I was thrilled that this was chosen as the Criminally Good Book Club read for January. For starters, that cover is everything and immediately draws you in.
Onto the story – the blurb is as follows;
“John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable.
Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour.
He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction.
The momentum is in his favour for now.
But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum…”
The story starts in London with our main protagonist; John Wallace who were introduced to in his apartment with a noose around his neck and someone intent on ending John’s life. He is able to escape his killers clutches which then ignites a furious game of cat and mouse which takes us across the water to New York City.
There are parts of this book which play out like a crime show/movie…where our bad guy can shoot EVERYONE from over fifty feet away, but not hit our protagonist! This book definitely has the entertainment value intended by the author.
PENDULUM takes on a very real threat to the world. I don’t want to give too much information away about the motives as to why John was targeted – but it gives food for thought.
For me, the only small disappointment that the majority of the action took place in the US, but this didn’t take away from the action surrounding Pendulum. Hamdy has managed to keep enough of the story hanging in the air for the next book in the series (not going to say what that is….spoilers!)
If you loved I AM PILGRIM then this book is for you!