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The Godfather of Kathmandu (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, #4)
Ape House
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Operation Napoleon
Walking Dead
The Sentimentalists
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The Midnight House
Cross Fire
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Finding Nouf: A Novel
City of Veils: A Novel
First Daughter
A Place of Hiding
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"The Missing Activist", by Louise Burfitt-Dons

Book#1 in Karen Anderson British Political Thriller series

Post referendum, Britain is a country on high alert for terrorist attacks

Set against a background of Islamist Jihad “The Missing Activist” exposes the shenanigan that goes on in the Tory party. The author writes her story with knowledge and conviction. Her words are strong and engaging.

What a page-turner that is a bit too real but no less gripping. When a young political activist goes missing, private investigator Karen Anderson is called to look into the case. What she finds is a party system whose secrets must be kept at all costs, loyalty above the truth. On her search she unexpectedly dovetails with a female jihadi bride operation.

This fast-paced thriller tackles two controversial topics: the political and religious ideologies which are fuelling jihadi behaviour and how girls are drawn from the West to Syria. It also touches the victims of bullying/scandal /campaign allegations. The author admits to have taken creative license as regards the extent of corruption. The book is presented in bite-size chapters and is specially structured for the thriller genre with all the twists and turns one can expect. The plot is captivating, oh! Boy did I have a hard time setting it aside (darn chores). From page one I was held captive….this is an unputdownable read.

The characters are well drawn and believable, they play their roles perfectly but we do have a plethora to follow so don’t blink or you will miss out. They are introduced in the first quarter of the book and their presence reoccurs throughout the story. What a dark and bloody world these characters inhabit…

Filled with intrigue and thrills “The Missing Activist” is an excellent read. Well-done.

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