Hot Straight Inby James Bryce
No-one told John the business was organised crime. But when the kingpins start killing everyone, his only hope is to work the truth out fast. A search for drugs being smuggled on a container ship climaxes as it approaches London. The agent is murdered when he finds them. The smuggling is fronted up by a small-time businessman. The authorities target his accountant, John Lush, as the way to investigate. There's organised crime in multiple countries. The pressure on John rises as both the authorities and the crime kingpins come to appreciate all he knows, and its value to the drugs trade. When the businessman is murdered, John becomes the sole focus of both law enforcement and organised crime. He can only trust a few close friends. Will that be enough to keep him alive and free? The hunt develops and it's time to run.
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Put your brain in neutral and suspend all sense of reality if you want to enjoy this absurdly silly storyline. Boys and young men might find it entertaining, but my gag reflex got to me at page 360, of 853 pages, and I couldn't go on. A super intelligence group starts out performing feats of absolute wonder, infiltrating a ship that has some truly bizarre booby traps on it, only to fall flat on its face and become totally incompetent. The agents are outsmarted by a simple accountant who, without any explanation, suddenly develops highly honed espionage skills, while his computer friend gathers all kinds of information the entire agency is unable to come up with. The constant use of the word "goons" for all the bad guys also became annoying. This should be categorized as a video game-like story rather than a mystery. JRB
Plenty of testosterone and heroics. Pretty silly.
It kept me reading I couldn't put it down. Excellent, well done suspenseful!
The main characters are all fun to get to know - you find yourself cheering them on. You won't be disappointed, it holds your attention.
The beginning is at best science fiction with all of the traps set up aboard a ship. The rest of the book is not in any way an intelligence agency would work or would commit to the task they are doing. Information is obtained to make a decision on what to do next but no explanation of where the information came from. Very repetitive, tell me once about a person, place or name and let it go. Very disjointed.