Author David Videcette
Publisher Vidicette Limited
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
July 2005: in the midst of Operation Theseus, the largest police investigation that the UK has ever known, Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan begins to ask difficult questions that lead to the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend and his sudden suspension from the Metropolitan Police.
Who masterminded London’s summer of terror?
Why can’t Flannagan make headway in the sprawling investigation?
Is Jake’s absent girlfriend really who she claims to be?
While hunting for the answers to the most complex case in British history, one man will uncover the greatest criminal deception of our time.
Terror, extremism and fear of the unknown,
Sometimes the answer is much closer to home.
What did I think?
The London bombings in 2005 is unfortunately something that we are all too aware of. It made a huge impact on the capital city and brought the whole country to mourning. I think that’s part of the reason why I was so intrigued to read ‘The Theseus Paradox’. I was interested to see how a story could be written around such an awful tragedy that was covered for months in the media after.
David Videcette is a former Scotland Yard detective who worked on the London 7/7 bombings. To me, that made reading this book all the more intriguing! It’s worth mentioning that this is a story. Videcette is not allowed to disclose what really happened due to the ‘Official Secrets Act’ – I personally feel that this makes ‘The Theseus Paradox’ that much more special!
From the very first page Videcette drew me in and kept me turning the pages. The story starts with a fast pace almost instantly and it doesn’t slow down. Event after event is played out brilliantly and Videcette just does not let up. Not once in my whole time reading ‘The Theseus Paradox’ did I ever imagine the mastermind behind the bombings. It truly is a clever and well thought out story.
For what is essentially a conspiracy theory, Videcette has really managed to make it work and has been sensitive about the situation too. Backed up with facts at the end of the book makes it all that more believable and it only makes me wonder if there is part truth in ‘The Theseus Paradox’. It definitely gets you thinking and makes you well aware that everything we’re told by the media isn’t all that it seems.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?