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A new Author that writes wites poltico-thrillers wonderfully!,
This review is from: An Agent of Deceit (The Ben Webster Spy Series) (Hardcover)
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It would be so easy to say a welcome to the New John Le Carre. However, John le Carre is of course outdated in the world of 2011. He has a successor in Mr Jones and his depth of style goes on. I loved this book. You cannot skim through pages in this one, every word on every page counts towards this complex political thriller with Oligarchs, money that is so large to comprehend combined with strained family issues, forgotten deeds and the world Russian heartlands and its outer neighbours. The power of energy controlled by so few in this modern world screams from the pages as we feel sorry for both hero and protagonist and fear those who silently pull their strings.
This book, from brand new novelist Chris Morgan Jones, is fiery, passionate, complicated and very up-to-date. It has its roots and is I suspect entrehced from informatin gained over 11 years of the author's own past, (his employment in one of the world's largest intelligence units). It is a world of unsurety, of knowing who you can or cannot trust. One wrong move and you could leave the earth for ever.
Great wealth is for the taking, or is it?. Only the main players can ever win.Crime does pay at this level. This book is for those who enjoy very well wrtten, political thrillers. I have never enjoyed a book like this until I read my first Robert Ludlum in the 1960s.
Do give this one a go, it is not often that new authors are given the chance to suceed but this one will go all the way. AND.......we want more Mr C M Jones. Take heed...you have created a monster that needs feeding.
An Agent of Deceit