Arms dealing. Murder. Corruption.
In Africa, Taylor Hudson reaches the stark realisation that she is in imminent danger. Time is nearly up when, out of nowhere, she is thrown a lifeline. Left with little option, she places her trust in a complete stranger. But who is this stranger and why the interest in saving her?
The answers lie 6,000 miles away, deep inside the British Secret Intelligence Service, where a former, disgraced, senior officer is attempting to work his way back into the heart of the organisation. But what are his real intentions?
What ensues is a deadly game of bluff, double-bluff and triple-bluff. Can The China Teacup survive this time?
This is the first book I have read by this author.
Just from the description, I knew this book was going to be an action packed read and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Right from the very first page the story sets off running, throwing us into the thick of things.
Through the story we are taken to different parts of the world which is something I always love. As a reader, the author manages to transport you to these places and you feel very much as if you are there with the characters.
The story is one very much of espionage. It takes you into the world of spies and corruption and to be honest it isn’t a nice place to be. As much as it gets the adrenaline going, this is a world where you are constantly having to look over your shoulder and not being able to take your eye off the game for one second. Great for the thrill seekers among us though it had me on tender hooks as to whether anything would happen to the characters or not.
I believe this is a spin off from the authors CXVI trilogy. Having not read them I do feel slightly that I am missing out. I think as this was my first introduction to some of the characters, I felt I was missing out on some of their past and didn’t quite gel with them as much as I would have liked to. Personally for me I would have liked a bit more background but that is just my own personal opinion.
The Spy Who Chipped The China Teacup is without a doubt a page turner of a read. For readers who love a fast paced story that centres around the world of espionage, this is definitely a must read. It has certainly made me want to go back and now read the CXVI trilogy of which I have had the first one sat on my kindle for way to long!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
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Angie Smith, having recently survived locally advanced breast cancer, discovered that her lifelong desire to write had been rekindled. Consequently, her love for international crime thrillers became the springboard to the creation of the highly acclaimed CXVI Trilogy.
Her passion for travelling to exotic places greatly inspires her work. A recent trip to Southern Africa inspired her fourth novel, The Spy Who Chipped The China Teacup.
Angie, born in 1961, was educated at Huddersfield University where she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Training. She was nominated for an award on her knowledge transfer partnerships work, during which she co-produced and presented a journal article at the International Social Work Conference in Durban.
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