When the e-mail came around for this blog tour from Jenny, I knew I had to read another Nadia story. The last book was incredible and I devoured it in a few hours while lying by the pool. Sadly I didn't go on holiday this time so it took me a little longer than expected to complete the read-through.
The deadliest kind of assassin is one who is already dying…
As the radiation poisoning that Nadia Laksheva was exposed to in Chernobyl takes hold of her body, she knows she has mere weeks to live. But Salamander, the terrorist who murdered her father and sister has a deadly new plan to ‘make the sky bleed’. Nadia is determined to stop him again, even if it is the last thing she ever does…
The only clue she has are the coordinates 88˚ North, a ridge in the Arctic right and one of the largest oil fields in the world, three thousand metres below the ice. If Salamander takes hold of the oil field, he could change the climate of the whole planet for generations to come.
But can Nadia stop him before her own time runs out?
I have to start with the bad for this book as there is only one and it's completely personal to me. The pink on the cover hurts my eyes and I find it hard to focus on the book cover, which is a total shame because from what I can see it's just as perfectly fitting as the last one. The blurb definitely gets all my gears in motion to read this book too.
Having read the second book, I feel that my emotional investment with Nadia has grown and I was dying to know if the radiation poisoning killed her before she managed to get to Salamander. No, I won't tell you what happens either. I love the development of Nadia and Jake, their love story is definitely one that pulls at your heartstrings.
In this story, we are taken all over the globe from Hong Kong to the Arctic and all places are well developed. Even though I've never been to them the description gave me a perfectly clear image in my mind of where they were. I still hated Salamander and my feelings towards Blue Fan were strange, I wasn't sure if I like, pitied or hated her at all different parts of the story.
Overall, this was another cracking story, which combined fact paced action with a little bit of mystery.
J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels. An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, and loves to set his novels in exotic locations. He is also an insomniac who writes in the dead of night. His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Andy McNab.
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Nadia-Laksheva-Thriller-Book-ebook/dp/B072FJSRMJ