The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts
Lulu Publishing Services (March 9, 2017)
Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime Fiction/International Mystery & Crime
Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit. She’s also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, set up to find and stop The Cartel. Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom’s SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah’s investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.
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“Train hard, fight easy. Train easy, fight hard – and die.” Motto of the Training Wing of the SAS
To me, this was a unique military thriller. Written in the future, the year 2026, with mention of some previous true life events/history. It was detailed and quick paced once we got there. Honestly, it is so much detailed in the beginning that I was at times hesitate to continue. The author asked that I give it to at least chapter 5 and I’m glad I hung in there. From there I felt the storyline picked up, and the action was quickly paced and thrilling. I think that the military thriller readers will enjoy it but the romantic suspense/military readers won’t make thru the beginning, just my opinion, but it’s not really pegged as a romance (though I did like the sweet love story part of it). Sarah is a badass policewoman. Competent, strong, a leader in a mostly male environment. Totally believable written. I liked that the military action seemed true-they take care of business within seconds (not the movies/TV versions where there’s lengthy gun battle-really, you wouldn’t expect or want that from special forces would you?) Some scenes were horrifying, some have humor, a sense of brotherhood, dedication, and courage. The author has written a completely developed plot, characters, and settings. Written in such a way that you’re drawn into the story and your adrenaline gets flowing along with the characters. Reading a book with a difficult beginning you wouldn’t think I would give it a 5 Star rating, but I am. It’s that good! A strong, compelling, and powerful read!
NOTE: The author provided me a copy to read and review. I liked it so much, I purchased my own copy. 😊
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Justin W.M. Roberts was born in London, son of a British Army General, and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, and England. After graduating from Hull university with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology, he continued traveling and living Europe, Africa, and Asia. He currently lives in Indonesia where he is an analyst of political affairs and an active promoter of secular humanism.