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Publisher's Summary

This time it’s personal.... 

People going missing in the remote wilds of India is not unusual. But when the son of a wealthy Delhi businessman is kidnapped just weeks after his brother fell victim to an alleged bandit attack in the mountains of Haryana, it raises eyebrows.

With the local police doing close to nothing, there’s only one man for the job: ex-SAS major Ben Hope. But for Ben, this is no ordinary rescue case. Because this plea for help is coming from a special person from his past who now has nobody else to turn to.

Ben’s mission will take him into the heart of the arid Indian wilderness, pitting him against ruthless gangs and desperate men. But Ben is determined to save the day. Whatever it takes.

The master best seller returns, with the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2019. 

©2019 Scott Mariani (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"If you’ve got a pulse, you’ll love Scott Mariani; if you haven’t, then maybe you crossed Ben Hope." (Simon Toyne)  

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Scott Mariani keeps getting beter and better

Great fast moving story. Ben Hope is fantastic and he has moved to be on a par with Jack Reacher.
The story moves and gives an insight to what it is like in India. You only hear of the slums in books like this.
Scott has done a lot of research to bring us this book.
Well done

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overuse of violence

certainly worth reading but over use of graphic violence. Good characterisation and narration . recommended

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  • RD
  • 30-05-2019

Best narration I've ever heard.

This is a great story - interesting, unique, action, mystery and humor - a cagy main character. But the NARRATOR is the real prize of all. He brings the characters to life - multiple accents, pacing is just right. Pure joy!!

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  • Salter
  • 11-06-2019

Another great Ben Hope adventure...

Ben gets drawn into a search for a couple of people missing in the wilderness of India. This time it's someone significant from his past that's involved.
A very good,well woven plot, with the usual action and adventure you'd expect Ben Hope to be involved in. A particular part best the end of the book resulted in me shouting out 'No Ben, don't do it!!', but I don't think that particular plot line is over yet..
Looking forward to the next Instalment...
Well narrated by Colin Mace once again..

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  • sandra streeting
  • 30-05-2019

How does he do it???

Yet another great story. Ben Hope's exploits are so compelling and the action so thrilling I am hooked.

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  • LEA HUDSON
  • 10-06-2020

great book

scott mariani has an way of writing that keeps you glued to the books he writes

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  • gillian rome
  • 29-12-2019

Brill as always

Brill as always gripping and exciting love Ben hope. He is my hero and friend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-2019

typical Ben hope book

not his best book on Ben hope, a little bit corny in places but still worth a read.

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  • TW
  • 05-10-2019

Awesome

Great adventure ... few ‘wow’ and ‘what’ and ‘no way’ moments ... can’t expand as dont want to give away spoilers. Enjoy.

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  • Ian and Gill Parsonage
  • 06-09-2019

Fantastic - what else do you expect from Ben Hope.

What a fantastic book, a little less fantastical than previous novels in the series but that doesn't disappoint.

Narrator delivers a great performance.

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  • malcolm
  • 14-08-2019

Exceptional

Excellent story and excellently narrated. I was sorry when it finished. A real must listen to audio book.

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  • Graham
  • 17-06-2021

A well rounded view of India, fab story

Draws. An excellent view of Delhi & at particularly sharp sketch of the arid mountains.

The story was interesting too, showing Ben in a favourable light, especially against the backdrop of the Delhi Police force! Perhaps if tiny bit improbable?

No spoiler alert just that I found the e ding sad.

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  • Fee
  • 02-12-2020

Oh Ben!

It’s not you it’s me! Much as I love the trio of Mariani, Mace and Hope, I need a break! One of the trivial things I was really tiring of is “... didn’t know it yet”! Which is generally quite early in the story, that didn’t happen and I thought that was promising then you ruined it and said it later! Cue eye roll (they hurt you know!).

This took me four days to complete! I’m sure I’ll be back but not for a while. Maybe then I’ll appreciate you all more and give Ben the opportunity to become bruise free!

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