Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tabula Rasa (A Lambeth Group Thriller #5) by Gordon Bickerstaff


From Goodreads

A hundred years ago, a wealthy family of visionaries prophesied the devastation that global warming would bring to world food supplies in the 21st century. They decided to prepare for the worst, and embark on an ambitious plan of revolution.

Lambeth Group agents, Zoe Tampsin and Gavin Shawlens, prepare to investigate the unusual death of a government defence scientist. Someone is determined to stop them before they get started. Zoe uncovers two unfamiliar words, Tabula Rasa. The only other clue is the curious behaviour of the dead scientist's son, Ramsay.

Posing as a couple, Gavin and Zoe enter the secret and dangerous world of Ramsay's aristocratic guardians, headed by philanthropist billionaire, Lord Zacchary Silsden.

What Gavin uncovers, shocks him to the bottom of his soul. Does he have the courage and the conviction to stop the greatest revolution in human history? What Zoe discovers about Gavin—words can't describe. Zoe is faced with an impossible choice, but one thing is certain, she will not hesitate to do her duty, no matter the cost. 

My thoughts
My thanks to the Author via TBConFB for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I gave this an 8/10 or 4 stars.
This is the first book that I've read by this Author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found Zoe Tampsin to be a modern day agent in the tradition of a female James Bond. I could see this playing out like a Bond film. With a great mix of goodies and baddies with an interesting thought provoking premise to boot.

This book is a roller coaster of a ride that will take you along with it, it's well worth grabbing a copy and catching up with the Lambeth Group if you've already read other books in the series or take the opportunity to meet them for the first time.

This book is part of a series, that could be read as a standalone. However, if you read the series in order then you'll have the back story of some of the returning main characters that have appeared in other books in the series.

Since reading the book I spotted that the Author mentions Ian Fleming amongst his influences, this is of no surprise at all.

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