Rupert is a devilishly charming and witty character. Coupled with a great plot centred around corporate espionage and money laundering, this book is a sure winner.
The author is able to bring you into the world of surveying and turn into something that is gripping and exciting. The thrill of making a deal draws you in and keeps you turning every page.
The underlying conspiracy and money laundering plot has enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes throughout!
A really great read, can’t wait for the next!
This was a well researched, fast paced novel which is difficult to put down. This second book in the Rupert Brett series shows more maturity than his first. The characters are credible, the plot more complicated and to the reader it's obvious that the plot has been well thought out and researched to the 'nth' degree. Simon pitches the political and social climate at the time of writing very well. Good atmospheric descriptions of Buenos Aires and the Falklands, although in the case of the latter I do not have personal experience. I look forward to reading his third novel. If every subsequent book improves exponentially then Simon Fairfax is an author to be eagerly anticipated.
This thriller spans continents; the reader travels to the USA, Argentina, and the Falklands as the action unravels. You can tell the background is well researched as the detail rings true, and there is a strong sense of place in the locations the author has chosen to set the novel. I am looking forward to the next one.
As a lover of crime thrillers and mystery, I turned what is seen by others as a dull 9 – 5 job into something that is exciting, as close to real life as possible, with Rupert Brett, my international man of mystery whose day job is that of a Chartered Surveyor.
Rupert is an ordinary man thrown into extraordinary circumstances who uses his wit, guile and training to survive.
Each book is written from my own experiences, as close to the truth as possible, set against world events that really happened. I go out and experience all the weapons, visit the places Rupert travels to, speak to the technical experts and ensure that it as realistic, as possible allowing you to delve deep in to the mystery, losing yourself in it for a few hours.