When the secrecy of a nuclear weapon agreement is thrown into doubt, a disgraced intelligence operative is recruited to find out if the deal is still safe…
Ali Sinclair, wrongly convicted and on the run from a Mexican prison, is enlisted to infiltrate her old friend’s inner circle and find the evidence.
The only people on her side are an ex-Cold War spook and the former Royal Marine that was sent to find her. Together they discover that the stakes are much higher than anyone knew, and the fate of the world is at risk…
But when you live in the shadows who can you trust?
Admittedly I wasn’t to sure if this would be my type of read but I am so glad I gave it a go as I was gripped from the off and really enjoyed it.
Ali is a force to be reckoned with. Nothing seems to phase her. She finds herself in situations that would be my worst nightmare and would sent me into a complete melt down. Ali though is pretty much calm and collective on the outside while her head meticulously works out how she is going to handle it.
Frank is someone that Ali has worked with and known for a while. In their line of work they need to know who they can trust and each would trust each other with their own lives. I really enjoyed the bond between both. It was more a brother/sister relationship and you can see how much they care about each other.
There is lots of action and violence in the book, similar to what you would expect say from an action movie. It really makes for an intense and entertaining read as it is very much a race against time to stop the bad guys.
Desperate Ground is a thrilling and exciting read that will send your heart rate soaring. Can’t wait to read more!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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L J Morris is an author with a love of books and storytelling that he developed as a child.
After a career in the Royal Navy, which spanned most of the 80s and 90s, he settled back in Cumbria and soon realised that an unsuccessful attempt to write a serial killer novel at the age of 12 hadn’t blunted his ambitions.
He started to write again and has enjoyed success with his short stories appearing in several anthologies. Although he still enjoys writing short stories, his passion has always been for thriller novels and he has spent the last few years following his dream of being a published novelist.