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Marked for Death

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Really enjoyed this crime thriller by Tony Kent. The characters are likeable, there are many twists and turns and the story is very engaging. It is fast paced, exciting and you really want to find out what happened. 

Please note that this is the second book in the series. While there are references to the previous book, you can read this book on its own. But definitely worth reading the first book too, just because it's great too.

I really recommend this. Excellent read if yo are after some excitement.   

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC.
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would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this gripping novel

i dont normally read many of these courtroom dramas but this one sucker punches you right in the stomach

but its not just a courtroom drama, there are police procedures and then theres the violence....and boy its a great mixture of all really....

once you get the characters sorted in your head as there are quite a few...but on the whole i loved this book

important people are being murdered in gruesome ways... crucified and castrated with their testicles shoved in their mouths....but who or why....

there are no leads and no clues to who is doing it....

brilliantly written and will be keeping an eye out for more of this authors works
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Follow up to 'Killer Intent', a gripping legal crime thriller with some gruesome murders. Well paced with a great twist at the end.
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About the presidentvif the United States, this has power and intrigue and an original plot
This combined murder, mystery and suspense.. a great detective story
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I was a huge fan of Tony Kent's début "killer intent" So I was expecting great things from book 2 "Marked for Death" unfortunately this for me did not hit the same highs of book one.

We follow three main characters and two interwoven story lines when Lord Chief Justice is found brutally murdered in his London home enter Chief Inspector Joelle Levy tasked with finding his killer.
Michael Devlin A criminal barrister determined to prove his clients innocence and Sarah Truman Devlin's Fiancé hot-shot reporter has the lead story on Lord Chief Justice murder the aforementioned are both returning characters from book one Killer Intent.
The two stories run parallel with Devlin court case and the murders of the lord justice both coming together at the end.
This is a very different book from Killer intent with most of the action taking place in the court room and this was where I found the problem as right from the outset I found this was too similar to an old film "Primal Fear" with Richard Gere, well if I'm honest an almost complete copy bar the crime so the twist was not a surprise just a let down.
I enjoyed the hunt for the killer and found Joelle a new interesting character as she tries to juggle multiple investigations and her private life with her young son, Sarah however is just background noise and a plot device to move the story forward in many ways which is a shame as she played a far more important role in book 1, Devlin is his charming smouldering self and is a fabulous creation I do enjoy spending time with him.

The writing is good and the plot moves at a fair speed I was never bored and kept looking forward to turning the page, Our villain of the piece is fairly cartoonish being able to handle guns and knives and take out many foes in the blink of an eye with no mention of specialised training in his background a little unrealistic for my liking.
I would have liked to have seen the return of Joe Dempsey the star of book one instead of a small cameo towards the end, this was a shame.

This is still a good book and I did enjoy it, it's just that book one was so good I was just disappointed I guess it is better than a lot of trash that's knocking around, here is hoping that book 3 will reach the same heights of book one I shall be returning to Mr Kent's world.
Worth your time and hard-earned cash a good solid summer read.

I like to thank NETGALLEY the Publisher and the Author for the ARC.
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Thankyou to NetGalley,  the publishers and the author,  Tony Kent, for the opportunity to read a digital copy of Marked For Death in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion. 
I am ashamed to admit, this book was in my TBR pile for awhile. I am now kicking myself that I didn't read it sooner. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 
The storyline was well written and certainly keeps you guessing until the very end. Would definitely read more from this author. 3.5 stars.
Worth a read.
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A superb follow up to Killer Intent. I Loved it. fast-paced, well written, lots of twists and turns. I am looking forward to the next one.
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If you like violence then this maybe for you.
My problem was that I found the actual story line boring.
Most of this book has been done previously by other authors.
A real let down for me.
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Fast paced and gripping, the crimes are brutal and the race to find a serial killer frantic in this story of a lawyer, his journalist girlfriend and the past catching up with them. 

Interspersed with the case of a young man accused of murder, Marked for Death contains so many gut punches buried in its plot twists, it's hard to put down. You'll want to keep reading to discover what happened, why and who was the bad guy in all of this. Nuanced in shades of grey, just when you think you've got it figured out, Kent turns everything on its head. Again.

Truly excellent.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC without obligation.
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Thank you to Netgalley for this book.  

This is the first book I’ve read by Tony Kent.  It’s the 2nd one in a series, and while there are references to the previous case in book 1 Killer Intent, this book can be read on it’s own.  

Really enjoyed this crime/legal book and found it hard to put down.  I felt the book had very likeable characters and the story really caught my attention.  It was fast paced, exciting and thrilling and it was a very well thought out story with many twists and turns in the plot which you didn’t expect which made it more enjoyable to read.  The main character was a lawyer, defending a client who was charged with murder and there were courtroom scenes that were very good and well written.   Alongside this the Police were investigating several murders that were committed because of consequences of the lawyers actions some years before.  I felt this was one of those books where you wanted to know what happened next and continue reading to the end.  

I would read another book by Tony Kent about Michael Devlin and really recommend this.  All in all, an excellent read.   Will be looking at his first book now.
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Excellent novel that kept you hooked from start to finish. Lots of undercurrents and no hints as to final outcome. Definitely recommended.
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This was a thrilling courtroom drama following the horrific death of a retired Lord Chief Justice. Non stop action all the way through. Very compelling storyline.
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A gruesome murder mystery, well written with a legal thriller plot behind it A definite read in one sitting book!  Fantastically gripping and you will be on the edge of your seat!
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On the whole I quite enjoyed this book. An interesting main plot and some engaging characters. I found it fairly hard going in many of the courtroom scenes, and I found some of the action to be unbelievable.  The ending had a twist that I didn't see coming, but the transformation of one of the key protagonists seemed just too unlikely.
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Having read Tony's debut book I was excited to read a second installment and I was not disappointed.  Brilliant read, completely gripping from beginning to end.  The scenes were so well described you felt like you were in the room with the characters.  I found the interactions between the characters worked well whilst at the same time having their own individual stories.  Looking forward to future books by this exciting author.
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A really gripping thriller that kept me guessing until the very last page. I loved it. Would recommend!
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Really enjoyed this book it had so many twists and turns 
I really liked the main character Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with hints of a secret past. his girlfriend Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter determined to get her headline; forms a friendship with Detective Chief Inspector Joelle Levy a strong character with a history of solving crimes but they both have their own agendas.
Who is the psychopath killing the people around them?  Is there a link to these murders ? 

You will need to read it to find out . I found it hard to put down and because of the hints of their pasts I am going read the previous book too
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When a Lord Chief Justice is crucified and then a similar killing occurs, it becomes clear that friends and colleagues of  lawyer Michael Devlin are being targeted.  Whilst DCI Joelle Levy investigates the killings, Michael struggles with secrets from his past and the guilt that these secrets may be the cause of this madman's actions. This book held me attention well throughout and the ending was exciting even if it was a little bit unbelievable and more like an action film script than a thriller plot line.  I would highly recommend it.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book although it did take me a bit of time to get into it - once in, it was a real action packed roller coaster of a read.  I thought the courtroom drama was well done and I loved the character of Michael Devlin.  I will be searching for more books by this author - recommended.
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A most interesting and exciting story of an unusual, Jewish ex Israeli covert operations lady detective who leads a top Scotland Yard team charged with solving the brutal murder of a gangland boss and then soon afterwards the brutal obscene murder of a prominent retired Judge. She is tracked by a top TV journalist hoping for a major scoop. The lady journalist is married to a brilliant QC also an unusual character as his was born and raised up from the back streets of tough Belfast. The story also encompasses some dramatic cross examinations of a witness in court by the QC. When he gets involved in the hunt for the killer all his back street skills are also needed if he can escaped getting killed too. How all these unrelated events tie together so that the killer is brought to justice makes a captivating and exciting read.
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