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Blackout (Sam Archer Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Tom Barber
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Praise for Blackout:

‘In many years of writing book reviews, I have only on half a dozen occasions given a novel 5 Stars. To give 5 stars, I have always believed the book should be unbeatable in its subject. Blackout is one of these’


‘Seriously good thriller’


‘Yet again Tom Barber has written a brilliant thriller centered around Sam Archer; this is the third in the series that I've read & I think the best so far’


‘Just brilliant, and to find a new thriller writer that I love is very exciting’


‘Having now discovered Tom Barber I am really hooked on his Sam Archer novels. They are the best books I have read for a long time’


‘This makes the third book in the Sam Archer series that I've now read and
the third is as brilliant as the first. Great twists and turns, unexpected
outcomes to situations and generally an amazing novel’




Young counter-terrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day.

But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming.

Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington D.C. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected. By a shocking event fifteen years ago.

And this is only the beginning.

Archer, Chalky and the rest of the Unit suddenly find themselves plunged into a ferocious and violent confrontation, fighting for their lives. The enemy they are up against are brutal, highly trained, well-armed and anonymous. No one knows where they have come from. No one seems to know who they are.

But they have a vendetta. They will never forgive or forget, or show mercy.

And for some reason, they’re hell-bent on killing ten specific people before the end of the day.

As the Unit tries to find out who these killers are and locate the remaining targets so they can protect them, it becomes a race against time to see who can get there first. As the counter-terrorist unit and the vengeful enemy come up against each other all over the city, Archer and the team soon realise two things.

This enemy is more proficient and deadly than any they've ever encountered.

And one of their own ARU men is on the extermination list.

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    About the Author

    Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in England and Brunei, Tom Barber has always had a passion for writing and story-telling. It took him to Nottingham University, England, where he graduated in 2009 with a 2:1 BA Hons in English Studies. Post-graduation, Tom moved to New York City and completed the 2 Year Meisner Acting training programme at The William Esper Studio, furthering his love of acting and screen-writing. Upon his return to the UK in late 2011, Tom set to work on his debut novel, Nine Lives, which has since become a five-star rated Amazon UK Kindle hit. The following books in the series, The Getaway, Blackout, Silent Night, One Way and Return Fire have been equally successful, garnering five-star reviews in the US and the UK. In his mid-twenties, Tom spends most of his time back and forth between the US and the UK. He loves movies and good thrillers and hates coffee and bad weather.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1842 KB
    • Print Length: 330 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0098MLJYC
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Born in Sydney, Australia and raised in England and Brunei, Tom Barber has always had a passion for writing and story-telling. It took him to Nottingham University, England, where he graduated in 2009 with a 2:1 BA Hons in English Studies. Post-graduation, Tom moved to New York City and completed the 2 Year Meisner Acting training programme at The William Esper Studio, furthering his love of acting and screen-writing.

    Upon his return to the UK in late 2011, Tom set to work on his debut novel, Nine Lives, which has since become a five-star rated Amazon UK Kindle hit. The following books in the series, The Getaway, Blackout, Silent Night, One Way, Return Fire and Green Light have been equally successful, garnering five-star reviews in the US, UK, France, Australia and Canada. The Sam Archer series has sold over 43,000 books worldwide and each title is currently being adapted into audiobook format.

    In his late-twenties, Tom spends most of his time back and forth between the US and the UK. He loves movies and good thrillers and hates coffee and bad weather.

    Tom can be contacted at http://www.tom-barber.co.uk/

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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 21 Oct. 2012
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    Found Tom Barber in the Free Book Section for Kindle a few months ago - and what a free book - Started with The Getaway and then found Blackout - and cant wait for the next book - Both books had me gripped from the very beginning and I loved all the characters - there are not many books I am loath to finish - but this is one of them - what a find in this author - keep writing Tom - I am your number one fan and love your books
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 26 Sept. 2012
    By jolf
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    I wrote a 5* review for Nine Lives and am giving Blackout a 5* rating as well as another great read. I like the bond of the ARU team. He draws all his characters very well, even the minor characters, and the story flows along at a fast pace with the unexpected thrown in. I would definitely recommend his books if you want an exciting read!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazing Read ! 7 Oct. 2012
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    Blackout (Sam Archer 3)
    This Sam Archer series just seems to get better and better I only have praise for this author for creating an amazing character that both men and women can't help but like, as I said in a previous review, this is certainly an author to keep watching, his talents as an author and future screenwriter are clearly evident and with this fast paced and action packed thriller Sam really is in his element, I can't wait for the next.
    As with the first two this is Highly Recommended.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the plot 16 July 2014
    By ronix
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    Blackout (Sam Archer 3) – Tom Barber

    Sam Archer and the other members of his team, working in Armed Response Unit London, return from the practice range to their offices thinking it might be “another boring day at the office” but their lives and that of their commanding officer, Director Tim Cobb are about to be badly shaken up when a group of hardened prisoners who have escaped from the prison Ferri, in Serbia, make their way not only to England but also the USA to get the revenge they feel is their due as a result of them being sentenced during the war in Serbia after three USA soldiers had been kidnapped. These ex-soldiers are determined to wipe out the team of Special Forces from both the USA and England who had been sent to rescue the captured USA soldiers. One of this team was Director Tim Cobb.

    The book is fast and furious with massive gun battles breaking out across London and its surrounds. This series of books are fun to read, all have clever story lines. My only gripe is that it appears that not all mistakes have been edited. Some examples: “The CIA agent switched his back attention to the screen”. “Once they’d obtained what they were wanted”.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Blackout 4 Aug. 2013
    By Joo
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    I picked this up as a freebie a few days ago never having heard of this author, nor having read the previous books. Something drew me to it and I read it straight away. It didn't matter that I hadn't read the previous 2. If anything had followed on it was easily explained, the book was a good stand alone book.

    It's set in the world of Armed Response Units, so there's lots of guns and death as there is a hit list that the head of ARU is on and it is a matter of time for finding out who's doing the killings and to stop them.

    I enjoyed this story, it was fast paced with little filler. I'm certainly going to read more.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as nine lives 22 Mar. 2013
    By J. Jupe
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    Bought this book as soon as I had finished nine lives which I thought was great. A good book but not quite as good. The characters (apart from the ARU guys) a little far fetched. All in all a good read and guess what, yes I have had to buy his next book. My friends have not see me for days!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable read 29 Jun. 2014
    By somnus
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    I got this on the back of 'Nine Lives' by the same author. I gave 'Nine Lives' 5 stars but while this was a good well written story, I thought it was a bit convoluted at times. Same characters in this yarn working for the ARU, (Armed Response Unit) who continue to serve and protect. Not in my opinion as good as Nine Lives. That said I would recommend this book if you enjoy a good thriller.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable but flawed 8 Mar. 2015
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    I enjoyed this book, but with some reservations. I have no trouble suspending disbelief when there is a good story being told. But it was hard to believe that World War Three was breaking out in the middle of London with automatic weapons and even a bazooka (although I got the impression it was actually an RPG)! Where were the security services and the special forces which certainly would have been deployed. Lee Childs tends to have his Jack Reacher character do his mayhem in isolated places maybe for this reason?

    There are some parts of the plot which don't hang together too well. For example, why would the head of the ARU section take himself off without any means of communication given what he knew of The Panthers? Why would he put his wife and children in the line of fire?

    There was lots I did enjoy, including the back stories of the characters but for me it started to verge on the irritating at times. On saying that I would certainly read at least another of Tom Barbers books.
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