In the UK, Detective John Steel is investigating the organization who killed his family. When he comes across information that something big is going to happen on the cruise ship Neptune, Steel goes undercover. He has fourteen days to figure out what is going to happen – and to stop it.
In New York, Steel’s NYPD partner, Detective Samantha McCall, is investigating a series of deaths. All seems run of the mill for the homicide detective until they find out that the deaths are somehow connected to the cruise ship John Steel is on.
McCall is convinced there is a mole in the department, but can she figure out who he is – and who he’s working for? Meanwhile, Steel is running out of options… and the clock is ticking.
I came across Stuart on Twitter and he seems like a lovely guy. His books also sound amazing, so when the chance came to review this one, I jumped!
The action starts from the first page. John Steel is thrown into the type of situation Bond or Jack Bauer might find themselves in. The book is fast paced and exciting with an intriguing plot. I enjoyed getting to know the characters – especially Steel who I could read 1000 books about!
The setting was a great choice – a cruise ship. Many books have be read at the minute find the characters ensconced in a far flung cabin or island, but to have it set on a liner crossing an ocean felt highly original.
I thought the dialogue was sizzling, the action snappy and the plot well thought out. Having not read the first book in the series didn’t matter, as this can easily be read as a stand-alone. However, like all good things, it should be enjoyed from the start. Buy both is my simple message. You won’t regret it!
Thanks to Emma for having me along for the adrenaline fuelled ride!
About Stuart Field:
Stuart Field was born in the UK, in the West Midlands. He spent his early years in the army, seeing service in all the known (and some unknown) hotspots around the world. He now lives in Germany with his wife Ani. When not engaged in highly confidential security work, he writes thrillers which perhaps mimic his life-experience more than the reader would like to believe.