I’m a big fan of Gordon Bickerstaff’s books and his heroine Zoe Tampsin and enjoyed each of the books I’ve read. I added The Belgravia Sanction to my TBR. Read on for my review!
Synopsis (from the author):
In a remote Scottish cottage, two men and two women die from gunshot wounds.
Police believe one killed the other three before committing suicide.
One of the four worked undercover for the Lambeth Group, and his team leader is missing.
To find out what happened, a second team will follow the bread crumbs.
Led by Zoe Tampsin, they expose a terrorist group operating in plain sight.
An attack is imminent.
It will destroy the special relationship between the UK and the USA.
Zoe and her team prepare to stop them.
Unaware of a deep-seated traitor, determined to stop her at any cost.
What I liked about The Belgravia Sanction:
Gordon Bickerstaff does it again. He brings Zoe Tampsin back for more adventures and this one has a personal impact for Zoe. The plot moves quickly, the action is first rate, and the characters play their roles perfectly. The violence was appropriate for the book (and there is plenty), and the story itself was plausible.
What I didn’t like about The Belgravia Sanction:
This installment of Zoe Tampsin’s adventure was quite a bit darker than the previous books. While not expecting a lighthearted romp, there was a coarseness to this novel that didn’t hold my attention.
Overall impression of The Belgravia Sanction:
Gordon Bickerstaff’s latest Zoe Tampsin novel has a lot going for it. Good and familiar characters, intrigue, and action, make this a high-stakes thriller worth reading. Despite all of that, the darker tone and overall coarseness didn’t work for me as well as the previous books.