Hello and welcome to our stop on The Black Fox blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Gordon Bickerstaff for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
Incredible conspiracy. Intricate espionage. Spy story.
Zoe Tampsin is resourceful, smart and Special Forces-trained, but she has been given an impossible mission.
She has to protect scientist, Gavin Shawlens, from assassination by the CIA, and discover the secret trapped in Gavin’s mind that the CIA want destroyed.
As the pressure to find Shawlens escalates – the CIA send Zoe’s former mentor to track her down and her fate seems sealed when he surrounds Zoe and Gavin with a ring of steel. With each hour that passes, the ring is tightened, and the window for discovering Gavin’s secret will shut.
Zoe is faced with a decision that goes against all of her survival instincts. If she is wrong – they both die. If she is right – she will discover the secret and become the next target for assassination.
Run for your life…
This was my first book by Gordon, but as we are given a slight recap of previous events to bring us back up to speed, before hurtling through Zoe’s next adventure, this can be read as a standalone.
Thrown into the action this was a non stop thrill ride of a book, each time I wanted to stop to take a break (and sleep) I had to read just a little more, then a little more, then a little more.
Zoe is an extremely strong ‘take no shit’ female lead character which I loved to get to know throughout the book. I loved the interaction of the characters and actually got quite attached to a few of them (shouting at a book when events happen is always a sign of absorption in the story, my family wondered what was going on!)
Anyone who loves a good action thriller needs to pick up this book. Personally I will now be delving into the previous books in this series so I can start Zoe’s adventures right from the beginning.
I was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. I studied biochemistry, and I’ve worked in several Scottish universities where I did research on enzymes, and taught biochemistry. After thirty years of teaching and research I retired my academic pen, and took of a mightier fiction pen.
I live in central Scotland with my wife and we enjoy reading, writing, and walking in the hills.
The Lambeth Group books follow the secret government investigations of agent Zoe Tampsin. A strong female protagonist with courage, determination, and guile. She is assisted by specialist consultant, Gavin Shawlens.
Published in paperback and digital formats on 9th February 2015
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