A brilliant, realistic tale of the fight against terrorism as experienced by everyday coppers, albeit specially trained ones.
The down-to-earth writing style and franc-parler of the characters are refreshing and at times frankly funny - my favorite is Steve - LOVE his sense of humour! He is the softer side of David Hurst. David indeed, though the lead character, takes a while to get to know. He first appears as a tough nut, hard to crack, and somewhat aloof - yet with time we find that he is a bit of alright! As for the other characters, they are all believabe, and we can relate to them one way or another (e.g. strong women potrayals).
The plot is nicely paced, not giving away too much too early, yet enough to make the story tantalising and for the reader to be enthralled. I often felt that I was 'in the moment' within the story, taken on a ride with the characters who stayed with me for a long while after I put the book down. Finally, the story is addictive and I cannot wait to read the second instalment!