermines everything he believed about his parenthood. Battling against London gangsters and teenaged rioters Ben tries to protect his family but he soon finds that life in London is tougher and more dangerous than any rugby field. J Jackson Bentley’s third City of London Thriller is contemporary, gritty and believable, it concludes with gut wrenching twist at around 95,000 words.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 957 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Fidus Publishing (24 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OYF55Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #477 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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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed 30 Jun 2013
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The story line is far-fetched but reasonably well written. However, this is the third "City of London" by J Jackson Bentley that I have read and his inability to edit his own work (or get someone else to do it) has become such an annoyance that although the story lines are Ok I will not waste my money on any more of his works. When one of the key characters changes surname at least half a dozen times and sometimes within a single chapter then it shows a lack of competence, either the lead female is Ashley Garner or Ashley Morgan, she cannot be both. Other examples of this slipshod writing style include a police car that changes from an Astra to a Corsa and back to an Astra within the space of a couple of hundred words.
As in the earlier books there are examples of poor research/lack of knowledge- e.g. Starbucks described as a Restaurant with waitress service or a Piano and Pitcher Pub with a Maitre D'.

In a free book most of these errors are to an extent forgivable but when you expect customers to pay for the book you have a duty to check for consistency and accuracy
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, consistency suffers 3 Jun 2013
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As with other J Jackson Bentley stories, there are consistency problems with the names of main characters.

In "Fogarty", Ashley Garner (nee Fogarty) having been decribed using both names at various points, becomes Mrs Morgan and then Ashley Morgan. Possibly she has been confused with another character in the story - "Tilly Morgan".

I'd llke to be able to read the story without back tracking to try and work out who someone is, or why their name changed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grand Chase For The Truth 31 May 2013
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It is July 2011 and the tabloid 'News Of the World' newspaper is closing down after the phone-hacking scandal. Ace reporter Max Richmond's final story focused on potential strife in North London. The resulting Tottenham riots went global. 11,000 miles away in New Zealand, Ben Fogarty, legendary rugby international, was summoned by his wealthy adopted father, Patrick, who witnessed an aggravated assault on a police woman, recognising the perpetrator. The revelation of the identity stunned Ben into action. He flies to London, little knowing the intrigue that awaits.

The spectrum of the gang hierarchy is unravelled. Ben is tangled in a mesh of conspiracy. His Maori traditions from his upbringing come forward. The boss of the enterprise is a close secret, but the action is typical Bentley. Hits and runs with swerves and asides keep the suspense to the end. An absorbing story with accounts of the Farm Hill Estate and north London underworld. Excellent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTING FOLLOW UP 31 July 2013
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I found this very disappointing as a follow up to CHAMELEON. I thought CHAMELEON was a huge improvement on 48 Hours but here the standard, to me, appears to have dropped off again. I am afraid I found much of the action unconvincing and was mystified by arrival of unannounced saviours at climax
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clunkers and clangers 20 May 2013
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I really enjoyed this book but had to start noticing the plot problems - the most annoying was when (SPOILER!) Ashley implicates Ben in the Rectory murders and the filth believe her! Despite the fact that the author details how Ben wasn't a suspect because he had no GSR (gun shot residue) or any other forensic, they still end up believing a suspect in their cross-hairs. Oh please! Loved the whole Maori/NZ angle!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Keeper Read 28 May 2013
By L S
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Have read this book a few times now, don't usually read a book more than once. One of those books you can re-read and find a few details you may have missed. All-in all, good read. Would read more by JB. Good luck with your next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suzy 8 Aug 2012
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I have just finished reading this and i really enjoyed it. It may be a cliche to call a book a page turner but this really is. I have recommended it to family and friends and anyone who enjoys a good thriller will enjoy this. It has a gritty feel and gives you a taste of what london during the 2011 riots was like - maybe the author was there! It has inspired me to buy more books by this writer, he has several available on the kindle now though I have yet to see them in bookshops. This book was of as good a standard as any of the bestseller writers I have read, it was well plotted, there were no leaps of logic as seems to happen in other books, and it all made sense and wasn't outlandish in any way. I will be reading more from this writer in the future and hope he writes more of this type of thriller. The price is very low so it is definitely worth a punt. It will be money well spent I can promise you.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an excellent story 18 Jun 2013
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This book started a bit slow but the pace picked up. There are multiple plots which all come together at the end. I must confess to being a bit disappointed at the ending as, after the intrigue and crossing of plots seemed to be predictable. Even so, I enjoyed it
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read...
...enthralling end to end crime thriller...impossible to put down...Bentley goes from strength to strength...only just started reading his books but I am hooked after three...
Published 22 hours ago by Ajay
5.0 out of 5 stars SENIORTEENAGER
THOUGHT SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE 'NORMAL' WOULD MAKE A CHANGE!! APART FROM THE FACT THAT IT IS SET IN LONDON IT IS, I AM PLEASED TO SAY, NOTHING LIKE MY NORMAL. Read more
Published 3 days ago by CHICKANNEL
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
Gripping stuff- brilliant. Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through. Look forward to reading more from this writer
Published 7 days ago by Mark Howe-Senior
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Mum loves a good read an was very happy with this writer she will be reading more of them x
Published 13 days ago by lou lou
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts - as the curate said
Although in many ways I enjoyed the storyline in this book and was held in suspense, I do have to agree with the other reviewers about the inconsistencies and oddities it contains. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Aurora
1.0 out of 5 stars Fogarty: A City of London Thriller
Just not my cup of tea but each to their own!ts probably because I have read similar to this before.
Published 21 days ago by violet godding
5.0 out of 5 stars Fogarty
awesome reading. Just love the mystery of all. love the suspense!!!

This is a good read and enjoy the thrill behind it all
Published 22 days ago by Mands
4.0 out of 5 stars A SEQUENCE OF BOOKS SET IN LONDON
I discovered the J.J.Bentley books a few months ago and like the way they follow on.
The writing is a bit gruesome in places but does not detract from the nice gentle... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rosemary9468
5.0 out of 5 stars Flaherty, a city of London thriller
Once again a superb storyline by the great author J.Jackson Bently. The twists and turns in this book could easily make you dizzy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book.
I loved this book and I hope to read more about Ben fogarty and max.please write some more books about them.
Published 1 month ago by p. dowdall
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