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Mercury's Secret: Romantic Spy Thriller

Mercury's Secret: Romantic Spy Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Tobias Roote
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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"It kept me hooked right from the start and kept me in suspense until the end. Mercury's Secret is a fast-paced romantic thriller"

You're a middle aged Government Assassin forced into retirement by politics.

A friend asks you to take and protect his 26 year old daughter while he resolves old 'cold war' spy issues that have returned to haunt.

Suddenly, you are on the run, resurrecting the lifestyle you believed you had left behind just to stay alive.

Emotionally entangled with your friend's daughter you seek to extricate both of you from the kill-zone you have strayed into, but not everything is what it seems.

WARNING! This book contains adult themes.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tobias Roote; 3.0 edition (17 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GR314F4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,609 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tobias Roote, born in England 1952
Grew up overseas in various countries under the umbrella of the Military and then traveled around the world under his own steam and in the merchant navy. Married with two sons, Tobias has had a long and varied career in IT and lived and worked in Germany and Greece.

Currently Tobias lives and writes in the hills of Corfu where the laid back lifestyle allows him the opportunity to relax and work productively.

Tobias has been writing on and off all his life, turning his hand to novels only in the last few years. His favorite genre is Science fiction, but the urge to write romance/action thrillers came suddenly and his first published book was born, Mercury's Secret.

Now writing two books for publishing in early 2014 he also runs his own website and puts up short stories regularly for his readers to enjoy. You can keep up with everything he writes on his website at or follow him on Facebook at http:/

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping ..... 6 Dec 2013
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This book got my attention from the first page. And carried on till the end. The descriptions of the locations and characters was really fantastic. I felt that I knew them and had at some time been to the locations. Will be looking forward to the sequel. Thank you Tobias Roote.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, thrilling, sensual - a great read 1 Dec 2013
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Mercury's Secret quickly captured my attention with its fast paced storyline and interwoven romance and thrills - thrills of passion and evocatively described sex, thrills of fast-action drama and danger which intrigue, and thrills of cosmopolitan underworld secrets and subterfuge set in Greece, Italy, and France with hints of Russia, Africa and the UK as well. I enjoyed the character development, the compelling story, the well-researched and knowledgeable approach to this world of spies and agents, and the plot's surprising twists and turns.

Looking forward to the next novel from Tobias Roote, this is an accomplished offering, highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Page Turner! 4 Mar 2014
By Mike B
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A great story, good twists and turns! It doesn't take long to get into it: once there you'll find the book hard to put down! What a great first novel! Looking forward to the sequel....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, highly recommended 31 Jan 2014
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Another fantastic book by Tobias. I finally got around to reading it and am so glad I did. The plot and characters really draw you in and the twists and turns keep you guessing. Just when you think you have everything worked out, bam it gets turned on its head :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great holiday read 30 Jan 2014
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This is the first of Tobias Roote's books that I have read, and it appeared just up my street, if other reviews and the descriptions were anything to go by.
Starting off in an unspecified Mediterranean island we are introduced to Dan the 50-something main protagonist, living a frugal, yet idyllic life along with his dog, the titular Mercury, wandering the countryside bagging rabbits which he happily shares with his ex-pat neighbours along with bread, wine and plenty of bonhomie. The story is told in the first person and it's almost entirely in Dan's point of view that the book is written.The settings are well described, and it's not hard to envisage our hero's life among the olive trees and barmy evenings, but unfortunately this was read in a damp and predominantly dark wintery Bedfordshire, and not where I should have been devouring the pages, overlooking the sea on some craggy outcrop with the sun beating down upon my face, for it is indeed ideal holiday reading.
Anyway back to the story... Alas for Dan life is never that simple, and without wishing to give too much of the plot away, due to some coincidences that stretch belief to just about the right side of incredible, the neighbours daughter, Alice, comes on the scene exactly the same time as the nice folksy neighbours drop the the bombshell that there's more to them than meets the eye, which is OK, as there's more to Dan to.
Suddenly it's good bye rabbit shooting and evenings quaffing vino, as everyone gets caught up in a chase where nobody can trust anyone, where pasts come to haunt, and futures look pretty messed up.
As I stated I don't want to give away too much of the plot, as it would benefit no one and the story certainly keeps you hooked as each new twist is revealed.
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