“The truth costs nothing, but a lie can cost you everything…”
June 2007: a barbaric nail bomb is planted outside a London nightclub, a spy is found dead in his garden, and a blazing Jeep is driven into Glasgow airport. Three events bound by an earth-shattering connection that should have remained buried forever.
From the author of ‘The Theseus Paradox’, the smash-hit 7/7 thriller based on true events, comes the sequel about a real-life mystery that threatens to destroy a nation. Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan must uncover how a series of astonishing events are inextricably linked, before the past closes in on him.
We all have secrets we say we’ll never tell…
THE DETRIMENT: A compelling detective thriller based on true events (DI Jake Flannagan Book 2) (DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JAKE FLANNAGAN SERIES)
I feel like I have waited so long for this book. As soon as I read the first book back in Feb 2016 I have eagerly awaited this one. Knowing this was due out I have just done a reread of the first book to set me up ready for the new one.
I can safely say this book was well worth waiting for.
This book gets a super big 5***** from me. I need to scream and shout to all and sundry that this book needs reading. I can safely say that I don't believe anyone would be disappointed by this book. Personally though I would recommend reading The Theseus Paradox first.
After some of the recent events happening around our country this book really hits home. It really makes you think just what goes into finding suspects of terrorism and piecing all the evidence together.
Due to the fact that this book is so topical at the moment, my emotions were all over the place while reading this.
An exceptionally well written story, where you know that the author certainly knows what he's talking about, you have to remind yourself that this book is a work of fiction, based around true events, as the author says....
'I can’t tell you the truth, but I can tell you another story…’
I was concerned that because I had eagerly awaited this book coming out, that maybe it wouldn't be all I had expected. Well it was all I expected and more.
Jake Flannagan' we met in the first book The Theseus Paradox, and getting back with him on this journey was just great. Jake is a Detective Inspector with the Counter Terrorist Department, and is soon drawn right into a new case. It then becomes apparent that maybe this case is linked to something else. Jake manages to get his trusty sidekick Lenny working with him again, and I love the way these two interacted.
Jakes a real character a destructive risk taker, a bit of a, for want of a better word, a bit of a time bomb, a loose cannon.
He doesn't always think things through before acting, and this is what I like about him. I think this really adds to the story, and you can't help but think if he wasn't reckless then sometimes things could actually be a lot worse.
I loved every bit of this book, and once started it was hard to put down. I wanted and needed to sit reading this at every opportunity, for me it was a thoroughly enjoyable gripping read, and I would recommend this book to everyone.
I can not wait to see what David comes up with next. A fantastic author.
Biography"I went out to work one day and came home two weeks later wearing the same clothes and with fifty-six people dead."
A former Scotland Yard investigator with the Metropolitan Police, David has worked on a wealth of infamous cases. He's chased numerous dangerous criminals, entered and searched hundreds of properties and interviewed thousands of witnesses.
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With twenty years' police experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a detective on the Anti-Terrorist Branch during the 7/7 London bombings in July 2005.
Today he uses his police experience in his writing, as the author of a series of detective novels starring DI Jake Flannagan. 'The Theseus Paradox' is the first novel in the series. The truth behind the fiction was investigated by The Sunday Telegraph and ITV News.
DI Jake Flannagan returns in 'The Detriment'.
David lives in London. He currently consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals and is a key media commentator on crime, terrorism and policing for many broadcasters and newspapers, both nationally and internationally.
You can find out more about him here:
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I first read this book Feb 2016. As book 2 is due out soon I decided to reread this, and I can safely say it was just as good the 2nd time around.
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