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Book Review – Capture or Kill by Tom Marcus

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Capture or Kill by Tom Marcus

Official blurb 

From the bestselling author of Soldier Spy, former MI5 officer Tom Marcus, comes the first in a thrilling new fiction series.

Matt Logan is an MI5 agent for the British government. Working on the frontline of counter-terrorism in the UK he’s trained to protect its citizens against all threats.

When two brothers known operationally as ‘Iron Sword’ and ‘Stone Fist’ are suspected of plotting a major terrorist event, Logan and his team work undercover to track them down. If they fail, an attack will be unleashed that will rock the country to its very core.

Frustrated by always needing to obey the rules, Logan yearns for a way to break through the red tape that hinders their progress. His wishes seem to come true when he is offered the chance to join a new, deniable outfit known as ‘Blindeye’.

Then devastating news reaches Logan, throwing his world into turmoil. But one thing remains certain, he will join the team and become their fiercest, most ruthless operative . . .

Capture or Kill is the first in Tom Marcus’s breathtaking series featuring tortured MI5 operative Matt Logan.

My Review 

Matt Logan is an MI5 agent and when a mission goes ‘wrong’ and they lose the subject of their observations, he’s frustrated at the powers that be. There is then a terrorist attack and his family are gone. He almost loses the will to live and contemplates suicide but because of his sheer dedication to get some sort of revenge he decides to carry on.

He and some members of his team are recruited into a sort of black ops team, with full deniability and all sorts of tech at hand to try to stop further atrocities in this incredible, fast paced, breathtaking novel. The writing is so attention grabbing you really cannot stop reading, as you just have to know what on earth is going to happen next. 

There are twists, some insights in to politics of undercover operations, politics in general and sheer brutal violence at times. In my opinion a more modern day cross between Robert Ludlum and Le Carre. I can thoroughly recommend it.

My thanks to The Pigeonhole and the author for the opportunity to read Capture or Kill.

Published in May 2018 by Macmillan