Village policeman, Jake Sullivan’s world is turned upside down following the theft of a deadly virus from a local research establishment and the discovery of the mutilated body of a Politician’s daughter, sealed in an oil drum on his quiet village beat in rural England.
The stolen virus is a lethal mutation of a childhood disease and when it is released around the globe, it creates a pandemic that threatens to wipe-out a third of the infant population.
Jake uncovers a web of lies,deceit and violence that extends all the way to Downing Street and into the heart of the European Union itself.
What started out as a routine shift, quickly becomes an adrenaline-fuelled roller-coaster ride as Jake finds himself suspended by his force, pursued by a psychopathic killer, befriended by the Secret Service and then thrown into an action-packed covert operation to recover the virus and track-down those responsible before millions of children die!
Legitimate Targets will keep you on the edge of your seat.
After winning a copy of Ascension Day in a mass give away by The Book Club and the author members I thought I would buy the first book in the series which is Legitimate Targets as I like to read books in order where I can.
Have got to admit after reading the book description I was not prepared for how much of an action packed ride this book would take me on.
I had visions of Jake Sullivan, who is described as the village policeman in the description, as being some stereotypical bobby. I couldn’t have been any further from the truth! He reminded me very much of Bruce Willis in the Die Hard films but with more hair!
There are a mixture of characters some likeable like Jake, Rachel and ‘Mem’ (who doesn’t appear much in it but stood out to me) and some very unsavoury characters like Yanoush Vazlov.
From the very first page the author had me gripped to the story, it is very fast paced but as I was so gripped to the story I found it very easy to follow. Due to some of the action in the story, this book would be great made into a film for the big screen.
Legitimate Targets literally had me on the edge of my seat and is sure to be a big hit with any crime lovers.
Legitimate Targets is available to purchase from Amazon