Monday 20 April 2020

#BlogTour Power Play by Tony Kent

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Power Play by Tony Kent.
About the Author
Tony Kent is a 40-year-old criminal barrister who draws on his legal experience to inspire and bring unusual accuracy to his thrillers. Long ranked as a 'leader in his field', Tony has prosecuted and defended the full range of criminal trials. He now specialises in the defense of serious crimes such as kidnap, murder, armed robbery, extortion and high-value fraud. A regular at London's Old Bailey, Tony's case history includes many high-profile, nationally reported trials. Before his legal career Tony represented England as a heavyweight boxer and won a host of national amateur titles.

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About the book
When a plane explodes over the Atlantic Ocean, killing hundreds of passengers, including controversial US presidential candidate Dale Victor, it appears to be a clear-cut case of terrorism. The suspect has even confessed to the bombing. But as criminal barrister Michael Devlin is about to discover, everything is not as it seems.

Also suspecting there are other forces at work, intelligence agent Joe Dempsey is driven to investigate. Who would have wanted Victor out of the way - and would commit mass murder to do it? As the evidence begins to mount, everything seems to point to the US government itself, all the way to the top. And now someone is determined to stop Dempsey and Devlin from discovering the truth. At any cost.

With countless more lives on the line, Dempsey must find a way to prove who's pulling the strings, and free the White House from the deadly grip that has taken hold of power.

This is the third book of the Killer Intent series, but can be read as a standalone novel.

The read starts off with a tragic disaster, a well-planned disaster. The kind that often gets swept under the carpet as an unfortunate accident, but is in reality a political chess move. Why would someone voluntarily own up to being the perpetrator?

That's exactly what Michael Devlin is confused about. The suspect doesn't appear to be the type to plan and execute an assassination, but then is there really a type? Instead the man appears to be living in complete terror and fear, but fear of whom?

Devlin and Dempsey are on either sides of the scale when it comes to justice and retribution. Where Dempsey is willing to sacrifice everything to get the truth, including putting his own life in danger, Devlin is driven by the need to keep his loved ones safe.

This lack of equality doesn't stop either of them from digging into the motivation and persons behind the atrocity who are willing to kill the innocent to achieve their goal.

It's a fast-paced political and legal thriller.

Kent delivers a ruthless, brutal read, which plays with the question of guilt - the different shades of truth. It's an interesting premise given we live in a world where plenty of controversial political figures have fallen prey to accidents and convenient deaths, so Kent doesn't really have to dig too far into fiction for inspiration.

Buy Power Play at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Elliott & Thompson; pub date 16 April 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

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