- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1699 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: SGC PUBLISHING (19 Sept. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M0U7DR8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #403,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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DEADLY IMPASSE (Jack Calder Crime Series #5) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm amazed I like them so much, as for years I wouldn't've gone anywhere near this "genre", imagining it to be a "bloke thing", i.e. ex-SAS chaps setting up an international business against the unpleasant things in the world (drugs, people trafficking and prostitution to name but a few) and the people that deal in them.
However, once I read the first one, that was it, hooked, and I've not missed one since. "Deadly Impasse" is the latest and a really engrossing read (in English, that means you can't put it down) Good plot, believable action, with nice twisty bits to keep you guessing. There is the knowledge that in Mr. G's books, as in real life, being a good guy doesn't mean you're immortal, which adds to the suspense.
It's a good versus evil story, with well crafted characters, a dose of humour, and Mr. G knows his stuff about the SAS, weapons etc. - and he certainly brings different parts of the world to life for me, most of my travelling has been through reading. There is a perfect amount of description (detail, detail, detail) without being overpowering or too wordy - and as with all really GOOD books, finishing it leaves you somewhat bereft, with an addict's small voice in the back of your head saying "when's the next? I need another...."
Nice one Mr. G......oh by the way, when is the next one?
Bombs and bullets.
Heartache and coffee.
A satisfying body count.
Why is Hollywood wasting its time with Jack Reacher when it could be better occupied making Jack Calder films?
In another cinematic novel - the fifth in the series - ISP once more goes head-to-head with the international bad guys. Under the intelligent, yet compassionate leadership of Mae-Ling, Jack and the boys don their night-vision goggles once more in a series of lightning raids against the forces of inhumanity. The action ranges from the bank vaults of Luxembourg to the beaches of Tunisia where desperate migrants seek Western sanctuary, to the drug factories of Central America, and climaxing in a "going black" raid in Cyprus.
Seumas Gallacher's page-turners take me back to my early reading days of Hammond Innes and Alastair McLean where morality was more than an empty phrase, and "just deserts" was the satisfying outcome of any well-crafted action adventure. Unlike some series, that peter out after a couple of books, the Jack Calder novels continue their strong and seemingly inexhaustible run.
Hoping there will be more Jack Calder stories to come & promise to read Vengeance soon!
Thanks again for wonderful writing Seumas
Combining the worlds of international banking and refugee trafficking could be challenging but here two very diverse topics are cleverly tied together in a very timely story given the state of the world today. Following an explosion at a large bank in Luxembourg, the CEO , Francine is persuaded to hire ISP, as it becomes clear that the explosion is just a warning of greater dangers to come.
This was my first adventure with Jack and Co, and a dangerous but charming bunch of characters they turned out to be. Ex SAS officer Jack is everything you would expect from a hero with his background, and his interplay with his beautiful and clever wife May Ling is a thing of joy, their dialogue has the feel of real affection without being cheesy. Her character, from the little I have seen in this book ,definitely intrigues me and I am hoping to find more of her back story as I read the other books in this series. It's clear Mr Gallacher has an ear for dialect, one of his characters Malky is only described as being Irish, but from his idiomatic speech I had pinned him down to one specific region, and I was thrilled to find I was correct close to the end of the book. Its little authentic details like this that I treasure as a reader, as they make the whole experience more immersive.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am amazed that I got into this book truthfully. I tend to be much more into books with a supernatural theme, but I really enjoyed this action packed story, the latest story in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by D.L. Stevenson
Being the fifth novel in an excellent series, “Deadly Impasse” is another thoroughly enjoyable and exciting adventure thriller as Jack Calder and the ISP boys go to the mat with a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anthony Mcmanus
Excellent, this is the 3rd book I've read in the Jack Calder series, best so far it's a page turner from start to finish.Published 3 months ago by Richard R. Taylor
This is the fifth book in the series about the International Security Partners and it is as good as all the other ones. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mac Paco
Often when reading a novel, spurious thoughts filter through my head about the style of the tale. In the case of Seumas Gallacher’s latest, ‘Deadly Impasse’, the fifth in his Jack... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Enrico Grafitti
Having read all the previous escapades of Jack Calder, Deadly Impasse did not disappoint. The first chapters wove a complicated and tangled web of drugs, people trafficking and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs B Laffin
I love a sharp dose of authenticity - when a story is told arrow-straight and fiction feels like reality, when you may have never been to a certain place or met someone like the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jo King Vonbargen
I am chuffed to find a worthy successor to the late great A J Quinnell. I loved the Creasy books, but Quinnell only wrote 5 of them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr. P. F. Field