June 2007: a barbaric nail bomb is planted outside a London nightclub, a spy is found dead in his garden, and a blazing Jeep is driven into Glasgow airport. Three events bound by an earth-shattering connection that should have remained buried forever.
From the author of the The Theseus Paradox, the smash-hit 7/7 thriller based on true events, comes the sequel about a real-life mystery that threatens to destroy a nation. Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan must uncover how a series of astonishing events are inextricably linked, before the past closes in on him.
Ever since I read The Theseus Paradox I’ve been eagerly anticipating the second book in the Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan series. Sometimes when I anticipate great things for a novel I can be left disappointed, but I’m thrilled to report if anything The Detriment takes this series to a whole new level, it’s the definition of a “thriller”,with terrorism, murder, secrets and corruption at the heart of the story this novel made for a fast paced, explosive read.
Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan now here’s a character who intrigues me, his peers consider him to be a loose cannon, a detective whose a liability and takes unnecessary risks, and his personal life is complicated to say the least, but as the author digs deeper into Jake’s behaviour you realise this is a man on the edge, whose seen and experienced terrible things and it’s only now his emotions are are beginning to surface which make him a very credible protagonist.
The Detriment opens with a car bomb outside a London night club and what follows makes for a very intense and satisfying read. I found myself reluctant to put this book down as I was eager to see how all the threads to this rivetting tale would piece together. There were so many elements of this tale that I enjoyed and amid it all there is controversy that will leave you questioning Jake’s decisions, he certainly doesn’t have an easy ride in this novel!
What I really love about David Videcette’s writing is the fact not only do his novels make for a very original and compelling read, but as The Detriment is based on real real life events mixed with fiction you can’t help but wonder how much of this novel is actual fiction , the whole tale is just far too chillingly credible. Would I recommend this book? I most certainly would, especially if you are looking for a thriller that’s highly original and jam packed with intrigue and suspense.
Print Length: 358 pages
Publisher: Videcette Limited (29 Jun. 2017)
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About David Videcette
A former Scotland Yard investigator with twenty years’ policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a lead detective on the 7/7 London bombings investigation.
He’s been awarded several police commendations, including one for outstanding detective work and perseverance which led to his discovery of a 7/7 bomb factory during Operation Theseus.