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on 11 October 2017
At last an author unafraid of utilising their word power; unlike other authors whom write for less educated readers. For me Mark Dawson’s use of English was a delight, which made the entire book flow beautifully; although there were a couple of words which stumped me…. only to discover they were not listed in any English dictionary!

The human interest integrated into the plot was pitched perfectly and thankfully steered away from unnecessary lubricious sex.

Fight/combat sequences were well described and fairly accurate. Although having some expertise in this area, I can assure the author such accuracy with a throwing knife is impossible to attain.

Mark has obviously undertaken considerable researched to ensure accuracy; although his knowledge of morphine is somewhat misleading. The amount of morphine Beatrix was consuming could dull her reflexes considerably, she would therefore require a strong stimulant to keep her sharp, when she was unable to to source sufficient morphine to control the pain, she would in fact be badly affected by morphine withdrawal, plus additional increase of her cancer pain.

While my observations may be petty, the book was so well written these small errors came as a disappointment. Regardless, this was indeed one of the best books I have read in a long while. I am looking forward to reading the trilogy.

What a difference a well written book can make!
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on 18 March 2016
I received this as an arc from net galley in exchange for an honest review.
Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off - the - books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her, her husband was gunned down and her daughter kidnapped.
Wow. OMG. Wow.
Absolutely fantastic read.
CNPID.
I loved the story and the characters.
Beatrix Rose was my favourite character.
She was bad ass.
Boy was she bad ass.
She could look after herself ok.
I loved the ending too.
Can't wait for next part.
This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book.
Definitely worth more than 5 *.
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on 6 March 2017
Bought the three Beatrice Rose thrillers on a whim to read a different author.
I wasn't sure what I'd think f it, but I discovered that I found it hard to put down and I am looking forward to the next one.
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on 27 October 2017
Great reading from the start. Just when you thought you was being taken in one direction there's another twist. Think you realise that Beatrix wouldn't get kill off just yet. Then along comes her daughter to take over.
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on 29 October 2017
Mark introduces his main character who unlike Ludlum's has depth and creates a possibility of empathy with the reader will be interesting o see where the series goes to. An easy read action book.
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on 29 August 2017
Great stuff, a la Modesty Blaise. A great read, although I would have liked more than just action. Peter O'Donnell's notes on possibly finding the original, young and singular Modesty Blaise are so touching that a deeper characterisation would have been interesting as there do seem to be parallels - good ones. Like Garvin's knives. It's a treat to be in such classy company. Thank you Mr Dawson! Any more B R stories in your mind?
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on 5 March 2017
Fast moving thriller, not your usual characters. Well researched, makes you want to read the next instalment as soon ad possible.
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on 8 May 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed the character development, the concept and the action. Great read for anyone who enjoys action novels, especially with a heroine in the lead!!
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on 6 November 2017
Great read can't wait to crack on and read the next book in the series would definitely recommend this book to anybody
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on 20 July 2017
Yet another great book form Mark Dawson - a writer who's really going places. Strong characters, good plot. Great read
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