From best-selling writer Stephen Leather comes an utterly addictive all-action thriller in which a huge terrorist threat to the capital can only be stopped by one man.
From the best-selling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the utterly addictive new thriller by Stephen Leather.
London is under siege.
Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause.
Their mission: to force the government to release jihadist prisoners from Belmarsh Prison.
Their deadline: 6 p.m. Today.
But the bombers are cleanskins, terrorists with no obvious link to any group, and who do not appear on any anti-terror watch list. What has brought them together on this one day to act in this way?
Mo Kamran is the Superintendent in charge of the Special Crime and Operations branch of the Met. As the disaster unfolds and the SAS, armed police, and other emergency services rush to the scenes, he is tasked with preventing the biggest terrorist outrage the capital has ever known.
But nothing is what it seems. And only Kamran has the big picture. Will anyone believe him?
A chillingly plausible and pulse-pounding depiction of how London might be held to ransom in a concerted terrorist attack: this is thriller writing at its very best.
©2016 Stephen Leather (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
"Stunning and so expertly narrated. Oh the pace"
What a book, i read the reviews and was convinced but they did not do justice to what i heard.
The slow clinical pace of the narration was brilliant and actually built the tension. It was almost presented as a rolling news event.
I can't say anything about it as almost any comment could be a spoiler. Suffice to say you will be kept guessing.
this was my first Leather novel, it will not be may last.
Full marks to Paul Thornley. I truly don't believe this book could be as good to read as it was to listen to. I may try sometime
Give this one a go
Not much happens with a weak twist. Plot points are unintelligent and conversation is plodding and obvious. Performance is a good effort with some attempts at accents.
"Rather dull and repetitive"
Downloaded this because I wanted something to listen to in the car in a long journey. The premise sounds good but it is so repetitive and the plot in the end was just dull. A missed opportunity to write something fast-paced and relevant.
Very enjoyable read, especially if you enjoy a good crime story mixed with anterior novel
Full of racial stereotypes that ended up bordering on funny although not supposed to be
A routine thriller full of lazy descriptions that should do well with Mail and Express readers.
The Asian accents are bordering on laughable but you get used to them whoever cast that guy for the part needs sacking!!! The story isn't bad but the ending is a real let down.
Absolutely loved this book; could not stop listening to it. Had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish
"I am sure will be a TV drama"
Was on the deal of the day.
What a great book keeps you guessing right to the end
Modern day plot with this could happen
The reader who performed this was outstanding! A terrific story by Stephen leather. Very poignant in today's society.
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