by J.F. Kirwan
on Tour October 1-14, 2017
The only way to hunt down a killer is to become one…Imprisoned by MI6 for two long years in solitary, Nadia suddenly finds herself free again. But there is a price to pay for her release. Another dangerous and near impossible mission – retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her old nemesis, the deadliest of terrorists.
But he is always one step ahead, and soon Nadia finds herself at the front line of preventing London from disappearing into a cloud of ash. Only this time, she is ready to pull the trigger at any cost.
And with the clock counting down from 37 hours, time is running out…
Book Details:Genre: Thriller
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication Date: March 2017
Number of Pages: 315
ID: B01N3KP711 (ASIN) 9780008226978 (BN)
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 2 | 37 Hours is a Stand Alone Novel
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I really enjoyed 66 Meters by J.F. Kirwan, the first in this series so I was really looking forward to reading 37 Hours. Nadia has become one of my favorite characters so I really wanted to know what she would encounter next. The story starts of in a way that will suck you right in and JF Kirwan has managed again to keep me enthralled till the last page.
With 37 Hours he has again written a story that was very difficult to put down. There is so much happening but it is written in a style that it's easy to follow. The characters are well developed especially Nadia, but also the side characters. I love the interaction and bond between Nadia and Katya.
JF Kirwan has a writing style that draws me in and manages to keep me there. And that does not happen a lot. Nadia stays quite cool when under pressure, but she still has a side where she shows her feelings when in the right company and that is what I like about her. She is not a damsal in destress she is more then able to safe herself.
I can honostly say that I love this series and am very happy to see that the third book 88 North is coming later this year, because I really want to read it.
My rating: 4.5/5
Read an excerpt:
After school J.F. Kirwan studied psychology, then worked in heavy industries, including offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, and nuclear power plants in the UK, US and Japan. Lately he’s been working with airplane safety, which enables him to travel to some far-flung places.
His job is about trying to prevent large-scale accidents. Having studied them for years gives him a sense of how catastrophic events start off slow, simmer awhile, then gather speed and accelerate towards the final event. He uses this experience when writing, and calls it tourniquet plotting. He also spent years as a martial artist, training in Hong Kong, and knows a thing or two about writing fight scenes. But his main passion is diving. He used to be an instructor, and has dived all over the world, and so all three books have an underwater element. Readers – whether divers or not – often say that the books are most vivid in the underwater scenes.
After a scuba-diving injury, and surgery on his back, he couldn’t dive for eighteen months. He missed it so much he started a novel about a young woman, Nadia, who was coerced into working for the Mafia. A fan of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, as well as other thriller writers such as David Baldacci, Stieg Larsson and Andy McNab, he wanted to create a female protagonist who could mete out justice when required. What started out as a bit of fun gathered momentum as a couple of agents got interested, and then HarperCollins snapped it up with a three-book deal.