7/24/17

66 Metres by J F Kirwan - GIVEAWAY!


 on Tour July 17-31, 2017


 5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
A chilling and utterly compelling thriller that you won’t be able to put down!

The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has just one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Carina
Publication Date: August 25th 2016
Number of Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780008207748
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

‘Let’s see if you can really shoot. Give her your pistol,’ Kadinsky said to one of the henchmen, the one with a pockmarked face – Pox, Nadia named him – who immediately lost his sense of humour.
She took the weapon from his outstretched hand, weighed it in her palm. An old-style Smith & Wesson. God knows why the guy had it. Most blatnye preferred semi-autos, Makarovs or the older but higher-velocity Tokarevs. She checked that it was loaded, all six bullets nestling in their chambers. She glanced at Kadinsky, thought about killing him. But the other henchman, the fat one with slicked black hair – hence, Slick – had his Glock trained on her, his lopsided leer daring her.
Kadinsky waved a hand towards Katya, five metres away. He tilted his head left and right, then settled back against the soft leather, took a gulp of whiskey, and smacked his lips. ‘The red rose in the bowl of flowers behind her left ear. Shoot it. From where you stand.’
Slick’s eyes flicked toward Katya, gauging the angles. His leer faded.
Nadia stared at her sister and the rose. Most of it was behind her head. Only one leaf of the scarlet blossom was exposed. She swallowed, then lifted the revolver, and took up a shooting stance like her father had taught her. Right arm firm, elbow not fully locked, left hand under the fist, prepared for the recoil. She had to do it before anger built and disrupted her concentration. She cocked the hammer, lined up the shot, then spoke to Katya’s serene, trusting face: ‘Love you,’ she said. Then she breathed out slowly, as if through a straw, and squeezed the trigger.
Masonry exploded behind Katya. The crack was so loud that three other men burst into the room, weapons drawn. Kadinsky waved them back as Pox peeled the revolver from Nadia’s stiff fingers. Petals fluttered to the floor amidst a plume of white powder from the impact crater in the wall. Katya sat immobile, pale, the hair on the left side of her head ruffled as if by a gust of wind. A trickle of blood oozed from her left temple, and ran down her cheek.
Katya, lips trembling, beamed at Nadia. ‘Still alive,’ she said, her voice hoarse. She touched the graze with an unsteady forefinger.
Nadia began to shake. She folded her arms, refusing to give Kadinsky the satisfaction.

Excerpt from 66 Metres by J F Kirwan. Copyright © 2017 by J F Kirwan. Reproduced with permission from J F Kirwan. All rights reserved.
J F Kirwan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Barry (JF) works by day in aviation safety, and writes at night. He is also a diving instructor and has dived all over the world. He got hooked on writing when people started arguing about his characters as if they were real people. He is married and lives in Paris, because the coffee is better there, and he needs coffee to write.

 

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MY THOUGHTS -
This story was Brilliant! I don't throw that word around very often when describing a book, but in this case it absolutely fits. It was very exciting, lots of action! I loved reading about the deep sea diving which I know nothing about. And, it is something I would never do! It seems way too scary for me. But it was very interesting to read about. You can definitely tell the author is an experienced diver.

There is a lot going on in this book, seriously never a dull moment. There are a lot of players to keep track of and I did get confused once (so once isn't that bad! LOL). but as I read on I did figure it out.

Great character development. I loved Nadia and I can't wait to follow her to 37 Hours. There are a lot of "bad guys" and shady characters in here. You are never sure who to trust. But for some reason, I loved Jake - he won my heart right away, there was just something about him.

And to top it all off - the ending was FANTASTIC! It certainly left you wanting to read the next book! Which I will be doing  :-)
Great writing, great characters, great edge of your seat action - this book is a no-brainer!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours Thank You!

 

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7 comments:

  1. You never steer me wrong when recommending a book so this one just moved up in my TBR pile!

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    1. Yes, you need to read this one, its very exciting!

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  2. Fantastic review! Thanks so much and hope you enjoy 37 Hours! :-)

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    1. Question -
      Do you have any plans to have your books on audible?
      I was telling my husband about this book and how much he would love it.
      He's a truck driver and listens to audio books but never has time to read.

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  3. I must read this book now!!!!! You see what you do to me. ;)

    Excellent review, Wendy!

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    1. Yes girl! You would love this book for sure!
      A lot of action and a strong female lead - UGH! Forgot to add that to my review!

      And then you will want to just read the whole series. LOL
      Might as well just buy them all!

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