The author contacted me on this one to do a review for the book. I recently did a more political type book and haven’t read a decent murder mystery in a while so was eager to give it ago. I would love to hear what you guys think after I am done…
Love is a battlefield.
The aftershocks of an affair reverberate out to those in the lives of the lovers, who will NOT take it lying down.
Jack Connor’s lives an idyllic life by the Portsmouth seaside married to Caitlin McAllen, a stunning billionaire heiress, and working at his two jobs as the Head of Radar Engineering of Marine Electronics and as the Director of Engineering of McAllen BlackGold, his powerful father-in-law Douglas McAllen’s extreme engineering company in Oil & Gas. He loves his two sons from his first marriage and is amicably divorced from his beautiful first wife Marianne Connor. Their delicately balanced lives are shattered when sexy Michelle Williams, with whom Jack is having a secret affair and who is pregnant with his child, is found dead and Jack is arrested on suspicion for the murder.
Jeremy Stone brings London’s top defence attorney, John Stavers, to handle his best friend’s defence.
Who is the bald man with the tattoo of a skull seen entering the victim’s house? Who is “KC” who Caitlin makes secret calls to from a untraceable mobile? Has powerful Douglas McAllen already killed his daughter’s first partner and is he capable of killing again? Is Caitlin’s brother Ronnie McAllen’s power struggle with Jack for the control of McAllen Industries so intense that he is prepared to kill and frame his brother-in-law? Is the divorce from Jack’s first wife as amicable on her part as they believe it to be? Are his sons prepared to kill for their vast inheritance? Who are the ghosts from Caitlin’s past in Aberdeen, Scotland haunting the marriage? What is the involvement of Jack’s manager at Marine Electronics?
The cast of characters is made even more colorful by the supporting entourage: the big Scott and his gang, Hosé and Heineken, who carry out Douglas McAllen’s “troubleshooting;” McAllens’ bumbling solicitors McKinley and Magnus Laird; Caitlin McAllen’s handymen, Cossack and Levent; and Jeremy’s sidekick, the gay black actor working in the London West End.
While Jack is charged and his murder trial proceeds in the Crown Court under barrister John Stavers’ expert care, Jeremy runs a race against time to find the real killer and save his friend’s life, if he is in fact innocent, in a tense saga of love, desire, power, and ambition.
Author: Jac Wright
Where did I get the book: From the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.f
My Rating: 4 bookworms
Jack is a bit of a dunce. He has everything. Great career and a very wealthy wife. And even something all successful men seem to need to have. A long time mistress. All of a sudden the entire world starts tumbling around him when his mistress is found dead. He calls on the help of Jeremy who in turns bring in Harry Stavers a top criminal defense lawyer to help them unravel what is actually happening.
So things have been going really hectic at home and I only managed to pick the book up 2 days ago kinda worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish it.
Alas – that was not a problem. It was such a catchy book that once I picked it up I really couldn’t put it down. For two days straight I was up until 3 am trying to find out what was happening with who and who did what to whom. The story line was so fascinating that I was talking it through with friends at work when I couldn’t read it and trying to talk through the plot twists with them to see if we could figure out what was going to happen. And never were we able to do it actually get it right.
Twisting turns, very fascinating characters and insights into a world I was not familiar with before.
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