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Blog Tour: Extreme Prejudice – Gordon Bickerstaff

Read my reviews on some of the other books in this series – Everything To Lose The Black Fox

A foreign embassy official warns the UK government of a bomb attack on London. Zoe Tampsin’s Lambeth Group team is launched into a race against time to find the terrorists.

As Zoe unpicks the details, she suspects the informant didn’t tell her the whole story. With time running out, her team chase a promising lead only to have it wrenched from their grasp. Either the bombers were incredibly lucky, or they received a tip-off.

One of her team infiltrates the bombers. She discovers the attack has started, and her colleague Gavin Shawlens is missing, presumed killed by the terrorists.

While searching for Gavin, a massive disaster unfolds. Can Zoe stop colossal loss of life in a small community and prevent the collapse of a key pillar of society.

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I was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. I studied biochemistry, and I’ve worked in several Scottish universities where I did research on enzymes, and taught biochemistry. After thirty years of teaching and research I retired my academic pen, and took up a mightier fiction pen. 

I live in central Scotland with my wife and we enjoy reading, writing, and walking in the hills.

The Lambeth Group books follow the secret government investigations of undercover agent Zoe Tampsin. A strong female protagonist with courage, determination, and guile. She works with specialist consultant, Gavin Shawlens.

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My thoughts: I’ve really enjoyed the previous Lambeth Group books I’ve read, they’re really fast paced with lots of action and conspiracies. Extreme Prejudice is no different. Zoe and her team are after a group of suicide bombers, or so they think. There’s also a dodgy fake doctor peddling “cures” that seems connected and needs looking into, so she sends Gavin in undercover with Holly to see what they can find.

Of course something goes wrong and the team have to launch into action to stop the terrorists from carrying out their evil ploy, and rescue a missing journalist. Everything moves quickly and plans have to change on the spot.

These books are very readable, Gordon doesn’t make you suffer through pages of exposition and instead delivers a cracking plot that whizzes along. He’s also a massive supporter of book bloggers, so I’m very grateful for that. If you want a fun, fast paced, topical thriller with lots of action and adventure (and gadgets) then read this series.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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