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The Strontian Factor: A Lethal Deception. [Kindle Edition]

Mason N. Forbes
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Strontian Factor is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller A must read for fans of Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and John Grisham

The evidence is scant, the connection unknown and the reason a mystery. Jamie Strachan, a top-class defence analyst, is faced with a seemingly impossible task: he must link the death of his brother-in-law to an ex-Fallschirmjäger and a devout pharmaceutical magnate.

With the help of a high-ranking police officer and the tacit support of the Secretary to the British Cabinet, Jamie exposes a scheme of immense magnitude, the consequences of which would lead to a conflagration between the West, and the Islamic and the Developing worlds.

Mason Forbes takes the reader on a breathtaking, high-speed quest from the Highlands of Scotland to the Pacific Northwest and back to Europe in an attempt to prevent a crime against humanity.

What readers and reviewers are saying about The Strontian Factor:

“A tight scenario that just is so scary close to reality” M Solis

“Wow! this thriller has everything you could ask for! Good Vs Evil, plot twists, turns and kidnapping. All which come together in an explosive conclusion” Amanda Horan

“Intricately woven, this novel has everything you want in a crime thriller” A Martin

“Cleverly written story with perfectly gauged amounts of intrigue and mystery” Karl

“Fascinating characters, both good and evil, plot twists, murder, kidnapping, heart in the mouth moments” Pat O’Meara

“A compelling, exciting and action-packed thriller” Amelia Wallace


Pre-release review from Meghan a TOP 500 REVIEWER

Mason Forbes’ ‘The Strontian Factor’ brings the reader to a familiar territory—one that earlier writers like Robert Ludlum had structured and crafted. But to say that Forbes’ book “is like Ludlum’s” does not do it justice, as Forbes has his own literary style—his writing is as crisp and sharp as a broadsword, Forbes is clearly a seasoned author in complete control of his powers. And it’s most obvious on every page of this book.

At the heart of ‘The Strontian Factor’ is Jamie Strachan’s struggle to come to terms with the deaths of people close to him. But even as he attends his brother-in-law’s funeral, Strachan wastes no time in trying to connect the dots, poking his nimble mind-fingers into what doesn't seem to make sense—that is, until a suspicious accident occurs and sets off his internal alarm. Someone’s out to kill another of the few people closest to his heart, and Strachan must know why—and how—in order to stop it in its tracks—only it’s so much bigger than his own personal affairs. And from here on the cascade of consequences will grip you and compel you to keep on turning the pages.

Forbes has the uncanny knack for “weaving” intricate narrative threads together, cleverly herding them all to a single gestalt. It’s almost breathtaking to “watch” this take place: from Strachan to Clive Patterson’s team to the many ordinary lives that serve as collateral damage yet still enrich and “humanize” and make the story much more believable—and therefore lends it that all-important emotional gravitas.

Overall, ‘The Strontian Factor’ is an instant classic suspense thriller—everything you've ever liked about seemingly unstoppable villains, cleverly written with believable characters, and the tight sinew of suspense and layer of mystery that strongly hold the plot together—it’s all here. But as the book is not really the sum of its parts, I’ll just emphasize: this is a hugely entertaining book. Fans of the genre will “devour” every word of this book as it deserves all the five-star ratings it eventually gets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1131 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HHYN57C
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #145,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mason Forbes is a Crime Fiction writer. A life-long passion to understand the psychology of human motivations is evident in his writing and he draws heavily on the moral dilemmas present in the individual and society.
He was born and grew up in the United Kingdom and is of Anglo-German-Irish heritage. After university, he worked in industry for a number of years before moving to live in Germany where he successfully ran his own business. He has since returned to the UK, dedicating his time to writing and has written two stand-alone thrillers: The Strontian Factor and Bitter Sweet.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another gripping read! 17 Feb. 2014
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I had recently read another of Mason's books so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. Wow! this thriller has everything you could ask for! Good Vs Evil, plot twists, turns and kidnapping. All which come together in an explosive conclusion. This was an addictive read which I found hard to put down. I read it right though the weekend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars !!An Absorbing, Gripping Read!! 28 Dec. 2013
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This is a cleverly written story with perfectly gauged amounts of intrigue and mystery. Jamie Strachan, a soldier within the intelligence core, cannot help but feel that there is more than just coincidence connecting two accidents, one involving his brother in-law and the other involving himself and his nephew Nick. Pushing his instincts as an analytical thinker aside, he tries not to dwell on what has happened, but is unable quell his thirst for an answer believing there is something not quite right about the incident in which he was involved. Meanwhile, Detective chief superintendant Clive Patterson is investigating a case with the same gut feeling that something is amiss. Together they try to get to the bottom of what is going on. This is a book you can easily lose yourself in, with so much detail and a well thought out story line it was incredibly hard to put down! As the story unravels you find yourself asking more questions, which I loved, there is nothing worse than a predictable book! And Mason N Forbes has done a wonderful job by avoiding just that! I will definitely be looking out for more of his works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Artfully constructed plot 26 Dec. 2013
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The Strontian Factor is an exciting, tension building, and artfully constructed plot with plenty of action, drama, twists and turns and an intriguing and thought provoking storyline.

Jamie Strachen is visiting Scotland for the funeral of his brother in law Bob Ferguson whose death seemed a tragic accident but what was the meaning of Bob's final words for Jamie and was his death more sinister than it seemed.

On Tyneside, Detective Chief Superintendant Clive Patterson is called to attend an incident on a passenger ferry from Amsterdam, but it is a different passenger on the ferry that catches his attention.

When another near fatal accident happens to Jamie and his nephew Nick, Jamie begins to wonder if it is just coincidental or is there a more sinister explanation for what is happening.

What is the connection between all these events? Who is the mastermind behind them and can a plan with devastating results against humanity be thwarted?

So, we begin a thriller with an amalgam of fascinating characters, both good and evil, plot twists, murder, kidnapping, heart in the mouth moments and multiple storylines that all come together to bring this thriller to an exciting conclusion.

The Strontian Factor is compulsive reading and once started is hard to put down.
I loved this novel and would highly recommend it. Another great novel from author, Mason Forbes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful and suspenseful! 12 Feb. 2014
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Mason grips you from the first few sentences and delivers a Jason Bourne like cinematic experience throughout the book with carefully crafted characters and a tight scenario that just is so scary close to reality. Definitely recommend it, if you like this genre!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced 5 star book. 12 Mar. 2014
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As a lover of fast-paced psychological thrillers, I found this to be one of the best I've come across in a long while. Mr. Forbes keeps you on your toes. He's like a puppeteer and the reader is his marionette with a knack for making the reader think they know what will happen and then twisting and turning the plot. If you like fast-paced thrillers with a make-you-think ending, and keep you up at night wanting and reading more, then this is the story for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 12 May 2014
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I had heard so many great reviews of this book and also it was recommended by a colleague. I was not disappointed. This thriller had everything! Plot twists, the usual good vs evil theme as well as an...interesting... conclusion! The author did a fantastic job and I will be looking out for other books! I can't recommend enough!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thriller book at its best. 25 April 2014
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I can hardly believe I have just read this. I have certainly never read anything quite like it before, and probably never will again. This is surely the most shocking, unique, alarming, scandalous, treacherous and breathtaking story I have ever read.

Story of Jamie Strachen’s struggle to come to terms with the deaths of people close to him.
when he visits Scotland for the funeral of his brother in law ' Bob Ferguson' whose death seemed a tragic accident until another accident happens to Jamie and his nephew Nick, Jamie begins to wonder if it is just coincidental or if there is something more about it.

Is there any connection between all the events? Who is doing it ? why ? whose been a mastermind behind all this ?
A true thriller novel at its best. A must read.

To mention - ' Strontian Factor ' Its just terrific. The characters are so compelling that you just can't stop thinking about them. The book has been really very well plotted from start to finish. I consider this to be a very good novel, the dialogue is crisply delivered. I felt this was a thought provoking book and it is one I would definitely re-read and have no hesitation in recommending it to others!! Cheers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good fast paced read.
Published 1 month ago by Neil Padley
4.0 out of 5 stars The Strontian Factor
Another good book with a great story line ,I found it very enjoyable reading if only for the exaggerated cooperation between police military and governments ,which would never... Read more
Published 1 month ago by melvyn black
5.0 out of 5 stars The Strontian Factor is an exciting, thrilling, and ...
The Strontian Factor is an exciting, thrilling, and artfully constructed plot with plenty of action, drama, twists and turns and an intriguing and thought provoking storyline. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stacy collins
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written thriller
The Strontian Factor is a fantastic thriller, once it grabs you it doesn't let go until you finish it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Aura
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story, recommended.
This book kept me interested straight through. The were several moments and in particular the ending where I thought "didn't see that coming" which made the story more fun... Read more
Published 9 months ago by lee
3.0 out of 5 stars A fast-moving thriller
It's a quick read for holiday or relaxation. A pure, formulaic rush along to keep you amused, and nothing more.
Published 11 months ago by sylvia maude
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable page-turner
Very readable, enough clues to keep you interested without being too obvious and many twists and turns to point you in the wrong direction. Could not have predicted the ending.
Published 11 months ago by K Cowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. What a conclusion!!
Well written and one of those books you don't want to put down.

The story moves along at a great rate weaving together plot elements to reach a dramatic conclusion which... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Val Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars A top read!1
If you're into Frederick Forsyth and suchlike, you'll absolutely love this one.

The book had me hooked straight away, good plot, interesting and believable characters... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Grant Hogan Jr
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