Misdirection is the first novel in a series of international crime thrillers by Martin Link. High-tech and action packed, this may seem like the stuff of science fiction; however, the series features amazing new technology that actually exist in the world today.
When we first encounter the series' narrator, Lucas Norton, he's riding his bicycle through a sleeting rain, heading to his office in the British Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) complex in Cheltenham, England.
Meet the new James Bond. He has all the high-tech toys Britain's MI5 security service has developed at his disposal, but he's just a regular guy dealing with a promotion and marital problems, in addition to one hell of a caper.
Lucas's first assignment at MI5 is to chase down a lead that consists of an e-mail containing four high-level keywords, a barely-intelligible phone call made from the same smartphone from which the e-mail was sent, and a cryptic numerical text.
From this limited amount of information, the team quickly surmises that, rather than an act of terror, as was first feared, this is a high-target heist, organized by a very sophisticated operation, and it is already in motion. The question is, where?
With each clever twist and turn of the story line, you will be trying to solve the case before Lucas and some of the world's best security experts do, as they chase down a daring plot to make off with $48 million-right under their noses. Despite all their technology and brainpower, MI5 is always one step behind the perpetrators.
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A new name in spy thriller
I haven't read the print version but the narrator did a very good job. So yes probably.
Coops and Susie were both great female brains who gave the men a run for their money.
He handled accents pretty well and kept up with the pace.
No. I don't think it's that kind of book really but I appreciated some of the sarcasm.
I found this improved as I got into the story after a bit of a slow start in terms of connecting with Lucas, the lead POV. The twists and turns were highly addictive and I was eager to see how it ended. An entertaining read for any James Bond fan!
I thought he did a very good job with differentiating the characters.His voices were good.I enjoyed it a lot.
Fasten your seatbelt!
I LOVED this book!I read it all in basically 1 sitting.I enjoyed the narrator tremendously.He did a great job with the voices.The storyline was good,well written and easy to follow.It was a fast paced read.I'd love to hear more by these 2.