Self-published (28th July 2014)
Source: Author (proofreading)
UNDERGROUND MURMURS - Akira & Deane Thriller Series Book 1: Nothing is ever what it seems... Don't turn your back on anyone or anything... Akira is a dangerous man, a man who has lost everything and has nothing to lose. Fuelled by the death of his beloved wife Madeline and desperate to seek revenge on those who took her from him, Akira is on a mission, a mission to rid the world of the corrupt West and everything it stands for and he has one man set in his sights. Thomas Deane, a fiercly loyal MI6 agent and one half of an elite partnership he is everything Akira despises - a patriotic man devoted to the service of his country, no matter what the cost. Assisted by the brave S.U.C.O. agents (Special Undercover Covert Operations) the elite MI6 team, are completely unaware of what lies ahead. Will they succeed in bringing Akira out of the shadows?
I was passed a copy of Underground Murmurs to proofread and was immediately struck by the characters Deane and Olsen. They are intelligently written, complex characters and the perfect opposite to protagonist Akira.
The storyline is gripping and well written; it held my interest well. This is the first book in the Akira & Deane series, but also reads well as a stand alone novel. The plot builds nicely, each chapter adding something more; another detail to keep you turning the pages.
Thanks to author Tim Jopling for providing me with a copy to proofread, it certainly kept me entertained!