“The truth costs nothing, but a lie can cost you everything…”
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 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.
We all have secrets we say we’ll never tell…
As there are references to the case that Jake worked on in the first book in the series, I would recommend reading The Theseus Paradox before reading The Detriment.
It was great catching back up with Jake. He is trying to turn his life around as he has been on a type of probation while he proves himself to the powers that be. He has stopped drinking and was good to see him not on self destruction mode. He still needs to sort himself out where women are concerned but this is obviously harder for him than stopping the drinking.
There is so much going on in this book and was quite a fast paced read. I was glad that I had an evening which was really peaceful and had no interruptions so that I could fully concentrate on the story.
I loved the different threads running in the story and was intrigued with all of it. We also get to see more of Jakes ex which I really liked. Even though Jake is a bit of a player and gets himself into some sticky situations at times, there is no doubt that he is a really caring guy. We especially get to see this with his ex.
If anything Jake reminded me of Bond in this book. I’m not sure if it’s because he had to keep answering to a female boss who obviously has his best interests to heart and he always seems to be in trouble, either way it really reminded me of Bonds relationship with M.
The Detriment is a fast paced and thrilling read. The author brings the whole story to life with mentions of real life events and had me gripped through out. Hope the author doesn’t keep us waiting to long for the third in the series!
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Detriment is available to purchase from Amazon.