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London lawyer Jack West has a great job and is married with a beautiful daughter; but his personal life isn't great, and it's about to get a whole lot worse. When a beautiful woman, who calls herself Amber, takes a keen interest in Jack over lunch in his local wine bar, Jack does his best to resist her advances. But when she pleads with him to walk her home after two sinister looking men enter the bar, he agrees. This was Jack's first mistake. His second is entering her apartment.

Ten minutes later, Jack feels himself slipping out of control, but a heavy pounding on Amber's apartment door brings him back to his senses. Five seconds later Amber has been shot and is dying in Jack's arms, assassinated by the men from the bar, now trying to enter her apartment. Amber's last words to Jack are; "Run! Take my bag and run!"

With only seconds to think, Jack grabs Amber's bag and flees for the fire escape, dodging a hail of bullets in the process. He is chased across London by the two men, but who are the crazed assassins and what do they want? With only the contents of Amber's handbag in his possession, Jack sets about trying to piece together the mystery. Trying to keep the entire incident secret from his wife, he calls Laila, a Moroccan contact from Amber's diary and arranges to meet her. They soon discover that the men hunting Jack are Russians. But what are they after? And can Jack solve the unfolding mystery before he's implicated in Amber's murder?

Things go from bad to worse for Jack and Laila, and the only clue they have leads them over to Casablanca, in Morocco, but what they discover there only deepens the conspiracy surrounding Amber's death and her link with the Russian assassins. With the Russian President flying over to the UK for a prisoner swap, and an international crisis brewing, Jack and Laila return to the UK to try and solve the mystery, only to find themselves in a race against time to prevent total global disaster in this fast paced adventure thriller.

Red Mist is a fast-paced spy novel with plenty of action, adventure, mystery and terrorist plots

©2017 simon rosser (P)2017 simon rosser and david Lovering

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  • TU
  • 17-10-2017

Great spy novel

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a fast-paced, spy novel that was pretty entertaining. It was a bit... off... that it was set in London, with characters who are English, but the narrator doesn't do a British accent. I think this would have been better if the narrator could do better accents that fit the story/setting.

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  • j henry
  • 05-02-2020

A Fantasy for Middle Age Men with No Imagination

- I found a free review code for this book online. - This is the story of a very bland middle aged man named Jack that every bland middle aged man can relate to. As long as you hate your wife and want nothing more than to be wrapped up in the least inspired espionage possible you might well get a kick out of this. Have you ever wanted a Russian mistress to explode into your life? Have you ever wanted accommodation from a world power? Have you ever wanted to explain to the hottest woman in the world what WD-40 is? Then this book is for you, otherwise I'd suggest a Bond or Bourne for your fantasy. As for the audio performance I honestly thought it was perfectly serviceable. Given the quality of the book I did not expect super production value, and got the better end of my expectations. As others have noted it is odd that a primarily British cast of characters is being read by a United States southern accented reader, but what bothered me more is that the reader does adopt an approximation of a Russian accent for the Russian characters. On the whole its best described as fine. And while this does not impact my review as it is hardly the author or readers fault, the marketing team for this book are lying, the cover art provided does not reflect any major part of this book.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 14-12-2019

Action, thrills, preventing WW3!

Red Mist By: Simon Rosser Narrated by: David Loving This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. This is a fast moving thriller that comes at you with a bang! A lawyer helps a lady home because she is afraid of the two Russian thugs that came into the coffee bar. This is where it goes downhill fast! Who are these guys and what do they want? Murder, threats, and it gets real personal! What he finds is unbelievable and he has to continue to try and stop things himself. He's in too deep and he has to clear his name. This book is never boring!!! The author did leave one minor thing hanging....ugh! The narration is terrific for this book! Just great!

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  • O. M. Sagaard
  • 22-01-2018

Overall waste of my time

American narrator. English story. Absolutely nothing made sense. Plot was bizarre as in totally unbelievable with poor characters.

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  • jstep
  • 13-11-2017

A fun, enjoyable, fast paced spy thriller!

First off, I know that some reviewers are complaining about David Loving's narration because this book is based in London and Morocco, and the main character is British. The narrator didn't read this with a British accent. It personally didn't bother me in the least, but to those of you that would be bothered by this, then you may not want to get this book. I'd recommend listening to the audio preview while keeping this in mind to decide whether this will bother you or not.

Red Mist was a fun, fast paced spy thriller that kept me listening for most of the day until it was finished. The main character Jack gets caught up in a plot to kill the Russian president because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He and his new acquaintance Laila, whom Amber, the girl who just died in his arms, told him to go find, go on a wild adventure to figure out what exactly is going on and clear his name in Amber's murder. In the process, they end up getting caught up in a wild assassination plot. Sounds crazy, but is kind of like a Bond story on a much smaller scale w/o the handsome spy (Bond) who gets all the ladies. Anyways, It's worth a listen if you like these type of books!

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  • Susan The Recluse
  • 06-11-2017

Entertaining

This story is not a new premise but still quite entertaining. I felt like I was listening to an action movie soundtrack. The narrator was good but seeing as how the story is London based, a British accent would have added some authenticity.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • Kimberly Smith
  • 25-10-2017

Great story, not so great narration

Red Mist is a great, fast paced spy novel full of action, mystery and adventure. However, the narration is not so great. I enjoyed the story but, I had a hard time getting through it because the narration is just....not right. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 16-10-2017

Espionage at its best!

Lots of action, intrigue and believable characters kept your attention throughout. Lots of twists and turns!

The narrator did a good job.

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  • mandy
  • 10-10-2017

Really good!

I was hooked on this suspenseful and mysterious spy novel! I really liked the narrators voice. The story was really well done and kept me listening all the way through.


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  • K R D
  • 05-10-2017

So awful was the narration, that I had to abandon the book after Chapter 1

Whoever thought that using a wheezing old man with a Southern drawl was a good idea might want to re-think their career.

In fact, so dreadfully awful was the narration, that I had to abandon the book after Chapter 1. People from the USA don't say "pavement" , they say sidewalk.. they don't say "diary", they use the word "calendar".

Was this George Bush ? At one point I thought it was.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 30-09-2017

So, Jack, are you married?

Jack West is a partner in a small law firm,'East West Law'. Since the birth of his child several years before, his marital problems have been increasing. So when he is approached by a gorgeous woman named Amber, he finds himself returning with her to an hotel room - and his troubles really start there. Troubles far more life threatening than the possibility of his home life disruption.

This is a fast paced thriller based in and around London as Jack tries to survive whilst trying simultaneously to find out by whom, and why, his life is being threatened. It is a good, almost classical (think The Twenty Nine Steps) action mystery, told in shortish, sentences written in the present tense which give it both an urgency and a feel of news reported immediacy. Quite well presented, there are some descriptive passages spoilt by over repitition of key words, such as wall, vine, gaps etc. The narration by David Loving follows the text urgency with a brisk reading, again emphasising the near news-like quality of the story, maintaing the almost deadpan, unemotional writing despite the man protagonist's fears and confusions. His voicings of the characters is differentiated and clear. The combination of story and reading give this book a distinctively visual, film like quality, different from many action adventure stories.

I was fortunate in being gifted a complementary copy of Red Mist, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you - I enjoyed it immensely. I did find it slightly strange that, given the book was set in England with the main protagonist himself living in the English countryside, the narrator was not English. Having said that, however, Mr.Loving's performance fitted well. The ending, too, was nicely done and not trite in the expected way.
A nice mystery spy action thriller for anyone who enjoys books in this genre.

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