Release date - 29th July 2017
Book length - 403 pages
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Detective Joe Stone and his team investigate a major terrorist attack on one of London’s most iconic buildings. They soon draw up a list of suspects who are highly respected members of the community and government. When most of his team is attacked, it soon develops into a war of nerves and a race against time before a deadly weapon is unleashed with horrific consequences.
Wow, what an explosive novel! From the very first chapter where the action and drama bursts to life, I was immediately drawn in and connected to what was unfolding and I knew straight away that this book was going to be a cracker of a read.
When a terrorist attack rocks the city of London, Detective Joe Stone and his colleagues find themselves thrust into the limelight as they race to uncover the group responsible and hold them accountable. With the world's media watching they cannot afford to mess up but this life is rarely straight forward and soon Joe and his friends are in the firing line both literally and figuratively. And his personal life isn't faring much better but at least his missing girlfriend has reappeared safely even if it looks like Joe has the Mafia to thank for that.
With a deadly weapon on the loose, many suspects, secrets, and his own personal drama to unravel, will Joe Stone be able to piece together the puzzle before the time is up and it is too late for everyone?
The subject matter of this book may be difficult considering the horrific attacks that are actually happening in our world, but I must applaud the author for how sensitively it is dealt with and woven throughout this novel. The characters are compelling and engaging and I really enjoyed getting to know Jack and his trusted team, and those that he is not so fond of.
LONG SHOT is the second book in this series and while it is possible to read it as a standalone, I would highly recommend that you read the first book (LOOSE CANNON) as it will give you an even better understanding of Joe and particularly his relationship with Gemma - and lets face it you can never have too many good books!
LONG SHOT by Jack Steele is action packed with an energetic pace that is aided by short, snappy chapters that keep you on your toes and your eyes glued to the page. It is an addictive crime fiction read that is a must for fans of this genre and I eagerly await more from Jack Steele.
I was born in Hackney, London and grew up on the Bannister House Housing Estate in Hommerton. I now live in Nottinghamshire and married with two grown up children who now have lives of their own, leaving me time to indulge in my favourite passions, reading and writing. I still work full-time in the printing industry which is where I have been for the past 40 years. On many occasions it interferes with my writing, working extra hours or weekends, so it can be a balancing act but one I seem to manage along with an understanding wife of course.
I spent five years researching books, magazines, documentaries, movies and internet articles on various subjects as well as completing a creative writing course and attending workshops run by the Nottingham Writers Studio.
It was a great achievement in 2016 when I published my first Crime Thriller novel 'Loose Cannon' with great reviews. It was the first in the Detective Joe Stone series and I was encouraged to write the sequel ‘Long Shot’ which is due for publication on July 29th 2017.
My writing style is a fast-paced page turner with cliff hangers, moral dilemmas and believable characters.
I would like to thank all my readers, editors, bloggers and Crime book club friends who have been so supportive through this process. Their encouragement drives me on to write the next book in the series.
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*I want to thank the author Jack Steele for the opportunity to review this gripping novel and take part in this fabulous blog tour. Make sure you check out all of the other stops along the way!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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