Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Kompromat Kill by Michael Jenkins. This is my second read from this author, and I’m super excited to be part of this tour. Check out my review and let me know what you think!
They were preparing for decades – now it’s time to take them down.
When a British Diplomat is kidnapped in the heart of London, followed by a brutal double-assassination in Chelsea, MI5 braces for the threat of deep sleeper cells coming alive.
Hiding overseas with a price on his head, Sean Richardson is tasked to lead a deniable operation to hunt down and recruit an international model and spy. Moving across Asia Minor and Europe, Sean embarks on a dangerous journey tracking an Iranian spy ring who hold the keys to a set of consequences the British Intelligence Services would rather not entertain.
As Sean investigates deeper, he uncovers dark secrets from his past and a complex web of espionage spun from the hand of a global master spy. As he inches closer to the truth, the rules of the game change – and the nerve-wracking fate of many lives sits in his hands…….……..
Tense, absorbing, and insightful, The Kompromat Kill is a gripping thriller leaving you breathless at the pace of intrigue, cleverly unraveled in a dramatic finale.
I read The Failsafe Query by Michael Jenkins last year, and I was SO excited when I found out Sean Richardson was returning in a second book. Michael Jenkins’ writing is absolutely captivating. There wasn’t a chance I was putting this one down. I stayed up quite late to finish it.
The story is a complex spy-thriller, that is clearly written. What I enjoy most about this story is that it is realistic. It is a scary concept that could very well happen and it shows just how much knowledge Michael Jenkins has on this subject. The twists and turns are around every corner, and for the most part, there are more questions than answers. I absolutely loved the climax as well.
Sean Richardson is a realistic, well-rounded character with flaws and a sense of humanity. I think this really helped make this story so immersive. Between the fast-paced plot and the believable characters, I really can’t say anything negative about this one!
This reads fine as a standalone, but The Failsafe Query is also fantastic, and I highly suggest reading them both.
I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers.
I was privileged to serve for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. I served across the globe on numerous military operations as well as extensive travel and adventure on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that I led or was involved in.
I was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration in 2003 and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity for many years. It was humbling after so many years of service when I was awarded the MBE for services to counter-terrorism in 2007.
The Failsafe Query is my debut novel, with The Kompromat Kill, my second.
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