Pendulum – Adam Hamdy (Pendulum Trilogy Book 1)


A photographer is mysteriously targeted for death in this white-knuckle ride deep into a terrifying conspiracy. If you love Lee Child’s JACK REACHER and Terry Hayes’ I AM PILGRIM you won’t be able to put this down

About the book:

You wake. Confused. Disorientated.
A noose is round your neck. 
You are bound, standing on a chair.
All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope.
You are about to die.

John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable.
Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour.
He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction.
The momentum is in his favour for now.
But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum…

You have one chance. Run.

About the Author:

Identified as an Amazon Rising Star, British author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy works with studios and production companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

He is the author of the Pendulum trilogy, an epic series of conspiracy thriller novels. James Patterson described Pendulum as ‘one of the best thrillers of the year’, and the novel was a finalist for the Glass Bell Award for contemporary fiction. Pendulum was chosen as book of the month by Goldsboro Books and was selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club.

Prior to embarking on his writing career, Adam was a strategy consultant and advised global businesses in the medical systems, robotics, technology and financial services sectors.

My Review: For those of you who follow me on Compulsive Readers or are a member of THE Book Club on Facebook, you will know that one of my greatest disappointments is having a family who DON’T read.  My 2 teenage boys have no interest in books and the last time my husband read a book he started on holiday in August 2017 and finished it the following year on holiday!!!!!!!!  so when I saw Adam Hamdy offering a full set of his Pendulum series on Twitter to encourage non-readers with a guarantee they’d love it, I decided to read Pendulum first so I can “vet” it for hubby when we go away next week.

Pendulum is the first book in a trilogy featuring John Wallace, a troubled war photographer who comes round to find a masked man in his apartment trying to hang him and stage a suicide.  Fate intervenes and Wallace grabs the opportunity to escape however the masked man is determined to finish the job and will take down anyone who stands in his way.

The story takes us from London to America as Wallace follows the trail of murder/suicides to find out who is trying to kill him and why.   With a body count that Tarrantino would be proud of, Pendulum is an action thriller with pace, excitement and several nail-biting moments.

A fast paced, page-turner of a thriller, Pendulum would make a cracking film and I’m pretty hopeful Mr F will enjoy it when he reads it next week.

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