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by Orenda Books, 15 March 2017. ISBN: 978-1910633663 (PB)
Author Matt Johnson was in the military and then
became an officer serving with the Metropolitan Polices force. These
experiences have provided him with the absolutely authentic material which he
uses to such good and gripping effect in Deadly
a group of officers from varying departments as they attempt of flush out the
ruthless family of criminals running a sex-slave industry trafficking gullible
girls from Romania into England and keeping them in the utmost squalor.
They have absolutely no regard for human dignity or life, male or female, and
the girls themselves are expendable, there being so many more where they come
from. The officer in charge is Robert Finlay, aided by various
colleagues, a man damaged by the earlier danger which his profession had put
his family into.
same. time, former soldiers are being exterminated one after another.
Why? Something of enormous value has been stolen, something heavily
involved with ISIS-style terrorism and the killers are determined to recover
it. But Finlay and his crew aren't sure exactly what they're looking for.
Johnson ratchets up the pace as the book progresses until the last few chapters
make it impossible to put the book down until the very last page.
Reviewer: Susan Moody
Matt Johnson served as a soldier and
Metropolitan Police officer for twenty-five years. Blown off his feet at the
London Baltic Exchange bombing in 1993,he was one of the first police officers on the scene of the 1982
Regent’s Park bombing. Matt was also at the Libyan People’s Bureau shooting in
1984 where he escorted his mortally wounded friend and colleague, Yvonne
Fletcher, to hospital. Hidden wounds took their toll. In 1999, Matt was
discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst
undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his
career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism. One evening,
Matt sat at his computer and started to weave these notes into a work of
fiction that he described as having a tremendously cathartic effect on his own
condition. He has used his detailed knowledge and memory to create a fast
paced, exciting and authentic tale of modern day policing. Matt Johnson is
living proof that PTSD is a condition that can be controlled and overcome with
the right help and support. He has been described by many fans as an
inspiration to fellow sufferers.
Susan Moodywas born
in Oxford is the principal nom de plume
of Susan Elizabeth Donaldson, née
Horwood, a British novelist best known for her suspense novels.Susan Moody began writing crime
novels with Penny Black, the first of the seven Penny Wanawake crime novels. She has a second series
of six books featuring bridge player Cassie Swan.In all, she has published 29 novels, most of them crime and
suspense. Susan spent two years as a Creative Writing Tutor in Her Majesty's
Prison, Bedford. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association,
serving in all as a CWA Committee member for seven years. She is a
long-standing member of the prestigious Detection Club and served for three
years as the President of the International Association of Crime Writers.In 2016 Susan Moody began a new series
featuring Alex Quick. Click the title to read a review ofQuick
and the Dead