Book Review 📖

Baptism by Max Kinnings 


07:45am. A monk lies dead in Snowdonia, a knife protruding from his throat. 

A young family is being held at gunpoint in a house in Wimbledon. 

The mission has begun. 

08:56am. A London Underground train is stationary in a tunnel, four hundred passengers trapped inside. All efforts to communicate with it have been met with silence. 

09:15am. DCI Ed Mallory has just started his day. The Met’s top hostage negotiator – despite having been blinded thirteen years earlier – Mallory is about to discover that, today, an underground train is not the only thing on the line.

My Review…… 
The scene is set, we have the characters in place….. 
Mallory is the Metropolitan Police’s top negotiator. He’s good at his job, he seems to catch more details than most, is that because for the last thirteen years Mallory has lived with blindness? 
A terrorist cell are holding hostages, and its Mallory’s job to negotiate their release. It’s a tense time. Is he successful? And what do the terrorists want? 
And that poor Tibetan Monk!! What role does he have in this? 
The plot reminded me of a Clive Cussler Novel (lots of strands all coming together from different directions) 
It’s a very good book, and I found it hard to put down. We get a little background on the characters, but not enough to bog you down with. 
And who lives and who dies? It kept me on my toes, and it’s not till almost the end do you find that out. 

Published by jab1969

Hi I’m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley 👩🏻‍💻 I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me 🤨 I’m almost 50 🤫 I’ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday 😥 and it’s been 5 years since she’s been gone (and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her) I work as a salad 🥗 chef 👩‍🍳 in a restaurant, haven’t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and I’ll try to post my efforts on here 😉 My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) I’ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so I’m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here 😉 I LOVE PENGUINS 🐧 💕so I’m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) 😉 <img src=""

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