37 Hours by J.F. Kirwan - GIVEAWAY!
by J.F. Kirwan
on Tour October 1-14, 2017
The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one…Imprisoned by MI6 for two long years in solitary, Nadia suddenly finds herself free again. But there is a price to pay for her release. Another dangerous and near impossible mission – retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her old nemesis, the deadliest of terrorists.
But he is always one step ahead, and soon Nadia finds herself at the front line of preventing London from disappearing into a cloud of ash. Only this time, she is ready to pull the trigger at any cost.
And with the clock counting down from 37 hours, time is running out…
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication Date: March 2017
Number of Pages: 315
ID: B01N3KP711 (ASIN) 9780008226978 (BN)
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 2 | 37 Hours is a Stand Alone Novel (You're welcome to read/review 66 Metres if you'd like)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
After school J.F. Kirwan studied psychology, then worked in heavy industries, including offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, and nuclear power plants in the UK, US and Japan. Lately he’s been working with airplane safety, which enables him to travel to some far-flung places.
His job is about trying to prevent large-scale accidents. Having studied them for years gives him a sense of how catastrophic events start off slow, simmer awhile, then gather speed and accelerate towards the final event. He uses this experience when writing, and calls it tourniquet plotting. He also spent years as a martial artist, training in Hong Kong, and knows a thing or two about writing fight scenes. But his main passion is diving. He used to be an instructor, and has dived all over the world, and so all three books have an underwater element. Readers – whether divers or not – often say that the books are most vivid in the underwater scenes.
After a scuba-diving injury, and surgery on his back, he couldn’t dive for eighteen months. He missed it so much he started a novel about a young woman, Nadia, who was coerced into working for the Mafia. A fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, as well as other thriller writers such as David Baldacci, Stieg Larsson and Andy McNab, he wanted to create a female protagonist who could mete out justice when required. What started out as a bit of fun gathered momentum as a couple of agents got interested, and then HarperCollins snapped it up with a three-book deal.
MY THOUGHTS -
Oh I am enjoying this series so much! I don't think I will be able to stand waiting for the next book 88' North! There is so much excitement in these books (this is the second one in the series), so much action, literally something happening on every page. Every single page puts you on the edge of your seat and threatens to push you off, but no... you are left there dangling, hanging onto every word!
The character development is great! Wow, this girl is kick-ass! Nadia is amazing, she's like Jennifer Garner in Alias. She is my new favorite super-hero!
Without giving anything away… This one's a tiny bit of a tearjerker in a couple of spots. Which is OK with me, combine the action and the heartwarming sentiments - perfect!
If you are a fan of action-packed thrillers, if you love a great kick ass female character, or just want to try something fast paced and different… This one is for you! But be sure to read 66 Metres (book one) it will give you an intro to the characters. Although you don't necessarily need to read it first, I would recommend it.