Candice Strachan can’t breathe.
A small jewellers is raided in Guildford High Street and leaves police chasing their tails. Reports suggest that it’s The Crimsons, an organised crime group the police have been hunting for years.
The device wrapped around her neck is suffocating her, crushing her chest.
But for rookie detective, Jake Tanner, something doesn’t seem right. The heist doesn’t fit any of their previous patterns. And the last time Jake met them, he was staring down the barrel of their gun, bargaining for his life.
The men who put it there have left her to die.
When the shop owner is kidnapped and a collar bomb is attached to her neck, Jake learns one of his own is involved – a police officer.
Her life now rests in Jake Tanner’s hands.
As Jake follows the group on a wild goose chase, he questions everything he knows about his team. Who can he trust? And is he prepared to find out?
The Conspiracy by Jack Probyn is a tense crime thriller full of hooks and twists that will leave you guessing to the end. If you like Luther and Line Of Duty, you’ll love this series that combines tension, gripping plots, and police corruption.
(Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing and potentially offensive material.)
Jack Probyn is the author of the DC Jake Tanner series. He hasn’t spent much time on the planet, but he knows what he wants: to entertain and enthral readers across the globe with his stories. Growing up as an only child and never owning a pet – something he reminds his parents of constantly – Jack spent a lot of time reading and writing.
After just about completing an English degree, he decided to turn his passion from a hobby into a career. When he’s not writing, he’s usually enjoying a sudoku or a true crime drama on Netflix. He lives in Surrey with his partner – who also one day dreams of owning a pet. Preferably a dog.
This was a really good read, gripping and fast-paced, racing from Guildford town centre to the docks of Southampton, on the trail of a murderous gang of brothers with bags loaded with diamonds and cash.
The Crimsons have never used violence in their heists before and DC Tanner has spotted the aberration, something else is going on here. Racing against the clock to save Candice from the bomb around her neck and to stop the three men before they leave the country, can Jake make it in time?
Whizzing along on a deadline from the gang, the plot takes no prisoners and keeps the reader hooked from page one.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.