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D. J. Wilkinson

Oxford UK
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-18

Another great book in the series

I never tire of Simon Scarrow’s books. Well written, interesting and exciting. I love the characters and the scrapes they get into. Recommend

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Astonishing

Given when this was written (1930’s) this is an astonishing book and is really a reader for today’s ills in many countries, including the US and UK. Actually this would be an interesting book on any political course.

Recommend

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-18

Great lessons in leadership and humility

This is an honest look back at his life, mistakes and successes. Lessons we can all learn from. I think some people will be expecting detail from his SF (special forces) days. Given the UK government moratorium on ex-SF operatives divulging *any* information about SF operations the days of ex-SAS/SBS and other SF units ‘tell all’ books are gone.
Given that, this is an excellent book, engaging, interesting and honest. You really get a sense of the man, his demons, and struggles. Well played.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I hadn’t realised

I hadn’t realised that it was possible for this series to get any better? It just did. I loved this continuing chronicle of Cato and Macro. Top marks ... and so on to the next one!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-18

Nice twists and turns but...

I enjoyed this book. I’m not usually a fan of crime Novak’s but this is an engaging and captivating story with some nice twists and turns.
However it took me a while to get used to the narrator whose voice is somewhere north of Marvin the Depressed Android.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-18

Murder most gentle!

I love these books. Beautifully written and researched, they conjure up the Middle Ages and Oxford wonderfully. Brilliant series. I really don’t want them to end.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Breathtaking pace

This book left me exhausted! Fast paced crime thriller from an author who has really grown on me.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Mildly entertaining but...

There was an old advert where people took a blind taste test of Pepsi or Coke. People took a sip of each and declared their preference. 8 out of ten people said they preferred Pepsi and yet most people drink coke. It turns out in a sip test Pepsi tastes better, but when faced with a full glass the sweetness of Pepsi is too much. Giles and Mary are like the Pepsi sip test. Great on Gogglebox in small sips, pedestrian in the extreme in larger doses. Their life is every bit as small and mundane as you might have expected.
A mildly entertaining book but I couldn’t finish a whole one thank you. Stilted reading by Giles and Mary based on stiles writing.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Great character great book

I like bed every second of this book. This is only the second murder mystery book I have ever read and I have to say Simon Kernick has it spot on. I am now hooked. Recommended

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-18

I don’t normally listen to crime novels...

This book came up as a special deal and I bought it by accident. What a great find! I am now working my way through Kernick’s books with great enthusiasm.
A really cool mystery with attending murders, twists and turns. Recommended.

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