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Chinese New Year 1952
Ash Carter had to leave the Middle East in a hurry. But when he arrives in Singapore he finds himself in the middle of a much bigger problem.
No one knows where, or when, or who but someone is planning an attack. Carter is told to make sure it doesn’t happen. With pressure from politicians and the army and with Chinese Secret Societies watching his every move, he has other plans.
He is more interested in finding out who killed his friend.
A Richly Rewarding & Flawless Tale!
Having jumped ahead to the Ash Carter Near East books, I couldn’t wait to get the chance to read this series – and it was everything I expected!
Ash Carter, newly retired from the army and the SIB (Special Investigations Branch), had to leave the Middle East in a hurry. Arriving in Singapore, his only interest is in following up an appeal for help from his friend, but before long he finds himself involved with both the army and the police, charged with finding out if the rumours of an imminent attack are true. Desperate to help his friend, he wants to get the official business out of the way as speedily as possible – but will his plans work out?
As always, it didn’t take me long to be completely immersed in Murray Bailey’s story. Prior to discovering Ash Carter, I knew very little about post war events and I’m finding it all rather fascinating! It’s quite obvious that the author has done an enormous amount of research and he creates a vivid picture of events guaranteed to get the reader’s pulse racing. Extremely exciting, Carter is an admirable hero, fearless and unpredictable, but what keeps me coming back to these novels is the flawless and beautifully edited writing. It is a real treat to be so engrossed in a book that I just don’t want it to end. I always love to learn something new and took my delight from the tidbits on the origins of sayings throughout this book. It goes without saying that the rest of this series will be on my kindle in the near future. A real treat, this is one novel I cannot recommend highly enough and, therefore, happily give it all five sparkling stars!
I downloaded this novel for FREE via Kindle Unlimited and send my thanks to author Murray Bailey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical crime thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover
- Size: 412 pages
- Publisher: Heritage Books
- Publication Date: 01 September 2017
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Murray Bailey is the author of Amazon bestseller Map of the Dead, the first of the series based on his interest in Egyptology. His main series however is the Ash Carter thrillers, inspired by his father’s experience in the Royal Military Police in Singapore in the early 1950s.
Murray is well traveled, having worked in the US, South America and a number of European countries throughout his career as a management consultant. However he also managed to find the time to edit books, contribute to articles and act as a part-time magazine editor.
Murray lives on the south coast of England with his family and a dog called Teddy.
- Website: https://www.murraybaileybooks.com/
- Twitter: @MurrayBaileybks
- Facebook: @MurrayBaileyAuthor