‘How far would you go to protect the innocent?’
London 1961. In the dying days of the Macmillan government, George Preston is in control of crime in West London and Rina Walker is his favoured contract killer. When Rina is hired by Soho vice king Tony Farina to investigate the disappearance of girls from his clubs she discovers that they are being supplied to a member of the English aristocracy for the gratification of his macabre sexual tastes. Rina’s pursuit of the missing girls and her efforts to save the innocent from slaughter become increasingly perilous as she grapples with interwoven layers of corruption and betrayal and makes her way, via the louche nightclubs of Berlin, towards a final confrontation with depravity.
Threat is the second novel in the Rina Walker series. I really enjoyed Harm, which is the first, so couldn’t wait to see what was in store for Rina in Threat. Whilst the author does give some background, I still think readers would benefit from knowing more of Rina’s past in Harm so would suggest reading them in order.
Rina is now living in a flat with her younger sister Georgie. It was really touching to see the older sister still looking out for her. Certainly can’t be easy in her line of work. I have to admit at smiling when reading of Rina’s culinary skills at the meals she provides for Georgie, it made me feel better about my efforts when it comes to the kitchen.
The author really packs some punches in this thrilling read. There is plenty of action with Rina finding herself over worked trying to get to the bottom of the case of the missing girls as well as being sent to Russia. There is certainly plenty to shock and surprise the reader and in some cases even horrify!
Rina lives her life on the edge with danger at every corner. This ensures a nail biting read that had me racing through the pages. Threat is without a doubt an adrenaline fuelled read that will leave you on a high that you wont want to come down from. Can’t wait for the next in the series.
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