Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.
Hunted down, captured, tortured and on the run from one of South America's most powerful and ruthless drugs cartels and its psychotic leader thirsting for revenge, Luke is in a life-or-death race against time to prevent a disaster on a truly terrifying scale: London is the target, the weapon is diabolical and the means of delivery is ingenious.
Drawing on his years of experience in reporting on security matters, Crisis is Frank Gardner's debut novel. Combining insider knowledge, up-to-the-minute hardware, fly-on-the-wall insights and heart-in-mouth excitement, Crisis boasts an irresistible, visceral frisson of authenticity: smart, fast-paced and furiously entertaining, here is a thriller for the 21st century.
©2016 Frank Gardner (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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"Good but not great."
A good first novel, but I did feel that some heavier editing would have been helpful. Just a bit flabby in places.
Mature and intelligent thriller with a great level of 'insider' detail, well read. Sadly there are some poor edits which irritated but didn't stop me enjoying it.
Hopefully the start of a good little series!
"Good enthralling story."
A great captivating story but the narrator could be better, too "breathy", slightly too dramatic all the time.
"Wow what a story"
Frank Gardner's knowledge of the underworld is very evident and the clarity of his writing style adds impact and authenticity.
This book kept me coming back for more, excellent storyline! Well read and truly gripping!
"An exciting and well read action adventure"
This is an excellent fiction debut from Frank Gardner. Action, adventure, politics and foreign affairs combine to create a great book. Highly recommended.
"Reader is important"
The story is good when you get into it. However, the reader although good with character voices is not at all good with the main reading. Honestly, he really needs to stop being so breathy, short and sharp and be more flowing. I found myself laughing at some of the reading.
I suppose you could liken it to Fredrick Forsyth, not as good by a long way, but this was a debut novel and I am sure he will get into his stride.
Not moved but certainly had me listening for more was the part leading up to the planting of the destructive device.
A good book and I would listen to more by Frank Gardner, but not with John Sackville reading it.
Took a bit of time to warm to the main character Luke, who at first appeared rather naive for an ex military man who had lived in the area he was operating in, but I am no expert. However, as the story built I enjoyed it more and more.
Very similar feel to Bear Grylls books. If you like Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski then you will enjoy this.
Great, entertaining, action packed story with really good narration. Looking forward to the next one.
I like Frank as a Journalist and was interested to see if he was a good author. The answer is yes but I felt the tale was bogged down by detail even to the point of naming the perfume a female baddie was wearing. Most of the detail added to the realism however and so I forgive him. The narrator was a big annoying all breathless urgency throughout even when it was not integral to the story. I will try other books by this author
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