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Quantum of Fear

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Once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down until you're finished.

Quantum of Fear, by Mike Woodhams, is full of action. It is the third book in the Frank Ryder Series, but you can read it as a stand-alone. Frank Ryder is called in yet again, this time to infiltrate a terrorist cell. Posing as their bomb expert, he is sent to the Middle East and helps them get their bomb ready to detonate and then escapes with bare knowledge before they realize who he is. With the help of an unknown ally, Frank escapes into the desert, looking for the first base he can find so that he can get word back to London. With the Taliban hot on their trails, they run into Military personnel who further assist them in their quest for the base.  


Once in London, it’s a race against the clock. Can they find out what the target is before the deadline? Is there more than one target? Can they evacuate with minimum casualties? When people start shooting at Frank, have the terrorists found out who Frank is? Or are they seeking revenge for what he did before he disappeared? Frank and MI6 race across the city, not only trying to answer these questions but also trying to keep both Frank and the city’s citizens safe.  


Mike Woodhams has done a great job with the research of both Governments and Cultures, and when mixed with hidden bombs, gunfire, and sniper bullets, it's the perfect combination in a thriller novel. He keeps you interested through the whole book with shootouts, car chases, foot chases, and knife fights.  


I am awarding this book 5 stars. It is both well-written and well-edited. It does contain profanity, violent and graphic fight scenes making this book inappropriate for younger readers. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to mature readers who love a great espionage thriller.   

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About the author

I am a retired architect living in Auckland NZ with my family. Originally from the UK I have travelled extensively around the world meeting many interesting characters who have influenced my stories. view profile

Published on July 01, 2020

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80000 words

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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