37 Hours + Giveaway
by J.F. Kirwan
on Tour October 1-14, 2017
The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one…Imprisoned by MI6 for two long years in solitary, Nadia suddenly finds herself free again. But there is a price to pay for her release. Another dangerous and near impossible mission – retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her old nemesis, the deadliest of terrorists.
But he is always one step ahead, and soon Nadia finds herself at the front line of preventing London from disappearing into a cloud of ash. Only this time, she is ready to pull the trigger at any cost.
And with the clock counting down from 37 hours, time is running out…
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication Date: March 2017
Number of Pages: 315
ID: B01N3KP711 (ASIN) 9780008226978 (BN)
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 2 | 37 Hours is a Stand Alone Novel (You're welcome to read/review 66 Metres if you'd like)
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It has been a while since I have read a really good spy thriller. Yet, Mr. Kirwan has found that niche that I have come to expect and enjoy from spy thrillers. There are a few references to events that appear to have transpired in book one but it is not big enough to take away from the storyline in this book. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. Which is what I did. Although, I enjoyed this book so much that I plan to go back and read book one. Yet, it did take me a few chapters to find my groove with this book, partly due because I had not read the first one.
Nadia can kick some serious butt. Don't get on her bad side. I like that she stayed cool under pressure. When I used to pretend that I was an spy, this is the type of person I imagined that I was. Although, every strong woman does need a man in their lives. Luckily for Nadia she has Jake. He is used to Nadia being gone long periods of time and make coming back with a new scar because he risks his life doing the same type of thing. They are equally balanced and perfect for each other. Yet, their romance did not get in the way of the mission or distract from the story.
There was plenty of action. The introduction of other characters was nice. I was able to quickly figure out who was who and what their role was in the story. The ending is a good lead into the next book.
Read an excerpt:
After school J.F. Kirwan studied psychology, then worked in heavy industries, including offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, and nuclear power plants in the UK, US and Japan. Lately he’s been working with airplane safety, which enables him to travel to some far-flung places.
His job is about trying to prevent large-scale accidents. Having studied them for years gives him a sense of how catastrophic events start off slow, simmer awhile, then gather speed and accelerate towards the final event. He uses this experience when writing, and calls it tourniquet plotting. He also spent years as a martial artist, training in Hong Kong, and knows a thing or two about writing fight scenes. But his main passion is diving. He used to be an instructor, and has dived all over the world, and so all three books have an underwater element. Readers – whether divers or not – often say that the books are most vivid in the underwater scenes.
After a scuba-diving injury, and surgery on his back, he couldn’t dive for eighteen months. He missed it so much he started a novel about a young woman, Nadia, who was coerced into working for the Mafia. A fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, as well as other thriller writers such as David Baldacci, Stieg Larsson and Andy McNab, he wanted to create a female protagonist who could mete out justice when required. What started out as a bit of fun gathered momentum as a couple of agents got interested, and then HarperCollins snapped it up with a three-book deal.