Bullets” by Keith Jahans is a very enjoyable, fast read. It’s like a
piece of pulp fiction meets a romance. It starts out with an action
sequence, and then flashes back to give you the back story of a growing
love relationship. I found it delightful for the realism of the
characters and the well-written conversations.
The author’s font choice adds to the uniqueness of the book. It’s easy
to read, but different enough that it gives the book a distinctive
feeling, as if you’re reading a manuscript. Again, the idea of pulp
fiction comes to mind.
Overall, it’s an incredibly interesting read. I almost read the entire
novel in one sitting. I was never sure where it was going. It’s a great
choice for anyone who’s into mysteries. I won’t give too much away, but
the book does keep you on edge waiting to hear more about what’s really
is a fascinating read about crime thriller specifically in the medical
department. The story shows that a researcher's life could be a
difficult one with little pay, threat of stealing of work, and also
conspiracy in the personal life. It makes life dangerous and
untrustworthy. Adam the protagonist had lived a difficult life as a
growing up person. He was an orphan who spent much of his time in foster
homes and orphanages, yet, his brilliant academic skills sees him
working as a researcher and getting the most beautiful girl on the
campus as his girlfriend. He is working on something big and his
girlfriend is assisting him in the research, but, unfortunately she
falls for another guy and takes away the formula with her- making this
new guy rich and successful. Adam, although embittered continues with
life, only to be thrust into another relationship, job, scope of big
money and unfathomable dangers which could destroy him as a person.
I found the story fascinating from the start, although not from the
first scene. The tale develops like a love story when Adam finds a
beautiful girl knocking at his door seeking help. Sandy was my favorite
character. She was beautiful, rebellious, bold, and possessed a strong
and musical voice. The flow of the story is natural and filled with
lengthy dialogues. I liked the author's subtle messages in humanity
which are placed throughout the book. The author endorses non-violence,
is in favor of showing his protest in numbers, displays restrains
through his protagonists and also discusses the government's policies on
arms and weapons. On the whole loved the book- even the darker parts.
is a fast paced thriller stacked with mystery and intense intrigue. Our
main charachter Adam knight is a microbiologist who discovers that a new
antibiotic he developed causing cancer in the people taking it. At the
same time, he falls for a beautiful lady who happens to be the daughter
of a pharmaceutical giant who wants the rights to the deadly antibiotic.
Hunter by killers and on the move, will Adam es cape death and find love
or be destined to death or worse. Great characters and scene
description. A definite read for anyone who likes action and mystery.
first: the story between Adam and Sandy was amazing. The author does an
amazing job of developing the characters to the point where you become
emotionally attached to each of them and their relationship together. It
seemed as though I never wanted any harm to come to them at any point.
The idea of there being a medicinal cure that we do not have in real
life is always very interesting to me. I like to see how the world plays
out and what type of decisions people think humanity will make. I will
have to admit this story made me very emotional toward the end. This
book was good and left me thinking far after I was done
with it. A
story the plot had sufficient twists and turns to keep me interested It
was realistic and fun to read
author Luke Johnson (a penname of Keith Jahans) formed Peatmore Press as
an on-line magazine in 1996 to publish and promote his writing. In 2008
he left his microbiology job at Defra’s Veterinary Laboratories Agency
and established Peatmore Press as a Limited Company the following year.
He has published several books - novels and non-fiction – and VICTIM OF
COMPROMISE introduces his fiction to the ebook readers in the US. He
lives in Woking, England.
Luke understands the impact that initiating a thriller with a
description of a dastardly deed creates in the reader’s perception. Thus
he open page on with - ‘The naked body of a young woman lay face down on
the double bed like a discarded doll, a toweling cord wrapped tightly
around her neck. "Dressing gown cord," explained Donovan. "The 'otel
supplies gowns for their guests. The room's been checked and
photographed. Mr. Wallace said everything should be left as it was found
till you arrived. The doctor's been and gone, and Forensic are waiting
to move in when you've finished." Ray had no idea why he had been
summoned. He had only received news of his promotion a month ago and was
due to take up his new post in the Serious Crime Squad in two weeks. The
previous night he'd been out with the lads from the Flying Squad
celebrating his promotion. The evening had started well, then some
bastard had put something in his drink. Now his head was pounding and
his tongue felt like an old dishrag. He had no track record of leading a
murder inquiry. However, investigating a suspicious death was part and
parcel of police work, and he'd seen far too many corpses in his career
- more than he cared to remember. At least this one was relatively fresh
and thankfully there was no blood. "When was she found?" he asked "About
nine o'clock this morning, by the cleaning maid."
And so we are off and running on a crime thriller . The synopsis
provides an adequate outline for the story – ‘A killer at large – and
for the victim there is no escape. It is 1995 and southern England is
sweltering in a heat wave. Before he can take up his post in the Serious
Crime Squad as a newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector, Ray King is
summoned to investigate a murder. The victim is a young woman who is a
private detective and former police officer in a suburban town where the
local dignitaries have something to hide. The body count rises and, when
it appears the case has been resolved, the killings begin again. The
novel is a fast-moving account of crime and sexual entanglement that
ensnares detectives and suspects in a web of deception.’
Luke Johnson keeps pace with the development of the crime story with a
fine balance between events and perception of events as well as the
effect the crime has on both the immediate collection of investigators
and the progression of the sordid events that follow. Think Alfred
Hitchcock. Solid writing here.
of Compromise” an easy, relaxing read that pulled on your curiosity as
to who committed the crimes. Our main investigator – Raymond King –
shows himself to be very smart and swift in handling this investigation
that has many twists and turns. The story keeps you engaged right up to
the very last sentence of this novel and readers will find it to be very
Compromise by Luke Johnson gets off to a fortuitous start when the dead
body of a young woman is found in a hotel. Such is the opening scene
that starts off this British mystery. A solidly written story right from
the start, Johnson does a commendable job of describing the somewhat
bumbling yet kind of competent lead detective in Ray, the man in charge.
With a killer on the loose, time is of the essence and Ray is on the job
to find the killer. Effectively written to convey the many roadblocks
that are present in an investigation, and with deft character
development, Johnson is an efficient and lucid mystery writer. With a
fast moving plot, scintillating murders and sexual complications, this
novel will keep the reader engaged until the satisfying ending.
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story. Read it!
Definitely much different than what I was originally expecting (I
suppose I went into this book thinking it was more of a serious,
hardline thriller type of read) but either way, I'm left more than
I think what makes this book stand out the most, for me personally, is
its pure originality and uniqueness. The plot is very creative and
unlike anything I’ve read in the past. As well as this, the writing
style of an absolute top quality – it’s vivid, detail-rich, and carries
with it a fast-paced, page-turner type undertone. I was also glad to
find that much of the book is written with quiet a lighthearted and
upbeat vibe. The author has a clever sense of humor which is evident in
many scenes throughout the book and even though I rarely find myself
laughing out loud while reading, I couldn’t help but find myself doing
so in some of the wackier, bizarre scenes. In summary, I enjoyed the
read and I wholeheartedly recommend it to others
When I first
decided to download this book, I was expecting it to be heavy on the
computer jargon. Instead I found a happy surprise with this new
adventure from Jack Lindsay. Guy Gifford has created a new computer game
where the object is to steal five billion pounds from the Bank of
England and of course, get away with it. But the prototype has
authorities convinced that Guy has actually pulled this off and now they
are hot on his tail across lovely England and through Wales. Luckily,
Guy has some company in the shape of a beautiful hacker named Spike (I
like it—it sounds tough!). Now the object of this new, real-life game is
for Guy to convince the police that he did not steal anything before
they catch up with him.
This is a fast, fun read, filled with humor and unexpected twists. The
dialogue is rich and natural, the descriptions are vivid — I especially
appreciate the English setting — and the characters are relatable and
fun. The plot itself it quite original and easy to follow. I was
expecting something a little more serious, but this was a terrific
surprise. The humor is witty and smart and often downright hilarious!
This is a great book for the techno-nerds out there, but also for fans
of fun cross-country capers. Very enjoyable!
Games by Jack Lindsay is a fantastic read! It’s action packed and full
of humor. There is something about this book that makes it really easy
for me to imagine it as a movie. I would definitely buy a ticket to
watch it. Nonstop action!
The plot of this book fits well into today’s society. The main
character, Guy, creates a computer game, where you have to steal money
out of the world’s largest banks. The game is so ingenious that the
authorities actually believe it’s real, and are after him for a crime he
didn’t really commit. Now he must get through many obstacles in order to
clear his name.
I could not put this book down. It was a very fast read and I loved
every minute of it. Tons of twists and turns. Guy is a very interesting
character, but Spike is my favorite. She’s beautiful, smart and quirky.
Game, is a very funny read. This was my first taste for Jack Lindsey and
I wasn't disappointed I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.
The book follows Guy Gifford who has created a new computer game that
has caused big trouble for him. The player of the game has to steal five
billion pounds from the Bank of England and then escape. There's a
downside though the investigator's think the money's already gone and
Guy was the perpetrator but that's the catch he hasn't, it's still in
the bank. With the police hot on his tail he takes off on a mad dash
across the UK and Wales with a very gorgeous computer hacker by his side
who goes by the name Spike. Guy just has to have the hope to be able to
prove his innocence before those who are after him catch up and he ends
up doing time for something he's not done.
Although based around a video game it's not all about that, there's a
lot of other things thrown into the mix such as a good old romance. I
really enjoyed this and hope there's more to come.
Donna E. Bedrick, Word Museum Reviews
adventure, manipulation, plus an up-and-down again romance makes "Cogrill's
Mill" a real treat to read. Author, Jack Lindsey has penned an enjoyable
tale of murder and mayhem in a scenic English countryside and is well
worth the look.
has a knack for characterization and "Cogrill's Mill" is definitely full
of characters. Readers will enjoy the story and will soon be hankering
for a glass of Cogrill's cider.
depicts believable characters and a setting so authentic, the pages come
alive with the mill, the smell of delicious cider and the beautiful
landscape. This is an incredible story that is really remarkable.
Merry a Vero
Beach, FL Reviewer
All I can say
is WOW! Once you begin this book, you just can't put it down!
An extremely enjoyable fast pace read that grabs you from the first page
and hangs on until you finally finish! George Cogrill is living off an
inheritance from his father of both money and property; the property
being an old grist mill and a cottage where he lives on a beautiful
piece of property by his eccentric dowager aunt, Lady Jane who lives in
Gleefield Manor with Winchester her dog, a black Labrador. It is his
30th birthday and his Aunt Jane has summoned him to the manor. With some
trepidation, since she always seemed put out by him, he goes up to the
manor. His aunt tells him there is a hitch to the inheritance he
received from his now dead crooked father. Seems his father swindled his
partner in business and built his fortune off of that. The hitch is that
by the age of 30, George was to have made something of himself instead
of just living off the inheritance and doing nothing. Since he hasn't,
his Aunt tells him he has to give half his entire inheritance money and
property to his father's partner in repayment for his being swindled.
When he finds the only living relative is his photographer daughter,
Victoria, all things begin to go crazy. This books takes you to
villains, Hollywood, Romance, murder and so much more! You just can't
put this book down, every chapter is a new incident! I received and ARC
from the author, but the opinions expressed here are strictly my own!
J M Portman
Mill by Jack Lindsey is an interesting and exciting read. This story
follows George Cogrill and his attempts to keep his mill despite all the
forces working against him. We also follow Victoria Gloam, a
photographer, who inherits half of Cogrill's property. The product
description gives us an insight into the creativeness and quirky way
this author works. ' Beautiful women, scheming villains, a dog that
inherits a fortune and a cat that does not exist, all combine to ensure
that his life will never be the same again.' certainly doesn't sound
like a normal book description and this isn't a normal book, it's a work
of art with fantastic characters, a well-developed plot and a wonderful
flow, five stars for sure!
enjoyed this story about George Cogrill and his inheritance. I thought
Jack Lindsey did a spectacular job with character definition. Aunt Jane
was such an interesting character. She was very strong and fierce and I
liked how she was an aristocrat who rode a motorcycle. I found those
little character twists very interesting. Making George give half of his
inheritance away was a bit of a moral dilemma that I'm not sure if I
agreed with or not. On one hand, it was right to have him be motivated
to do something different with his life, but on the other hand he was
happy in his existence doing the simple things in life. Victoria was
inspirational in her own way and pushed George into doing things he
never would've dreamed of doing before. I really enjoyed the book and
thought the concept of the story was quite interesting. And really I do
think Aunt Jane had George's best interests at heart!
Mill is a countryside story authored by Jack Lindsey. Written in 248
pages, it is very readable and entertaining. The book wouldn’t let me go
until I finished it.
Its central character is George Cogrill, a young
bachelor who enjoys gardening, making cider from apples of his own
orchard, and fishing in the river. Aunt Jane is the executor of his
father’s will. She wants him to start working and get married if he does
not want to forego the Cogrill Water Mill and cottage. She compels him
to give away half of his inheritance to Vicky Gloam, the daughter of his
father’s business partner. She is a photographer who turns into a model
and Hollywood film actress. George and Vicky fall in love with each
other. They experience ups and downs in their relationship. George has
enemies who try to harm him and take over his estate. The story develops
gradually and becomes humorous when Aunt Jane leaves her estate to
Winchester, her black dog. The village becomes a setting for crimes.
Lindsey writes in simple language making reading
delightful. He includes dialogues in countryside English. Overall, the
author has woven a beautiful story, and most of the characters are very
friendly. George and Vicky mature with time and experience. The story
begins at a slow pace and picks up speed until it approaches the end.
Some of the dialogues brought tears to my eyes because I was really
drawn into the story. The scenes came alive to the extent that I could
smell “Cogrill’s Old Mill Cider” throughout the reading. It was “a
commodity greatly sought after … Once a bottle came into a villager’s
hands, it was treasured and only opened for special occasions.”
The setting for every scene in Cogrill’s Mill is
described in detail and easy to understand. There is always some element
of mystery because you cannot predict how a character will react, who
will appear and what will happen in the next scene. I like George’s
personality the most. He is a rich yet humble man. He is an artist at
heart whose creativity and freedom are curtailed by Aunt Jane. I dislike
her snobbish and bizarre behavior.
I am happy to award this book 4 out of 4 stars. It
seems to have been professionally edited, and I did not find a single
grammatical error. It is suitable for adults of all age groups. Youth
will learn a lot from the characters, especially if they need to
discover their own talents. I think it could make a good movie.
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