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The Black Net: The 3rd DCI St Clair Thriller (The Black Mystery Series) [Kindle Edition]

Steven Bannister
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DCI Allison St Clair has cheated death- but only just.
She is weakened and desperately needs rest. But something calls to her from ancient Cornwall where a sickening wave of bizarre murders has local police well out of their depth. The problem is, they just don't know it.
She has been sent on compulsory leave to recuperate from her recent ordeals, but she cannot rest. She must somehow halt the killing spree. But how? A London-based Detective Chief Inspector no matter how talented, has no jurisdiction in Cornwall.
Revelations from Cornwall's deep past are uncovered during the Midsummer Golowan Festival- a gathering whose primeval rituals and bonfires have been badly misunderstood. Human frailty has opened the door for the insidious Mister Black and a new, elemental force to choke-off our one hope for the future. Only Allie St Clair and the magnificent Michael could stand in their way, but time is the enemy. In a furious twenty-four hours, all will be saved or irrevocably lost. The Game has taken a new, deadly twist and this time, on a mountain floating on a black sea, the future of humanity will be decided.

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Steven Bannister is the best-selling author of thrillers Fade to Black, Back to Black, The Black Net and Black Mary. Steve's writing influences include James Lee Burke, Nelson De Mille, Steven King, Robert Crais, Ray Bradbury and Benjamin Black, among many others.
Steve runs his own communications company and has headed-up communications departments for government agencies and industry groups,and worked in international publishing in L.A., Boston, Houston and London.Apart from writing in its various forms, Steve plays electric guitar (Clapton's early stuff is still a challenge) and kayaks pristine waterways where he can find them.London is his favourite city and he spends as much time there and in the UK generally, as he can.

Steve's website address is:

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 4 April 2015
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Loved it as I knew I would. The series gets better with each book and this time brings out the glory of Cornwall and some myths that surround it.

Yes, it is for entertainment, for that is why I read and though some may argue the rights and wrongs of history versus imagination with this story, maybe they forget that an author's job is to test both.

Whether you believe the reality of the story does not matter but allowing your mind to accept the possibility of fantastical things means the author has done a good job making you think.

Yes this is a fantasy but it is written so well as to make you believe 'maybe?' and that, for me, makes a great book.

I highly recommend this whole series to those with open minds and a thirst to question and an imagination for the impossible to be possible.
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The story line is unbelievable and unfortunately the author appears to know little about the Cornish people claiming such things as they changed the Celtic place names when in fact this was done by the immigration of English people to the country over the last few centuries who wanted to anglisise Cornwall and shows the Cornish as being ignorant peasants where in fact the world would not exist as it is today but for Cornish inventions such as the high pressure steam engine, the automobile and railway engines not to mention mining safety lamps which revolutionised the industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 13 Jun. 2014
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An excellent well written thriller with characters that are believable.
,is there going to be a fourth book? I hope so!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 May 2014
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I do enjoy these books but do find them a little samey to be honest, I would still read another, but would sort of like more detective work with a twist rather than this one where she isn't actually on duty and its all about the paranormal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 8 May 2014
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you will not be disappointed and i would certainly recommend this product. very happy and thank you z z z
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!! 3 April 2014
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I loved this 3rd in this series of these books. I love the game between them and Mr Black seems so life like the imagination can run wild in these stories!! Keep writing please!!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 19 Mar. 2014
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I was really looking forward to this book after the first two books in this series but it was a major disappointment in every way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 5 Mar. 2014
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Took me a little while to get into it, but it was hard to put down when I did. I would like Allie and Michael to have more adventures.
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