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Saving Rachel (Donovan Creed 3)

Saving Rachel (Donovan Creed 3) [Kindle Edition]

John Locke
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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If you had to choose between your wife or your lover, who would you save?

Sam Case is in trouble. He is hiding over nine billion dollars for the world's criminals - drug lords, cartel bosses, even the mafia. And now someone wants to take it all from him.

With Sam's world about to be turned on its head, enter Donovan Creed (working under an assumed identity, of course) former CIA assassin. To show Sam he means business, he kidnaps the women Sam loves, and then gives him a choice: save his wife, or save his mistress.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 724 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1440172420
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (25 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009LI4UE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,938 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex fast paced thriller 28 April 2010
I was disorientated after the first few paragraphs in this fast paced and complex thriller. Just as I thought I had it all sussed I was again thrown into a disorientated state. The words suck you in and spit you out so you feel exhausted and try as you might to gain your poise soemthing else jumps off the page and grabs you once again!

I don't think I've read a book like it and I enjoyed it thoroughly!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Saving Rachel is a fast paced and very exciting thriller by the talented John Locke. There are more twists and turns than a tangled telephone cord and I finished the book in one sitting - I just HAD to know what happened. My only criticism is that there wasn't enough of Donovan Creed. He might be a cold hearted killer, but Locke gives him a twinkle that makes him irresistible. looking forward to the next one. (@nettiewriter)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital to read in order to make sense! 17 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Carol Livingstone "Mrs L" got it right; Donovan Creed novels MUST be read in order, otherwise they will make no sense at all. It is understandable how some reviewers feel. That said, I love the genre and the style and the fast-paced action. Perhaps this novel should have been linked or somehow been a part of 'Lethal Experiment', that way it could have been a stand-alone novel to an extent. I've grown to love the dreadful characters that people the books and secretly will their demise: so far I haven't been disappointed.
The correct order is:
1. Lethal People
2. Lethal Experiment
3. Saving Rachel
4. Now & Then
5. Wish List
6. A Girl Like You
7. Vegas Moon
8. The Love You Crave
9. Maybe
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is it just me!? 7 Feb 2011
By Maz
Format:Kindle Edition
Am I out of touch with everybody else who read this book? I downloaded it because of the reviews. My god it was terrible! I stuck it out until I got to the 4 midgets then couldn't take any more drivel. It was like somebody had had a strange dream and decided to put it down on paper. Believe me, life is too short. Didn't want to give it any stars
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving Rachel by John Locke 27 Oct 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I could not put this book down, it was full of twists and turns and just when I thought I had worked it out, I was totally wrong. I defy anybody to guess the ending. I loved, loved, loved it. I have already downloaded Wish List, which is another of his books. Can't wait to get reading and I hope it matches up to Saving Rachel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saving rachel 17 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
recommend reading the other dc books in sequence and all will become clearer. well as clear as it can be in the mad quirky deadly world of donovan creed. its a marmite collection you either love it or hate it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Far fetched and OTT 5 Mar 2011
By Alison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This first appearance of Donovan Creed is a far fetched and over-the-top story. I couldn't decide if the author was really trying to be funny or just weird! It was often confusing and very convoluted and when trying to describe it to someone I realised it felt like I was trying to describe a surreal dream! Nevertheless I still enjoyed it because of it's peculiar style, hence the three stars.

I'm not sure I'd go for the next Donovan Creed book, I'd certainly download the Kindle sample first and check it out before buying!

What were the midgets all about? Weird!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Odd but Good! 30 Jan 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first Donovan Creed novel I have read. It is a bit bizarre and to be honest the whole plot is too surreal to ever be believable. However, if you are happy enough to suspend belief whilst reading this then it is highly enjoyable. The basic plot line is that a man who is having an affair is captured and placed in a glass box and is forced to choose who will live between his wife and his mistress. The writing is crisp, punchy and humerous and there are several plot twists that make this difficult to put down. I noticed a couple of reviewers have commented that Donovan Creed features too late in to the book and I would agree with that. My only other slight grumble was that the book was a bit short (but then that's as much my fault for not checking this before I bought it!) I have bought another couple of Donovan Creed novels on Kindle as a result of this purchase and overall they are pretty good
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good book
Published 6 days ago by joyce mcmillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly gripping
Gripped from the beginning a fantastic book
Published 26 days ago by k
5.0 out of 5 stars glad there are 8 left
I am really loving the Donovan Creed series, glad there are 8 left!! From book 1 i have not been able to put them down and just go straight to the next one, the joy of Kindle AND... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sue mcguinness
3.0 out of 5 stars Standard fare from Locke
The Donovan Creed series are fine for quick reads o.n a train or plane journey. The stories are mildly entertaining albeit shallow. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Clive
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed
Only recently I saw the first 3 Donovan Creed books in paperback at my local bookshop and, after reading a few pages of the first book, bought them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Wow another great story line only taken me 3 days to read this one I had to know what happened next !

Can't wait to start the next book
Published 2 months ago by Nicky
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I love this series and each one seems to get better. 5 stars every time, thanks for such a great series John Locke.
Published 5 months ago by Charlotte Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars haunted from within
All very good, the book was very exciting,no more to say this time so i cannot say any more sorry
Published 6 months ago by slave
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange first half
Have given this 3 stars because the story got very strange in the first half and ended up getting a bit boring. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rebeccajp
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great series
I really love these books the storey lines are fantastic they keep you spell bound all the way through no wonder he was the number one author on kindle. Keep up the fantastic work
Published 11 months ago by Pen Name
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