66 Metres: A chilling thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 1)

66 Metres: A chilling thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 1)

by J.F. Kirwan

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ISBN-13: 9780008207748
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Series: Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series , #1
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 460,694
File size: 989 KB

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66 Metres: A chilling thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series, Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
As daft as it might seem, I actually read book two, 37 Hours, and book three, 88° North, before I got around to reading this book, so it was nice to be able to see exactly where Nadia’s story began. When she was just a little girl Nadia Laksheva watched as men burst into her home and dragged her father out, he was never seen again. She spent years feeling guilty, believing that she could of helped him. Her relationship with her mother was fraught, and so on the day she turned 18 Nadia packed up her belongings and headed to where her older sister Katya lived, much to the disapproval of her mother who warned her she would become a killer like her father, or a prostitute like her sister. A lapse in judgement was her downfall, and the beginning of a life she never wanted to lead. She was arrested and sentenced to 12 years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Luckily, or unluckily for her, Katya managed to pull some strings and get her released. Unfortunately, it would seem that Katya had made a bargain with Russian mobster Kadinsky, who realised how big an asset Nadia could be for him. She was to work for him for five years, complete 10 dangerous missions, and then the pair of them would be free to live their own lives. After the prologue, chapter one opens up five years later and Nadia is on her final job in London, but this one if far tougher than the rest. She knows that Katya and her life depends on completing this task, but there are people out to double cross Kadinsky, and that means double crossing her too. The mission was to get the ‘Rose’, but when it ends up 66 metres under the ocean, Nadia needs to work out fast how she is going to retrieve it, and who she can trust to help her. Fail this mission and her sister will be killed. 66 Metres is a fast paced, edgy novel set in the criminal underworld of the Russia Mafia. The book has great characters on both sides of good and evil, including the protagonist of the trilogy, Nadia, who is one kick arse female. Having read the other two books in the series I kind of knew where this book was heading, but even I was surprised at some of the directions it took. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. There is so much happening all the time and the plot is certainly intense. The book is totally addictive, and if you love thrillers, then this is a series not to miss.
KimvA More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Can I just say what a rollercoaster ride this book was. I am very much impressed by the writing style and world building of J.F. Kirwan. I absolutely loved this storyline and it was very easy to identify with Nadia, not so much with what she's going trough but definately how she reacts to situations. It has been a long time that I did not want to smash in a character head due to some bad decisions. With everything that is happening, J.F. Kirwan knows how to make sure you can keep up with the story and this makes it hard to put the book down. There is so much happening and I just had to know what would happen next and how this would end. I am looking forward to reading more by J.F. Kirwan.
LazyDayBooks More than 1 year ago
66 Metres is an excellent debut novel for J.F. Kirwan. I don’t recall ever reading a novel where so much of the story takes places underwater (without being set on a submarine), but Kirwan’s diving experience combined with his descriptive style made it easy to imagine how these scenes played out. I learned a lot about the ocean, currents and diving, and would love to see a shipwreck one day! In this first outing, Nadia is a fledgling spy. After 3 years of intensive training and 2 years on operations, I expected her to be more advanced in her trade. Basics like situational awareness, spotting a tail and maintaining focus on the job should be second nature to her. To be fair, she is operating against her will, but for such a smart character, she is easily distracted. Nadia is an extremely likable character though and showed tremendous development throughout the book. Her adaptability and quick learning style offers hope that she will evolve into a true professional agent during the next book in this series. I, for one, look forward to her next adventure! *This review was first published at LazyDayBooks dot com.
Feather_Stone More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of 66 Metres in exchange for an honest review. 66 Metres begins with gripping intrigue. Right from the first page, I knew this novel's plot promised an intense and exciting experience. I followed well developed characters into a world that was foreign to me and, thus, full of surprises. Some of the characters were on the edge of morally bankrupt, callous beyond comprehension, and I hated them. One or two I managed to feel twinges of sympathy. That's the gift of an accomplished author like J. F. Kirwan. Readers who enjoy deep sea scuba diving will not be able to put this book down. It is that intense. I found it almost too much having narrowly escaped drowning years ago. The memories of shear terror resurfaced. Kirwan takes the reader down into the dark and cruel territory of a sunken wreck where there are no second chances to survive a misstep - other than clever ingenuity and professional skills. All the while, the reader is sorting out which character can be trusted. One woman's survival depends upon her sister's courage and tenacity. Too many men want what she has, and most of all, they want her to permanently disappear. 66 Metres is a suspense/thriller at its highest heart pounding rating. I have one complaint. When the plot appeared to be resolved, the story continued for another chapter. It felt unnecessary and left me feeling confused. However I did enjoy 66 Metres and highly recommend it to suspense/thriller readers.