Saturday 30 December 2017

The Detriment

THE DETRIMENT: A compelling detective thriller based on true events (DI Jake Flannagan Book 2) (DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JAKE FLANNAGAN SERIES) by [Videcette, David]

DI Jake Flannagan is back in the Counter Terrorist Dept in Scotland Yard after a break following the last case.  This book sees up pick up some months later after The Theseus Paradox and if you haven’t read the first book, it would help you to read that before this if only to understand the characters.  With regards to the story it can be read as a standalone book.

We see ourselves 2 years after the 7/7 bombings with Jake having to take a bit of a side step and be under someone elses command, but still determined to be at the forefront of investigations and turning up as one of the first DI’s to the scene of a nail bomb planted outside a night club, a Jeep having been driven into Glasgow airport and a spy that has turned up dead.  Is there a connection between these incidents, will Jake be able to solve these incidents?

We meet the usual characters of Lenny (Jake’s sidekick) Claire (Jake’s on off girlfriend) and also get to meet a new DI called Mark Castle. Castle is a character that got under my skin and I wanted to grab him by the shoulder and shake some sense into him, which to me means the author has done a great job in describing him to annoy readers.   We also can’t have anyone upsetting Jake, can we?

Jake can see Castle isn’t all he cracks up to be and knows there is more to him than meets the eye and in usual Jake style becomes embroiled in investigating in the way and manner we know and love, setting out to annoy Castle and do what Jakes does best.

This was a page turner of a book and I can’t wait to see what’s next in store for our loveable DI Flanagan.
Thanks go to the author David Videcette for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book

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