Autumn, 1990. The Gulf War is just beginning. The IRA are suffering. And the British government is on red alert; rumours of a second invasion of the Falklands swirl; the UN has refused Argentina’s claim to oil rights on the islands and now the fate of the land and its black gold are at stake.
Back in London, the international property market is imploding as fund managers tussle with a world in deep recession. Property surveyor, Rupert Brett is fighting to stay on top but past deals come back to haunt him when the authorities require his specific skills once more. Tasked to open an international office in Buenos Aries by the British government, and partnered with an SAS operative named Chris Adams, Brett is thrust into a new deadly game. Time is running out and the sailing season in the South Atlantic is arriving.
If you didn’t read my review for Simon Fairfax’s first book No Deal’s Done ’til It’s Done, then what are you waiting for? You can view it here.
So after Simon Fairfax’s debut, which really hooked me, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened in this one. I knew a little bit about the exotic location and how it gets a little more intense but still had no idea what was going to happen.
Sometimes it’s easy for a second book to become a disappointment, but what I like about this novel is you can see the author go from strength to strength as they gain confidence in their research capabilities and storytelling.
I loved the danger and adventure in this one. I don’t think you can compare it to the first book as they’re very different adventures but I definitely loved how I couldn’t put it down!
Rupert is roped into more undercover work and is whisked away to Argentina on a matter of state security to find out what’s going on. I don’t want to get into too much detail, but I will say that Rupert’s right hand man is an SAS soldier by the name of Chris Adams and between the two of them, they get into some pretty hot water! Eek!
Fairfax’s style distinguishes him from others in the market and really makes this a stand out novel. If you’re looking for a bit of an adventure with a twist, then this is definitely the book for you. It’s not your traditional murder/mystery crime book. Instead, we’re dealing with crime on an international level – countries are at stake.
I won’t say any more…
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