A bomb detonates in Bradford’s City Park.
When the alert sounds, DCI Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt.
The worst is yet to come.
A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city’s mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtaroon – the chosen ones.
The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk.
There is only one way out.
But Harry’s wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtaroon, to offer the Patriots his own deal.
Because sometimes the only way to save lives, is to take them.
Having recently read and loving City of Sinners which is the third book in the series, I couldn’t wait to read the next book and yet again the author didn’t disappoint. Even though this is the fourth book in the series, due to the nature of the story line, I felt it worked well as a stand alone.
This is such a fast paced read. We start off with Harry spending quality time with his mother and son and for once things seem to be going well in Harry’s world. Life yet again though has other plans. Within minutes his world is turned upside down and it’s a race against time to save the woman he loves as well thousands of other innocent people.
Something I am really enjoying in this series is seeing Saima taking on a bigger role in the books. I love her strength and determination and her and Harry are so well suited. In a way they are like many married couples but they have probably been through more than most.
The story line had me well and truly hooked. There are some fabulous twists in the story which flicks between Harry in his quest to solve what is going on as well as his wife in the mosque where there is a growing sense of fear.
One Way Out is an edge of your seat thriller that kept me hooked throughout. Jam packed full of tension with great pacing, this makes for one nail biting read. The author keeps managing to raise the bar with every book he writes and I have absolutely no doubt that there is still even better to come.
My thanks to Anne cater and Bantam Press for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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