Okay, so I completely messed-up the blog tour for Tight Lies by Ted Denton due to a series of unfortunate events, so I had to scramble some time to read the book and write-up the review. Should’ve posted on the first day… now I am posting in the last day… Oups.
Genre: Political Fiction/Thriller
Year Of Publication: 4th July 2019
Publisher: Urbane Publications
My rating: 4 stars
“A young Daniel Ratchet arrives in Spain to begin his dream job as a golf agent on the European Tour. In London, the Russian Rublex Corporation, with its history mired in ‘Vory’ mafia criminality, is working on a huge gas deal off the Falkland Islands with the British government. Veteran civil servant Derek Hemmings is tasked to rubber-stamp the deal for the Foreign Office.
But things are not what they seem … With the help of Wallace, a cantankerous old golf coach, Daniel discovers match fixing, fraud and corruption on the Tour, all at the seeming behest of Rublex. A thorn in the Russians’ side, Daniel is kidnapped before he can expose the truth. Wallace, needing help, contacts an old army buddy who deploys violent loose cannon Tom Hunter on a mission to save him. ” [Goodreads blurb]
Needless to say, I am a sucker for a good political thriller because the stakes are high and you never know who your true enemies are. Tom Hunter is also a bad-ass and I loved his character which in my head I pictured looking like Ethan Hunt.
The characters were interesting and I loved trying to figure out alongside Tom what was happening and who to trust (I never trust anyone, lol). The plot was engaging and full of action which meant that I was invested and interested in the story, to see what would happen next. The writing style was to the point, honest, which felt right for Tom. His internal monologue felt realistic and it honestly made me smile.
Author Ted Denton was offered a bursary at an early age to serve as a commissioned officer within the British armed forces. Fascinated with both geo-political relations and bipartisan negotiation, Ted has engaged with international governments, political faculties and Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGOs).
Ted has forged an exciting career through his founding of a private international consultancy. He undertakes extensive global travel and exploration. Ted is passionate about writing, boxing and adventuring.
Buy Link: Amazon UK