I’ve read several of Gordon Bickerstaff’s Lambeth Group thrillers and enjoyed them all. His latest, Extreme Prejudice follows Zoe Tampsin and her team on another adventure. Here is my review of this thriller!
Synopsis (from the author):
For a price, he’ll expose a terrorist attack on London, but is the price too great?
If you fear trouble, don’t get into trouble. A foreign embassy official warns the UK government of a bomb attack on London. Zoe Tampsin’s Lambeth Group team is launched into a race against time to find the terrorists.
As Zoe unpicks the details, she suspects the informant didn’t tell her the whole story. With time running out, her team chase a promising lead only to have it wrenched from their grasp. Either the bombers were incredibly lucky, or they received a tip-off.
One of her team infiltrates the bombers. She discovers the attack has started, and her colleague Gavin Shawlens is missing, presumed killed by the terrorists.
While searching for Gavin, a massive disaster unfolds. Can Zoe stop colossal loss of life in a small community and prevent the collapse of a key pillar of society?
What I liked about Extreme Prejudice:
As with the other Lambeth Group novels, this one started with a bang and kept going. Zoe and her team are familiar characters, the plot is first rate, and the efforts to prevent disaster are heroic. Tons of action, political intrigue, and enormous stakes made for an exciting book!
What I didn’t like about Extreme Prejudice:
Despite all the action, and intrigue, I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other books. Gavin and Holly’s relationship, to me, didn’t enhance the story. In addition, the political backdrop seemed a bit too contrived.
Overall impression of Extreme Prejudice:
The familiar characters, action, intrigue, and twisty plot made Extreme Prejudice an exciting book. While I didn’t like it as much as the previous Lambeth Group novels, it was still a good read! If you enjoy thrillers, check it out!