A gripping intelligence based thriller with a strong and likable female character and a plot with plenty of twists and turns and action.
A fast moving political action thriller that keeps on giving. ‘The Unicorn’ by Tony Salter reintroduces readers to MI5 agent Nadia as she continues her hunt for an elusive criminal mastermind Ibrahim Abdel Hak, a.k.a The Unicorn, a dangerous man who seems to have all the substance of smoke and leaves destruction in his path whenever he appears. The opening of ‘The Unicorn’ is written so well that it can be read as a standalone, as the reader is quickly and seamlessly up to date on Nadia’s story and her past involvement with The Unicorn. However, after reading this story I’m sure you’ll be enticed to go back and read Salter’s earlier book ‘Sixty Minutes’ anyway. I was drawn in by the main character, Nadia, her strength and work as an MI5 agent as well as her earnest attempts to have some semblance of a normal life outside of the office. I enjoyed the ‘will they, won’t they’ tension between Nadia and Ed and I’m eagerly awaiting a next book for any further developments between these two characters. ‘The Unicorn’ kept me hooked and reading much later than I should have. When you think that the action is over, there’s room from something new to crop up or a new twist in the tale. A gripping intelligence based thriller with a strong and likable female character and a plot with plenty of twists and turns and action. A great read and I look forward to the next one.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
Ibrahim Abdel Hak is the Unicorn. Lost in the mists and shadows of urban legend, he waits and builds his plans in the cold darkness. Each time Ibrahim attacks, he leaves a trail of very real death and destruction in his wake. The world’s intelligence services know he is planning the worst atrocity yet. They know it will be soon. But they have no idea where or when the Unicorn will strike. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nadia Laroche is an MI5 field agent. Still recovering from injuries sustained during The Unicorn's bombing of the National History Museum, she has her own reasons to want to stop him. She was too late before. Can she find him and stop him this time ... before it's too late.
|Publication date:||12th November 2021|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 20/02/2022