Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. He picks up a brick and smashes the padlock. Using his wits and his gun, Trevellyan is soon hot on the case, and has to resort to the latter fairly often. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Die Twice David Trevellyan Series 2. And how does the elite Navy guy, well-trained with high skills, infil the warehouse? Anyone familiar with Grant's first novel, Even, will appreciate the delicate situation of David Trevellyan, a British Naval intelligence officer who has recently finished a deadly job in New York and yearns only to return to the home office in London for another assignment. Assigned the job of finding the rogue agent and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his own instincts and skills.
The character is interesting and the story flows well. It almost seems like he welcomes it. I usually enjoy books like this. A member of the investigative arm of the British navy, Trevellyan found himself up to his neck in trouble in New York in the first book. The plot development prioritizes pace to such an extent that the reader often is playing catch up: what happened there? They're usually reserved for known terrorists and hostage takers who somehow slip every other kind of net.
As I said earlier, I really wanted to like this book. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. It picks up almost immediately after the end of Even David Trevellyan Thriller 1 , but it's not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one. Trevellyan is macho enough and deadly enough to satisfy the most jaded thriller fan, though he's slower than most readers will be to figure out what's going on. No one gossips about it. For example, in one part, the bad guys escape. Maybe in future books he won't do it as much.
David Grant is turning into one of my favorites, give him a shot, you won't regret it. Thanks for the contribution to my blog, and yes-I know what I wrote above revealed too much. The second novel with the character was pretty poorly written. It picks up immediately after the end of Even David Trevellyan Thriller 1 , but it's not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one. Perhaps it was the level of action which was fast paced, tight and very nicely done.
In fact, this is the better of the two, with a more tightly focused storyline. The action was predictable and holes in the plot could easily be found within the chapters of the novel. The buyers are from a small South African country in the throes of rebellion and a possible coup. He gets to find the hard to find people or items. Most orders shipped within 24 hours.
The only good thing is the fact it was a pretty fast-moving book. Grant has a highly readable writing style and he keeps the action up from beginning to end. To the same office where, just a week before, his new handler was attacked and shot by a Royal Navy Intelligence operative gone bad. The author starts every chapter with a lesson from his past training or jobs. Grant's first-person narration puts the reader in the front seat of heart-pounding action scenes with a hard man who has no compunction about killing.
At this point, Pepsi Max sounds pretty good to me, or even pumpkin spice frappés. But soon Trevellyan finds that, once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his own instincts and skills. Who has ever heard of Equatorial Myene? Written in the first person you are right in the middle of the action. Trust is an illusion—trust the wrong person, and it could get you killed. As in the first book, he opens each chapter with Trevellyan disclosing a little more information about his past or an anecdote from his naval training, and this device works really well. Trevellyan isn't sure if he's working for the agency or Fothergill, but he believes the threat is real. He has also no compunction of killing everybody who is in his way.
Three of my favorite authors are Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and David Baldacci. But he's no James Bond and he makes mistakes which makes things a bit interesting. Gun fights, chases, ambushes and meaty hand to hand combat are all there, and the style of writing makes it exciting and fun to read. One of my new favorites, Andrew Grant is a author on the rise and he and Trevellyan look to be ready for a long stay. This is where it starts to fall down.
Assigned the job of finding the rogue agent and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his own instincts and skills. David Trevellyan continues to operate on U. Interestingly, I haven't read the first book in the series, but that didn't seem to detract at all. Fothergill was like a father to David it seems to me, but his supposed hospital visit eventually informed me of his security over his confidence levels, bad guys carrying stories for other villains, ruined bars covering messes and corpses, apartment-like vacation spots, roads returned to once for everlasting absence after by David. My advice folks is to get in on this series now while it is only 2 books in. I enjoyed the writers first novel with the same lead character. After graduating from the University of Sheffield, where he studied Drama and English Literature, Grant founded a theatre company that produced original material, c Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.