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What a great start to a thriller that just gets better and better for the book opens with what appears to be an attempted assassination of the US President in Trafalgar Square during a ceremony to respect the dead of both countries. It is here we are introduced to a professional killer, Joshua, whose role is to protect the ‘real’ killer, McGale, so we get both men shooting, killing or fleeing. It is all captured on TV by an American reporter and her experienced cameraman. Through fast action, clever double-crossing and a high body count, we shift to Ireland. Here, naturally, past terrorism problems cloud the scene and the plot thickens. This is the sort of tale you really cannot say too much about so I will finish with saying it is riveting with a good Irish and political plot, plenty of twists and turns, some love interest and well-drawn characters reminiscent of Le Carré’s Smiley novels, and that is praise indeed. Surprisingly it is a first novel but the author has excellent credentials, he is a criminal barrister and an ex-heavyweight boxer! It begins a series I’m glad to say. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
An assassin's bullet. A deadly conspiracy. But who is calling the shots?; `A twisty, action-packed conspiracy thriller. Kent knows how to bring the thrills' -- MASON CROSS, author of the Carter Blake series; When an attempted assassination sparks a chain reaction of explosive events across London, Britain's elite security forces seem powerless to stop the chaos threatening to overwhelm the government.; As the dark and deadly conspiracy unfolds, three strangers find their fates entwined: Joe Dempsey, a deadly military intelligence officer; Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter determined to get her headline; and Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with a secret past.; As the circle of those they can trust grows ever smaller, Dempsey, Devlin and Truman are forced to work in the shadows, caught in a life-or-death race against the clock, before the terrible plot can consume them all.
Closing date: 23/02/2020
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Such a gripping book, and an action packed thriller full of plot twists. I would definitely recommend. It was a brilliantly written debut novel and I look forward to reading more from Tony Kent. Full review
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a page turner, intricate and tightly plotted, it skilfully weaves many strands together as a massive cover up is exposed and the truth behind the murders emerges. Full review
As a fan of political thrillers, I really enjoyed this book. The plot kept you guessing from the very beginning until the last page. Full review
With more twists and turns than a government policy it zipped along at a cracking pace and kept me enthralled right up to the climax which came all too soon. Full review
Killer Intent by Tony Kent- an assassination, torture and murders, a fast paced novel with realistic characters, politics and a love interest, who could ask for more! Full review
A twisty, action-packed conspiracy thriller. Kent knows how to bring the thrills. - Mason Cross, author of the Carter Blake series
Killer Intent is not only considered but cleverly layered, unpredictable and best of all really great fun to read... My advice: Put it on your must have list for January. - Liz Loves Books
A perfectly plotted blockbuster of a book with killer intent -- Imran Mahmood author of You Don't Know Me
This is an absolute knockout debut novel from Tony Kent and with more of Devlin and Dempsey promised, I for one can't wait -- Shotsmag
Publication date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
|Publication date:||25th January 2018|
|Publisher:||Elliott & Thompson Limited|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Political / legal thriller,|
Tony Kent grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied law in Scotland. He is a top-ranking barrister and former champion boxer who brings a wealth of detail and personal insight to this unputdownable thriller. A regular at London's Old Bailey, Tony's case history includes prosecuting and defending many high-profile, nationally reported trials. Before his legal career, Tony boxed internationally as a heavyweight and won a host of national amateur titles. He is based in London.More About Tony Kent