Story I remember the bombings in London uite clearly I watched the vents unfold on BBC News with my then boyfriend now husband We d booked a fortnight s annual leave and that Thursday we were having a lazy day njoying a cup of tea as the news overtook all the scheduled daytime TV It was
unbelievable the sight before usSo when I hear rave reviews about the Theseus Paradox I knew I wanted to the sight before usSo when I hear rave reviews about the Theseus Paradox I knew I wanted to it and I am really glad I didI read the first two chapterswhat a way to start Fast paced with gasp moments The story keeps pace particularly gory in places However I didn t want to read this too uickly it felt a book I should take my time on I felt I was there with DI Jake Flannagan I loved the parts of the book based in Leeds my current hometown I remember the M1 not having roadworks so you could do 70mph and Millgarth was an ugly building no longer there as it s made way for a new shopping complex There are also little snippets of history and fact dropped into the story they don t feel out of place in the slightest and give an lement of authenticity to the story For Die Neurobiologie des Glücks example Jake crawls through the Blackwall tunnel at one point I lived in Dartford for 6 months andven in that small space of time the tunnel was ither closed or at a standstill during the dayThe uestion is how much of The Theseus Paradox is real and how much is fiction Only you can decideThank you to the author and Biblophile Book Club for sending me a copy of this book in xchange for my honest review The Theseus "Paradox is a tense and steady read that certainly picks up pace the further into the novel "is a tense and steady read that certainly picks up pace the further into the novel goJake Flanagan the main character is obviously very passionate about his work He goes above and beyond what he needs to do ven working undercover which is something his bosses would not be happy with Even though he is highly committed in his working life he is the total opposite in his personal life Jake seems to just have a self destruct button when it comes to his own life He had it all a lovely wife children nice home but after losing his mother his whole world just seemed to fall apart Since then he just seems to be spiralling out of controlA lot of the novel is based in and around West Yorkshire so for me a reader who lives in Leeds there are lots of areas and places that Jake goes to that I Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction easily recognised Though knowing of his reputation with women I would probably steer clear if I wasver to bump into himTerrorism is sadly something that threatens us all We have all seen on the news or in the papers of what happens when terrorists attack but something the public don t get to know much of is the work that is involved in catching these people Through Jake we get to have a better understanding of how hard our police force work in catching them It would be nice though if they all had the great instincts that Jake Flanagan doesJake actually reminded me of Bruce Willis in the Die Hard films He s a bit of a law unto himself He goes with his gut regardless of what others say He is a great character that I hope to see of in the futureI think the fact that the author in his previous role as a Scotland Yard investigator really shows in this novel Some of the story I almost felt like I was reading a non fiction book His years of xperience certainly comes across in this novel and it made the whole storyline ven though based on a real FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck event feel true to lifeI certainly hope that this isn t the last we have seen of Jake Flanagan This is a must read for any lovers of crime thrillersMany thanks to the author for a copy of this book inxchange for an honest review The Theseus Paradox drops you straight in the action and carries you on a cracking roller coaster ride to an xplosive conclusio. And fear of the unknownSometimes the answer is much closer to homeThe author David Videcette is a former Scotland Yard investigator who has worked on a wealth of infamous cases including the 7 July 2005 London bombings He has twenty years of police and investigative xperience as a British detective specialising in counter terrorist operations and organised crime He currently consults on security operations for high net worth individuals and is an The Man from Beijing expert media commentator on crime terrorismxtremism and the London 77 and 217 attacks David says A gripping and tense fast paced thriller which based on real Creating Lasting Value events makes it rather uncomfortablespecially as I remember 77 so well With short chapters this book is one of those you can t put down Fascinating and scary and sad at the same time PIlgrim fans will love this I was given this book by the author in xchange for an honest reviewWell what can I say This book actually had me gripped from the start so much so that I literally read it within a matter of hours I have to be honest and point out when the author first contacted "me i was intrigued but had well still "I was intrigued but had well still a massive TBR mountain that I did not see myself getting to read this book until arly next year Plus my book cover snobbery had reared I can t tell you the truth but I can tell you a story And what an absolutely mind blowing story it is too I knew I was in for a fantastic read after just a few pages and this book is going straight onto my list of books of the year Days after finishing it I m still reeling and trying to come up with words that will convince you to pick this up straight awayInspired by actual vents of the terrorist attacks on July 7th 2005 in London The Theseus Paradox takes you on a wild ride with DI Jake Flannagan who works for the Anti Terrorist BranchThe Theseus Paradox is one gripping fast
paced and tense read Mr Videcette offers an incredibly believable theory as to the vents of 77 that is and tense read Mr Videcette offers an incredibly believable theory as to the vents of 77 that is occupying a huge piece of my brain It s uite obvious the author knows very well what "he s talking about as DI Flannagan is blocked by red tape suffering the aftermath of the bombings and " s talking about as DI Flannagan is blocked by red tape suffering the aftermath of the bombings and frustrated with the slow pace of the investigation causing him to throw the rule book out of the window on multiple occasionsI was glued to the pages from the start and terribly annoyed when I was forced to abandon this book around the 80% mark because of a dinner obligation This is the kind of book that is so incredibly riveting that I would normally read it in one sitting and so to have that taken away from me let s just say I could have uite asily hurt someone With an intricate plot and a flawed yet likeable main character this story will mess with your head in the best way possible I can t recommend this one Modern South Asia enough This is an absolute must read and David Videcette moves right up onto my list of authors to keep anye on I can t wait to read his next book The Detriment Firstly I would like to say Many Thanks to the author for a review copy of this book in return for an honest review It was an absolute privilege to read it It s fast paced and has you gripped right from the beginning Based around DI Jake Flannagan and his uest to find the perpetrators of the London bombings His uest to attempt to stop terrorist acts before they happen This book certainly makes you think There is not a week goes by without seeing something regarding terrorism on the news and this book is so interesting it really does make you think what is really behind a lot of what goes on Jake is certainly one of those coppers that has his own set of rules And he will follow where his crazy mind takes him There has certainly been an awful lot of knowledge or research put into this book and it s really made it one of the Must read books of 2016 It s very well written interesting and will If you are a fan of fast paced crime thrillers then you ll love this Set after the 77 bombings the story follows DI Jake Flannagan and his attempts to uncover the real story behind the terrorist attack Short chapters keeps the pace high and a series of Picture Theory excellent characters pepper the storyline nicely I did however really struggle with Jake as a character There s self destructive and then there s this guy I felt he was I can't tell you the truth but I can tell you a storyHow much is fact and how much is fiction only YOU can decide'A chillingly credible tale based on real circumstances''A five starxplosive finale''Leaves the reader hungry to research this version of Ancestral Voices events''A believable conspiracy theory with an incredible ring of truth''This fictional thriller holds a lot of water Do not miss''A powerhouse of a fact fiction mash up''A stunning 'big reveal' at thend' 'Brilliant stuff that smacks you in the face'July 2005 in the midst of Operation Theseus the. .
Little too cliched at times and from the classic rogue cop style character to a nasty piece of work that I up disliking Some of his actions were a bit too far fetched and made him less credible as a character for me and I would suspect this would also be the case amongst his colleagues Toning him down a bit would have kept him in the perfect grey area in my opinion and the book would have been better for it The Theseus Paradox is a fast paced and unnervingly believable crime thriller based on London s 77 bombings of 2005I m not a big fan of crime and police procedural novels but was attracted to this book because I used to live in Bradford have family in Leeds and Dewsbury and terrorism absolutely terrifies me possibly And Bid Him Sing even than sharks and I find them really scaryI have to admit that I was also lured in by the line I can t tell you the truth but I can tell you a story Ooh the intrigueI give this book an overall 4 star rating but the last 20% gets 5 stars as does thepilogue and appendix which also had me glued to my Kindle screen I was dying to talk about it with my husband but he was still reading it so I had to keep my mouth shut which was really hard He too loved this book and gives it 5 starsI am confident that this will be an Aristotle Detective (Aristotle easy 5 star read for many of my friends who are crime and police procedural fans I highly recommend this to readers of those genres as well as those whonjoy action thrillers as I think many of you will love this I will definitely be recommending this to anyone who asks for suggestions of great crime thriller booksIf you re still reading this review and I haven t sent you to sleep then you really must check out this bookI would like to thank the author for a copy of this book via THE Book Club TBC on Facebook in Bones, Clones, and Biomes exchange for an honest review and wish him the great success this book deserves Thank you to David Videcette for a personal copy for an honest review and apologies as reading this book only on my computer in between reading books on my kindleA four star read and a great debut author who turns from a police detective to an author withaseGiven the background of the author David Videcette a former Scotland Yard investigator within the Metropolitan Police and who was a detective in the Anti Terrorist Branch during the 77 London bombings in July 2005 the reader has to decide what is real and what isn t A real brain teasing conundrum that leaves you wondering throughout the whole of the book was is fiction and what is truth The book is very cleverly written
it must been a difficult book to write given the constraints of the Official Secrets Act As he writes on his website I can t tell you the truth but I can tell you a storyTerrorism is sadly something that threatens us all We have all seen on the news or in the papers of what happens when terrorists attack but something the public don t get to know much of is the work that is involved in catching these people Through Jake we get to have a better understanding of how hard our police force work in catching them It would be nice though if they all had the great instincts that Jake Flanagan does although very much a loose cannon like Bruce Willis in Die HardDI Jake Flannagan is a real life character who has flaws in his personal life that most readers will be able to connect and identify withThe last third of the book turns into a rollercoaster ride as Jake goes through in his head Bringing the Empire Home everything that has happened and tries to make sense ofverything and where is his girlfriend ClaireI found the inclusion at the nd of the book about actual history vents totally Building the Cold War engrossing and jaw dropping and frightening I can t tell you the truth but I can tell you Largest police investigation that the UK hasver known Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult uestions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Metropolitan PoliceWho masterminded London's summer of terror Why can't Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigationIs Jake's absent girlfriend really who she claims to beWhile hunting for the answers to the most complex case in British history one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our timeTerror xtremism.and it must