Panic: A Leopold Blake Thriller (A Private Investigator Series of Crime and Suspense Thrillers) [NOOK Book]

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Swift. Silent. Deadly.

Leopold Blake, expert criminology consultant for the FBI, had his weekend all planned out - and it didn't involve dealing with a murdered senator, a high-profile kidnapping, and at least three near-death experiences. Three politicians have been murdered in as many weeks, all expertly dispatched, and only Leopold can get to the bottom of it. ...
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Panic: A Leopold Blake Thriller (A Private Investigator Series of Crime and Suspense Thrillers)

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Overview

Swift. Silent. Deadly.

Leopold Blake, expert criminology consultant for the FBI, had his weekend all planned out - and it didn't involve dealing with a murdered senator, a high-profile kidnapping, and at least three near-death experiences. Three politicians have been murdered in as many weeks, all expertly dispatched, and only Leopold can get to the bottom of it. Unfortunately, as all hell breaks loose on the streets of New York City, he soon finds himself the next target of a powerful enemy who wants him silenced. Permanently.

Against the backdrop of political corruption and murder, Leopold and his team must fight for their lives to uncover the truth before it's too late. Panic is another exhilarating instalment in the Leopold Blake series of thrillers, which can be read and enjoyed in any order.


Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Leopold Blake series special?

A - It's a mix of things, really. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are usually private detective novels, any of the thousands of thrillers and mysteries best sellers, and, of course, books featuring your classic pulp heroes. Basically, anything with a kick-butt attitude and fast-paced style gets my vote.

The Leopold Blake books are a great mix of these genres. You'll find the series focuses on the mystery and thriller / private detective genre overall, with a couple of financial thrillers thrown in for good measure, some political thrillers, and a serial killer novel or two to keep things interesting!

Overall, the Leopold Blake series is designed to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure there's never a dull moment.

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A - I’ve written the series so you can read the books in any order, and all the story threads will tie up nicely by the time you're finished. If you do want to read them in order, I'd suggest the following sequence:

- Paydown (prequel)
- Wanted
- Panic
- Departed
- Ratio
- Fallen (coming soon)

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A - Because the Leopold Blake series is a fast, fun, thrill-ride that takes no prisoners! Each of the books has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Crime Thrillers, and each have been featured on Amazon's Thrillers 100 Must Reads list - which is no mean feat.

Ultimately, readers who enjoy lightning-fast pacing with a plot that twists and turns all the way to the end will get a kick out of this series.

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?

A - Sure. I've put together a few bundles if people want to save a little moolah and grab all the books in one swoop. Check out my author page for more details, and a full list of my available titles.

And thanks for reading!

Leopold Blake Private Investigator Series eBook Categories:

- Mystery Series
- Crime Thrillers
- Private Investigator Series
- Private Detective Novels
- Thrillers and Mysteries Best Sellers
- Thrillers 100 Must Reads
- Thriller Detective Series
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Editorial Reviews

Author of The Plague Wars Series - David VanDyke
"Had me on the edge of my seat the whole time with its fast pace and nonstop action. A real page-turner, it leaps from crisis to crisis and never slows down, twisting all the way to its gripping conclusion."
Author of The Privateer Clause - Ken Rossignol
"Join the ride and you won't put this book down"
Author of The Somnibus - Craig McGray
"Buckle up... With precise blows, Nick Stephenson creates fight scenes that had me clenching my jaw with tension. The twists and turns kept me guessing - the pace of the story cracked along toward an exciting finish."
Author of The Emily Kane Adventures - Jacques Antoine
"It's a thrill ride, with a great combination of clever sleuthing and ferocious action scenes... and, of course, a shocker of an ending. The writing crackles with energy"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149212958
  • Publisher: WJ Books Ltd
  • Publication date: 6/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 22,428
  • File size: 728 KB

Meet the Author

Nick Stephenson's books combine murder, mystery, and mayhem with a healthy dose of humor. The Leopold Blake books have consistently hit the top five Amazon paid bestseller lists in Crime Thriller Fiction, and can be read and enjoyed in any order. You can check out the entire series here: amazon.com/Nick-Stephenson/e/B004MYQ8K6 (just copy and paste into your browser)

Nick Stephenson was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, England. He is a fiction author and novelist, writing in the mysteries and thrillers genre. His approach to writing is to hit hard, hit fast, and leave as few spelling errors as possible. He writes mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels, as well as the occasional witty postcard, all of which are designed to get your pulse pounding. Don't let his headshot fool you - he's actually full colour, on most days.

In a previous life, Nick Stephenson has worked as a lawyer, marketer, chef, and paid assassin for the UK's Tax Authorities. If you ask him about it, he will deny ever having worked as a lawyer. To get an email whenever the author releases a new title, sign up for the VIP newsletter at nickstephensonbooks.com (just copy and paste into your browser).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It was very fast-paced, albei

    I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It was very fast-paced, albeit unrealistic. The action rarely let up throughout the book. I'm not usually into romantic side stories, but I was expecting something more in that category based on how the book progressed. I would recommend this book to anyone who is 18+ years old.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

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    This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author

    This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author but is my own honest opinion.

    This book was very difficult to review as the writing is very "unpolished" and seems to be the product of watching too many Die Hard films. Leopold Blake is a consultant working with the New York City Police. He has recently investigated crime scenes from three Senators that were thought to be suicides but from Leopold's poor Sherlock Holmes immitation, he concludes that each was a carefully staged murder. (The author should read one of John Verdon's David Guerny novels to see what a real smart police consultant does).

    Leopold is apparently wealthy and has a "bodyguard" named Jerome who goes with him everywhere (a poorly written version of Harlin Colbin's Myron Bolitar). He is asked by Police Sergeant Mary to go to another Senator's house to discuss his daughter's (Christina) kidnapping. Senator Logan has a team of mean security lead by an ex-black ops officer named Stark. After the group leaves Logan's house, Stark has his men follow them.

    The team then goes to investigate with Christina's "talkative" friends who tell them way more information than any college student would ever share with police. They then go to the bowels of Columbia University, along the way Sergeant Mary breaks about 50 police rules including just breaking down doors, stealing keys, killing bad guys and not calling for backup, etc.

    At this point of the book I just wanted to skip to the end. It is written in a way that the reader's intelligence is constantly insulted. The most baffling thing is that after the last page, there are three preview chapters of a sequel book. How this came about is anyone's guess and I will not be rushing out to get it.

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