I am delighted to share my review for Going Rogue by Neil Lancaster. Having recently read the first book in the series, Going Dark, I was eager to catch up with Tom Novak again. My thanks to Emma at damppebbles Book Tours for m spot on the tour and for arranging my e-copy of this fabulous book.
Let me show you what it is all about…
Tom Novak is back.
When a spate of deadly terrorist attacks hit the streets of London, Tom finds himself thrust into the middle of a fight for the survival of all he holds dear.
When the attackers hit closer to home than he could ever imagine, Tom is forced to make a choice between his duty or his conscience. In doing so, he enters a series of increasingly dangerous worlds, in the darkest corners of humanity.
Can Tom and his colleagues get to the bottom of a plot which threatens the very fabric of society?
Will they stop the terrorists before it’s too late?
When faced with the ultimate choice, which way will Tom go?
After all, as Cameron always says: “Always do right, boy…”
Going Rogue is the follow-up to the hugely successful thriller, Going Dark: the book that introduced Tom Novak as the hero who, in the words of best-selling author Tony Parsons, “makes Jason Bourne look like a vegan Pilates teacher”.
Get Going Rogue today, and start a rollercoaster ride of a thriller that you won’t ever want to put down.
Tom Novak is definitely back and is part of a team looking into bombings in London. These are vicious attacks on the Muslim community, time is of the essence as things seem to be escalating.Tom once again goes undercover to try to gain access to the group and get valuable info for an arrest.
Having recently read Going Dark, I was eager to reconnect with Tom in the second book in this series. It is again packed with action from the very outset as the attacks take place and as the team is gathered to discuss the best way to deal with the situation.
Tom is a cold character and in some ways this makes him a very good character to read about, given his cold outlook he does have a strong moral compass that has been instilled in him. If you have read the first book then you will understand this, but if you haven’t then things are alluded to in the story.
The undercover work that Tom takes on puts him right in the thick of things, and they cvould very easily go wrong. As many bases are covered as possible, but the risk of having his cover blown is always there, never more so as when the story takes a further development and the risks become more apparent.
The story progresses at a good speed and I was soon drawn into Tom’s world, it is dangerous and makes for great reading. The author weaves Tom this way and that throughout story and brings back some characters from the previous book.
Buster is a character that features along side Tom, he is Tom’s wing man if you like. The banter between these two is so good and had me smirking several times.
Once again the author has created a fast paced action read that puts his main character right in the middle of the action. Tom is tough yet fair, doesn’t like loose ends and is a brilliant character.
There is a snippet right at the end of the book that is a teaser for the next book and it has already got me eagerly waiting to see what happens next with Tom Novak.
If you like crime and thriller reads that delve into the dangerous underworld of society where there are no rules, then this is a series ytou really need to pick up. Going Rogue is a fabulous read and I would definitely recommend it.
Neil was born in Liverpool in the 1960s. He recently left the Metropolitan Police where he served for over twenty-five years, predominantly as a detective, leading and conducting investigations into some of the most serious criminals across the UK and beyond.
Neil acted as a surveillance and covert policing specialist, using all types of techniques to arrest and prosecute drug dealers, human traffickers, fraudsters, and murderers. During his career, he successfully prosecuted several wealthy and corrupt members of the legal profession who were involved in organised immigration crime. These prosecutions led to jail sentences, multi-million pound asset confiscations and disbarments.
Since retiring from the Metropolitan Police, Neil has relocated to the Scottish Highlands with his wife and son, where he mixes freelance investigations with writing.
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Thanks so much x
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You are very welcome xx
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Great review, although I am more into puzzle mysteries and cozies than crime thrillers. Still, the author has a wonderful background for writing this series, and your review makes the book appealing.
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Thank you Elizabeth, it is such a good read. I also like cosy mysteries, to be fair I read almost anything if it catches my interest! xx
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