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The Detriment – David Videcette (DI Jake Flannagan Book 2)

“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…

My Review:  Our favourite naughty DI is back, Jake Flannagan is a Detective Inspector in the Counter Terrorist Department based in Scotland Yard.  He doesn’t always play by the rules, but he always gets the job done.  2 years on from 7/7 he is back investigating 2 car bombs, a dead spy and an attack at Glasgow airport.

The Detriment is the sequel to the fast paced thriller The Theseus Paradox and once again David Videcette grabs you by the throat and drags you along in a frighteningly, topical story about terrorism and extremists.  With very short but gripping chapters, this is one of those “just one more chapter” books, and before you know it, you’ve finished it and your heart can stop racing and you can breathe again.

About The Author: “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.

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.

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