Interesting and very believable peek into the world of international investigations
3/5 There was quite a bit of hype about this from the publishers on the back on Morgan Jones’ frist novel, An Agent of Deceit.
He’s been an advisor to governments and big business the world over, and by the sounds of things in some fairly shadyish places so, the wisdom goes, he knows what he’s talking about. Perhaps the author’s grasp of reality is what makes this book just a little disappointing. Either that or I have developed an unhealthy appetite for blood and gore, of which there are precious litte. The cover blurb says ‘unlimited wealth hides unimaginable secrets’ and, to be fair, when the big secret is eventually revealed it is one on a global scale which should be shocking but isn’t really, you’re almost expecting it.
It’s the tale of a rich man who thinks he can pay investigators to do his bidding. Bad mistake.
However, both lead characters seem unlikeable, obsessed variously either with cold, hard cash on the one hand or discovering the truth and a personal agenda on the other. The book suffers a little from the fact that neither is particularly pleasant.
However, if an interesting and very believable peek into the world of international investigations is what you’re looking for, then this could well prove the read for you. Just don’t be expecting spy-thriller style action and adventure, you won’t find it here.