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The top 10 best seller. 

Shortlisted for the Richard and Judy search for a best seller competition.

Did I know it would come to this? There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That's the one that kills me.

Late at night, two powerful men meet in a secret location to discuss a long nurtured plan about to come to fruition. One is desperate to know there is nothing standing in their way - the other assures him everything is taken care of. Hours later, a high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland - Leinster House, the seat of parliament. Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder.

At first, all the evidence hints at a politically motivated crime, until a surprise discovery takes the investigation in a dramatically different direction. Suddenly the motive for murder has got a lot more personal...but who benefits the most from Ryan's death?

©2016 Joanne Spain (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • Geir Nodland
  • 19-11-2020

Good story, bad accent

I liked the first in this series, and this second book was even better. On thing bothered me thou, the accent the narrator tried to put on. The supposed Danish accent sounded Russian. Either get it right or let it be and just read.

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  • 19-11-2020

Riveting

Excellent murder mystery and a great listen -Well done to Aoife. The Irish influence includes DI Reynolds personal life interwoven with his daily workload and is so very believable. Have already ordered book 3

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  • Lynda
  • 12-09-2020

disappointing

After reading the first book in the series, I was amazed at the differences between these two books. The storyline was boring and the characters so one dimensuonal that I coulldnt care less who did what. That said, I still want to give her books another try because the first one was so fantastic

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  • Bookworm
  • 27-06-2020

Political process disguised as a story

Spain's main character switches off when politics is mentioned, yet the writer insists on shoving every aspect of politics down her reader's throats. Not what I expect from Jo Spain.

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  • Mrs Loretta Docherty
  • 08-04-2020

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first book amazing. this book is beyond BORING kept waiting for something to happen. itdidnt

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  • Sam Gregory
  • 17-11-2020

Tom Reynolds - my new hero

After listening to the first book, I couldn't wait to read the 2nd. Gripped from the start to the very end.

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  • mrs helen a reeks
  • 09-11-2020

Bit disappointed

I usually love Jo Spain but I found this story was lacking the usual suspense. Some of the accents were a bit off as well which was distracting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-2020

Chapter numbers don’t match audio...

Jo Spain never disappoints, always keeps you hooked and wondering. Just one thing to point out - this is the second of her audiobooks on Audible where the numbers of the chapters don’t match the audio - Chapter 1 is read as the prolog, and Chapter 2 read as Chapter 1 and so on... a small irritation but an irritation all the same!

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  • John ferris
  • 08-09-2020

Another fantastic Jo Spain Read

Another page Turner from Jo. Tom is the best ever detective. onto the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-2020

Highly Recommend

I am really enjoying the Tom Reynolds series and I have just ordered another one, it's a great read, another book brilliantly narrated by Aoife McMahon

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  • TonyM
  • 28-05-2020

Such a well constructed and narrated story iceiring writers - write abo

John Spain has fully implemented the often proffered advice - write about what you know here. Jo,s experience S a political advisor in the Irish legislature at Leinster House in Dublin has allowed her to spin a gripping yarn totally convincing in context, physical and psychological. A very enjoyable and informative story for me as knowing as an Englishman very little about the Irish politicl world. At the same time the sensitive h handling of subject materials by this fully female writer is a joy and an education the story is so original but conforms. And ticks all the boxes of the genre thanks Jo

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