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When the British Security Service learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches home soil.
The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack?
As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.
‘With themes torn from today’s headlines, Trojan catapults the real world into the literary with a bang! Read it; you won’t be disappointed.’ —Alex Shaw, bestselling author of the Aidan Snow series
‘Trojan is an edge of your seat, fast-paced thriller which kept me gripped throughout. A tense and action-packed story which was frighteningly plausible and topical. With a strong MI5 team trying to foil an horrific terrorist attack in London, Trojan kept me reading until the early hours desperate to find out what happens.’ —Tracy Fenton, The Book Club
‘I thought this was a fast-paced, action thriller to start with but then Alan McDermott kicked it up to full throttle and left me gasping for air! I seriously could not put this book down and now find myself, true crimebookjunkie-style, gagging for my next fix!’ —Noelle Holten of crimebookjunkie.co.uk
‘Trojan is a fast-paced, James Bond-esque thriller with a modern twist—and much like Fleming, the author uses exotic locations and creative ways to deliver a variety of shocks, thrills, and spills.…The technology and gadgetry is highly involving and inventive. Great for readers who enjoy action spy thrillers, with a bang-up-to-the minute plot.’ —David Videcette, former counterterror detective and author of The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment
‘McDermott blends fact and fiction masterfully, pulling the reader into a story that’s both utterly absorbing and terrifyingly possible, not letting go until the last of the smoke clears. A genuine five-star read.’ —Paul Grzegorzek, author of The Follow--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Alan McDermott is a husband and a father to beautiful twin girls, and currently lives in the south of England. Born in West Germany to Scottish parents, Alan spent his early years moving from town to town as his father was posted to different army units around the United Kingdom. Alan has had a number of jobs since leaving school, including working on a cruise ship in Hong Kong and Singapore, where he met his wife, and as a software developer creating clinical applications for the National Health Service. Alan gave up his day job in December 2014 to become a full-time author. Alan’s writing career began in 2011 with the action thriller Gray Justice, his first full-length novel.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B08LT1MKSC
- Publication date : October 23, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3667 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 301 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #448,118 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In your book, we can't always be the nice guy when dealing with the nuts out there, whether domestic or foreign. I was afforded anti terrorist training years ago and still keep up with the physical and mental aspects
He has his characters down pat, and I think they stood out for me more in TROJAN: you reel back from the look of daggers, feel the crush of hurt, warm glows between friends... The characters are 46% + the stories--just about pulled from the world news--are 54% and always excellent + another 10% can't-put-down factor = Winner! I don't need to recap the story for you, but I can give you my honest opinion about what I read, and Mr McDermott is one of my favorites. While it has a lot of the same characters from previous books, it could be read stand-alone. The research is obvious and thorough, and, James Bond--while I love him--pales in comparison to what is being done now, today.
Do a search for Alan McDermott on Amazon, purchase all his books: this one TROJAN, all the Tom Gray series, and binge read. I plan on reading them all again, because I know I will see something I missed the first time through.
The story was well thought out, although sometimes did get lost with a few too many characters. The major characters were nicely developed and the plot still had some twists and turns that made it so you wanted to read just one more page before stopping, and then one more and one more. Again, even though you had to know what happens to the main story, I still wanted to keep reading and that says a lot about the author's ability to tell his story. A good read for anyone ready to lose some sleep.
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If you are familiar with the Tom Gray series by the same author then some of the characters will be like old friends to you, but reading them is not a prerequisite as this is the beginning (hopefully) of a new series and can be read alone.
Managing to give us bad guys that have actual character and genuine motivation is what Alan McDermott does really well......no one dimensional baddies here.
As Andrew and the team follow every lead and twist and turn they realise they are up against a tactician that may well just be their match!
Alan gives you a real feel for the obstacles that a secret service must encounter. ... (First and foremost being secret can be a handicap) that their problems and restrictions feel true to life is a testament to the authors research. ... not that this is a boring procedural or information dump, far from it, it starts with a bang takes in two continents, several countries and gathers pace as it goes....With an ending that was genuinely tense. Hopefully Andrew, Sarah and the team will live to fight another day. A great read from an author at the top of his game.
I think the research was good and all the plots were very realistic. It took me a while to realise how the X3 was transported but I am happy that I guessed (for once) before it was revealed.
I loved the side story with Harvey and Sarah. It balanced the fast pace of the book.
It is violent at times but never gory.
I am surprised Alan McDermott needed to make a disclaimer for the fear of being labelled racist. The fact is, the story is derived from actual events and it could happen.
What I have appreciated is that all along the book, he inserted subtle reminders that there is a difference between muslims and fanatic islamists. I think it was very sensibly done.
I have loved the Tom Gray's series. It was nice to see familiar names but it would have love to see Tom Gray himself.
Well, bottom line, a book that all action readers will love....
What do the UK security services do when Syrian terrorists plan to attack the country? They know there is a plot, they find out what is happening, and all they have to do is stop it. It isn't easy.
It's rather good. And it suggests that we have been rather lucky so far. The security people are human - not superheroes. They mess up, they have lives outside the job (though not much, sometimes).
That's why I've dropped a star but I did find that I'd be reading for a lot longer than I thought I had and didn't want to stop when I realised how long it had been.
I have had the immense pleasure of reading, in chronological sequence, all of Alan`s six books featuring Tom Grey and I can`t wait for the next one, BUT this departure, featuring two characters previously met in the Grey series, Andrew Harvey and Sarah Thompson, both of MI5, gives Tom Grey a "rest" (he is living in Italy) and puts these two `up front` in one of the most thrilling (and I mean that word) books I have ever read. `Trojan` is a totally realistic, un-exaggerated piece of writing which takes the reader right into the action and into the mind-sets of both the criminal protagonists and those whose job it is to stop them.
Alan McDermott is an author who maintains excellent top-of-the-table consistency and in my view he is up there with the best of them - and deservedly so! One reviewer has stated that he is Alan`s self-appointed number one fan but I hope he will not mind if I join the number one slot with him.