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Bad Company (Sean Dillon Series, Book 11) by Jack Higgins
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is another thriller featuring Sean Dillon, ex IRA operative turned agent for an unnamed British Intelligence Agency headed by General Charles Ferguson. Dillon is a ruthless agent who does not hesitate to kill anyone who is a threat. Other members of the group include Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of special Branch, Harry Salter, former East End gang leader known for having a past as violent as Dillon's and his nephew, Billy. In this novel the villains are a former SS Sturmbahnfuhrer, Baron Max von Berger, to whom Hitler trusted his diary in the closing days of World War II and his son Marco Rossi. The action involves one team pitted against the other. The book is… Read more
The Minotaur by Barbara Vine
The Minotaur by Barbara Vine
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as Usual, 31 July 2005
Writing as Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell has excelled herself in this psychological thriller come Gothic Romance. The protagonist, Swedish, Kerstin Kvist, is employed by the Cosway family to look after a middle-aged man, the son and heir of the family, whom Mrs Cosway claims is mad. It is a strange family Mrs Cosway is mother to John as well as his three unmarried sisters and another who is a widow. Kerstin does not believe John is mad but has a disability like Autism or Asperger's. Tension is built up by the narrator, Kerstin's, reference to the tragedy which is going to come upon this strange family.
Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard
Sight Unseen by Robert Goddard
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it dow, 31 July 2005
Once again Robert Goddard has used a very unlikely hero for his protagonist. David Umber is an itinerant historian working in Prague as a tour guide when he is approached by a retired police inspector who has received an anonymous letter referring to a murder and abduction twenty-three years earlier. Umber was a witness to the snatching of two-year old Tamsin Hall and the killing of her sister Miranda when she runs into the road in front of the escaping van. The unusual pair team up to reopen the case and find out the truth. Umber later married the nanny whose care the children were in. But she died five years ago, her death found to be an accident though most people thought it was… Read more