#Bookreview for #espionage #thriller Colossus by Noel K Fletcher

Colossus

Colossus is the second book that I’ve read by this author and what I like about his work is the sheer scale of it. At 638 pages it is not a short read but it’s totally worth the investment of time. But it’s not only that but the fact that Fletcher’s storylines have a James Bond epic feel to them.

He has the big set pieces but there’s also an additional quality as we see the detailed and careful build up, from those blackmailed into playing their part, to those killed to prevent the truth getting out. The threads are gradually brought together until all the pieces fit and you can see the whole.

The spectacle at the centre of this story is the airship Colossus. It is on its maiden voyage taking in all the major capital cities on its inaugural flight but unknown to those on board there are others with a more sinister plan and the Colossus is just the right vehicle to deliver it.

In today’s world, filled as it is with terrorist atrocities every day I thought I knew where this plot was headed but I’d forgotten one of the carefully laid threads from earlier so for me it delivered a twist with a potentially far more devastating outcome.

Unlike the Bond storylines though it doesn’t take just one person to foil the plot (if indeed it is foiled? No spoilers here!) and although we have an agent in the form of Tom Ravencroft and his new recruited sidekick Rebecca ‘Becky’ Davis it takes the input of many to attempt to prevent a totally catastrophic event.

Well-paced throughout Fletchers RAF background is obvious in his knowledge of all things military. Although this information is precise and detailed it adds an authenticity to this novel which would be enjoyed by all those who love action adventure reads with an intriguing plot and well-written script.

For those who want to find out more, here are the links…

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

I reviewed Kobra by Noel K Fletcher here.

 

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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