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01/02/2018

#BlogTour: 66 Metres by J.F. Kirwan @kirwanjf @rararesources #66Metres

66 Metres is published by Harper Collins and is available now. You can get your copy here. My thanks for the review copy and to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on the blog tour. 


The only thing worth killing for is family.

Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.

Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.

And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her... 

Book One of Nadia Laksheva spy thriller series

My Thoughts:

I would like to start by saying that I don't have much experience of reading spy thrillers, this however certainly didn't put me off of reading 66 Metres as I found the blurb to be so intriguing.

Nadia is devoted to her sister Katya and she has one last mission to do at the hands of Kadinsky to free them both from his evil clutches forever. However the mission proposed is the deadliest one yet, a mission to retrieve The Rose, a weapon capable of great destruction when in the wrong hands. 

I found 66 Metres to be fast paced from the offset, the constant cat and mouse chases were exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure. There is a great many characters and they all added to the storyline. J.F Kirwan has a great skill for creating a 'baddie' and an unlikeable character or two as well. 

Nadia is on the wrong side, I guess we could say she is a baddie but some of that is down to circumstance and I really liked her character and warmed to her as every page of the book turned. 

There is a lot about diving in the book, and as someone who doesn't even particularly like swimming I wondered if this would put me off this book. The opposite is true, I think when an author writes about a subject with such great passion that rubs off on the reader. These scenes were some of the best in the book. I could just imagine being down under the sea, perhaps better to not be followed by trained assassins but still....

This book has a hurtling pace with little let up. I found it absorbing and exhilarating and I can't wait to read the next one.

About the Author:
J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels. An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, and loves to set his novels in exotic locations. He is also an insomniac who writes in the dead of night. His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Andy McNab.

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