Le and what xactly went wrong in the previous attack unbeknown to the The Casa Mono Cookbook enuiry panel or the public he is also involved in his next project On this occasion his source is Rashid a young man who has been fighting abroad for the cause and has now been selected as one of the main perpetrators of the next planned attack He has allegedly become disillusioned and was therefore willing to be recruited by British Intelligence Services in an attempt to foil the next attack But can he be trusted That is the million dollar uestion but there are no certainties in Jake s world and he cannot afford to make a second mistake This book basically gives a blow by blow account of the anti terrorist operation as it unfolds Inssence this book is a very detailed behind the scenes look at counter terrorism and it is fascinating I have absolutely no idea whether the methods used by the Intelligence Forces in this book were realistic but as Nicholas Searle the author worked in Intelligence for many years presumably this lends a degree of authenticity to the narrative The methods used to fight terrorism are far complicated than I could ver have nvisaged and the amount of work reuired combined with the numbers of people involved
in a single operation are staggering as procedures and processes are put in place to safeguard the a single operation are staggering as procedures and processes are put in place to safeguard the of the British public Not only are we given an insight into a world which would normally be totally inaccessible to mere mortals but the book also investigates the complex relationships between all the participants in this multifaceted operation and how trust becomes a leap of faith tempered by a very large dose of caution I thought that the aspect of the book which worked particularly well was the way in which the author allowed us to xamine the feelings doubts and motions of all the concerned parties And when I say all I mean not just the police and the government departments involved in the operation but also the terrorists themselves and the members of the public who have been affected by previous attacks For me the downside was that there was just too much detail and I affected by previous attacks For me the downside was that there was just too much detail and I myself getting bogged down and actually a little bit bored with the minutiae at times Also although written in the third person I often found myself unsure as to who the subject was which didn t make for an asy read I had never come across Nicholas Searle before but will look out for his other books Whilst I was not totally convinced by this one it was good nough for me to give his books another chance Disappointing I greatly Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) enjoyed The Good Liar by the same author so had highxpectations for this It began well but about two thirds of the way in started to sag with long conversations rather than plot development and the nding felt like a let down with uite a lot of loose nds untied and a lack of a convincing round off A great pity Ending was very underwhelming rest of book nicely written A Fatal Game is another fantastic thrilling book from this talented authorFirstly the author has clearly done a lot of research into terrorism as there is a lot of details included into the story which I found very interesting to read about I didn t know how all the different services in the UK like the police are counter terrorism units worked together so I thought it was fascinating to discover about this These little details also helped make the story seem real so I felt invested in what would happenThe characters are all very well drawn and believable and I njoyed getting would happenThe characters are all very well drawn and believable and I njoyed getting know them better over the course of the book The author slowly reveals to the reader about their background and why they are in the situation they are in which made me feel sympathetic to them as I understood the reasons behind their actionsI thought this was a very absorbing njoyable read which I found asy to get into The pace is uite steady and there is always something to keep the reader s attention The Conflict in Blood ending was a bit surprising as I didn t see itnding the way it did for some of the charactersHuge thanks to Ellie Hudson from Viking. G British Asian man Rashid recently returned apparently disillusioned from battle who he hopes is the key to foiling the next attack and to getting Jake to the leader of the network But is Rashid really working for British intelligence or has Jake put his faith in the wrong man once again A Fatal Game is the story of an organization and a single man. ,
I like it when an author does not get typecast and very book Nicholas Searle has written is totally different but of ually high calibreI really njoyed A Fatal Game a tense thriller dealing with the terrorist threat that
us all today when nobody is uite sure who or she seems to beIs the mole within the terrorist cell playing the intelligence services or is he really trying to help themThe secret is not revealed until late on in what is a captivating and well plotted book that never fails to thrillHighly recommended When a terrorist bomb goes off in a busy station and innocent civilians are killed tough uestions are asked For Jake Winter this is too close to home as the bomber was one of his agents Juggling appearing at the nuiry with handling his latest recruit Rashid Jake is close to the Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) edge As Rashid lets Jake know that another attack is due Jake feels his life unravellingThere are some really good ideas in this book but sometimes they get lost in the welter of well meaning Ideas about modern politics are pushed through less likely characters and it all becomes very confused towards thend with the plot turning in on itself Searle can plot a decent story and has really modern ideas about the nature of spying but tighter diting would make his books sing Highly touted as being in the Le Carre line of craftsmanship this thriller is unfortunately not up the master s standardYes there is the highly contemplative writing the self doubting main secret agent who has a higher moral standard than what the service and the meddling politicians impose on him There is in fact a bunch action than you ll find in Le Carre s last novels However the self reflective dialogs appear to me uite stilted and artificial The worst point is an intellectual discussion between secret agent and the mother of two terrorist victims no grieving mother could have such a coldly rational dialog with a man who she must identify as a main culprit of on operation gone badly wrong It s testament to the sign of our times when this glimpse into the mindset of a terrorist organisation both from the insider dealings of the terrorists and also from those who seek to protect a terrorist organisation both from the insider dealings of the terrorists and also from those who seek to protect public from harm is such a fascinating and timely readWhen a surveillance goes horribly wrong Jake Winter a British intelligence officer feels the full force of public condemnation but with a heightened sense of danger comes an obligation to get it absolutely right next time Using contacts within a terrorist organisation is a brave and determined move but is not without considerable danger and it is this dangerous aspect which is xplored in detail A Fatal Game is one of those stories in which you re never uite sure who is working for whom or indeed if any of the undercover operatives are truly what they seem and therein lies the strength of the novel and is what kept me guessing until the Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design endThe author writes well and maintains a high level of tension throughout the story without compromising on the believability in the way the plot unfolds Reading of the author s background of working in intelligence for many years it s obvious throughout the novel that he is writing about what he knows and he does so withoutver seeking to over sensationalise the after The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths effects of a terrorist attack and always with a keen sensitivity for those people who may have been caught up in such an atrocity in real lifeTo say too much about the plot would give far too much away as this like all suspense stories is best read without any spoilers and in keeping it that way the full force of thending will impact on you as much as it did to me A major terrorist attack has just hit a busy train station and members of the public have been killed The Security Services knew about the planned attack in advance and Jake Winter was the Intelligence Officer in charge of the operation to stop it His career his self Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems esteem and his confidence levels are at an all time low but life has to go on While he is attending the publicnuiry and being interviewed in detail about his ro. FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD LIAR SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILMA terrorist attack has just hit a busy railway station Jake Winter was the British intelligence officer in charge of stopping the attack and now his career and his conscience are in freefall Jake's next anti terror operation has to be a success He has got himself a new source a youn.Faces Us All Today When Nobody Is Uite Sure Who
Free read A Fatal GameFor inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book A Fatal Game When life is not a game Nicolas Searle has once again written an xcellent thriller and continues the good work that he began with the Good Liar He is following in the well trodden footsteps of Le Carre and OTHERS AND HE KNOWS HOW TO KEEP YOU HOOKED and he knows how to keep you hooked the ndJake Winter has an asset in play all he has to do is lead the team to the local railway station and see who the asset meets All the police and the spooks are close and following and then boom his asset detonates a bomb Then the subseuent public inuiry he is under pressure to tell the truth and not to avoid answering some of the uestions Some of the The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth establishment would like someone to pin the blame on for the terrorist outrageWhile he has to attend the public inuiry he also has another asset in play who is almost ready to reveal who the main person is behind the outrage at the railway station and who is intent on terrorising this northern town He knows that his new operation with Rashid has to be a success a recent returnee from the Middle East he needs for this to turn out a success andverything lse will be duly forgottenJake is beginning to be disillusioned with the operations disillusioned with the service and the lies This not being helpful when you have people s lives in your hands The service is also worried about Jake and the operation ven so the closer the operation is to the final In Deeper event With so many uestions of trust do you trust your asset do you trust yourself do you trustveryone Personlighetspsykiatri else around you Jake is a character that many people could identify withspecially the self doubt and the panic when under a serious amount of pressure from the bossA Fatal Game is a great story of our times that will keep you gripped from beginning to Audiology end Who isn t fascinated by the world of spooks These men and women whose jobs are steeped in mystery so much that they aren tven allowed to talk about it spend their days in ways we know nothing about And maybe that s not such a bad thing After all there is a lot of stuff going on out there in the world and none of it is particularly good Ignorance is blissIn A Fatal Game we meet Jake Winter Jake is a spy for the British Intelligence Service but things are about to come crashing down around him The story starts with a terrorist attack on a busy railway station Jake was in charge of stopping this attack but his asset seems to have played him for a fool While an nuiry into this terrorist attack is ongoing Jake s job doesn t just stop He s found another source who s part of yet another terrorist cell But can this young man
trusted or history repeat itselfThis is one tense ride and you re never really uite sure how it will all nd which seems fitting because neither do the characters in this story I thoroughly Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity enjoyed the way Nicholas Searle tackled this intriguing tale from various angles The reader follows Jake and his partner as they meet with the source we are also introduced to the members of the terrorist cell we follow the preparations from the armed forces the political games behind the scenes and thenuiry into the railway station attack which makes you feel like a member of the audience desperate for answers while all the while feeling none will be forthcoming All these points of view really place the reader right in the centre of all the actionWhat a compelling read this is Full of fascinating characters deceit the games some people play and never uite knowing what will happen A Fatal Game feels horribly realistic utterly believable and somewhat frightening If anything it has left me with the utmost admiration for spies all over the world in awe of the responsibility they face very single day and the knowledge that it isn t at all as glamorous as it looks on tv It may bebe trusted or
SHORT AT A MERE 245 PAGESat a mere 245 pages it packs uite a punch and it held my attention throughout right up until the uite dramatic conclusion A Fatal Game is a well plotted spy thriller that will undoubtedly appeal to fans of the genre. In a state of panic And panic is the last thing you need when you're playing a game like this PRAISE FOR NICHOLAS SEARLE'It reminded me strongly of John le Carre this is high praise' Daily Mail'Unbearably tense' Daily Telegraph 'Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carré' Daily Express'You will have your socks knocked nay blown off' Stylist.