I knew I wanted to read this book as soon as I read the blurb. The premise is absolutely brilliant. With the British Prime Minister kidnapped and the Deputy Prime Minister murdered by terrorists the book starts off with a bang. Well actually, it doesn’t. Instead the beginning is intriguing and I found myself wondering what was going on. Little by little the plot begins to reveal itself. And the introduction of Navy Captain John Lewis is just the fire needed to keep me burning. A sexy and self-confident James Bond type, Lewis has more invested in the pursuit of the mysterious “Collective” than what is first revealed. As the layers of the story are peeled away a softer and kinder John Lewis is shown. The ability to give a real tough guy a tender side is not an easy feat. Rochford does it with class. The dialogue between Lewis and the love of his life is awkward at times but he is so disarming you have to overlook it. Some of the fight scenes seem a bit over the top but this is an action book after all. Since the author is British some of the dialogue may be difficult for us Yanks, but you can figure it out. My biggest issue is being left hanging at the end of the book. I am panting to find out what happens next. There are many questions left unanswered. I give the book a 4 instead of a 5 due to some typos and repeated words. These in no way detract from what is a roller coaster ride of action and intrigue. Mr. Rochford, hurry up with the sequel!
After 13 years as a social worker of sorts I decided it was time to do what I had planned when I was in the fifth grade; I decided it is time to write. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from East Tennessee State University with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. I studied Media Arts at Long Island University In Brooklyn and Guerilla Film Making at Pellissippi State University. I have a Masters Level Certification in Forensic Document Examination. My first full-length book "View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is available on amazon.com and my latest book "Riddle" was released on Amazon in June 2015. My third novel "Carved Wooden Heart" an erotic romance written with Starla Hartless is now available. I recently released "Stolen Gypsy", another thriller. For quicker reads try my novelettes released through Electric Eclectic Books. As a Domestic Violence survivor and thriver I am involved with local DV Support Groups. Besides writing I love to travel, enjoy photography, reading, and film.With 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandson. I have led a busy life. The best is yet to come... View all posts by Lizzi Newton