Now she has killed once, she knows she can do it again…
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…
What if you watched someone die and then you became the target?
What if you got someone you loved back but had to be exchanged for your sister?
I found this book very intriguing at the beginning, two stories evolving into one.
I like how the author made the beginning intriguingly suspenseful as he articulately described the van structure and where we was being held.
"Vladimir mapped the van inside his head. The van layout was standard: two seats in the front facing forward, two benches in the back facing each other. Two front doors on the driver and passenger side, a double door at the rear. He was on the left-side bench, a heavy beside him, one opposite. The leader was in the left-hand front seat, the driver on the right. He needed to know if there was anything between him and the driver, in front on the opposite side, such as a vertical strut, or a metal grill. Because if there was either of those things, his plan wouldn’t work."
This paragraph had me indulged with every word.
This book reminded me a lot of the movie "Taken" where a man's issues becomes his families as well.
I also enjoyed how the author jumped back and forth between the fathers and daughters situations as they were extremely different but were both looking for the same thing; freedom.
One quote that will stick with me for a very long time will be the following. This quote makes the story turn darker and gives the reader a wandering mind as to what this character may be like.
"He is blind, but can see. Water and air are the same to him. He will find you in the darkness. You will not hear him when he comes for you."
The first couple chapters are an adrenaline junkies dream while reading- being hidden for not the protection of others but herself, deep sea diving into what could be your death, not aware of what others around you may have on their agenda and if it involved you.
After the first 10 chapters, I became lost as the story began to trail all over the place. First Nadia's father was back, then she was needed for another job, then they took her sister for ransom as a trade for her father, than London was threatened. I found it everywhere.
I was very confused on why certain characters were huge in the beginning than were forgot about until the end and weren't discussed. Sergei was a huge character in the beginning but doesn’t come back to life until the last couple chapters.
I was also disappointed in how I didn't feel much connection between the characters as I wish I did.
I wish the author would have elaborated on the militaries previous plans as if they didn’t plan on having Nadia as their frontline. It jumped from a threat to an abduction to saving London. It was everywhere.
I personally would not recommend this book.
Rate: 2/5 stars