These reviews were submitted on www.amazon.co.uk and elsewhere on the Internet, and have been edited only to correct spelling mistakes.
"Like many other readers I found the previous Richter novel, Foxbat, a disappointment (it was good, but not that good). Timebomb is a return to top form, the plot is full of twists and turns, great action scenes, CIA conspiracies and a really inventive story line. In creating Paul Richter, the author has created a British Jason Bourne and at the same time, surpassed Bourne. This book is great, probably my favourite Richter story so far, more like it please!"
"Timebomb is a definite improvement on James Barrington's previous
Paul Richter novel Foxbat, but doesn't quite hit the heights of either
Pandemic or Overkill. The plot of Timebomb is certainly more
believable than Foxbat and Barrington doesn't have to stretch credibility to
breaking point simply to keep Richter at the centre of events (although finding
yourself caught up in two separate seemingly unrelated shootouts in the space of
two days might be viewed as either highly unlikely or very very unlucky).
"I was very disappointed with James Barrington's last Paul Richter novel, Foxbat, but this is a blistering return to form. There's more Richter, Simpson, terrorists and, most importantly, action most of which I felt was lacking in Foxbat. This was very similar to the books of Vince Flynn with secret government agencies, terror attacks, nasty baddies and a no-nonsense hard-man spy. I read this book in a day as I was constantly turning the pages to see what was coming next and because I was enjoying it immensely."
"This is the fourth James Barrington novel I have read, and I have enjoyed all of them. If like me you are fan of Craig Thomas you will like James Barrington. The only faults I can find with his books are no female characters appear and a lack of character description. Still a good read."
"I have to be honest and say I was really looking forward to this one, had it on order for weeks and, because I was at home on holiday, was reading it within an hour of delivery. Timebomb is the author's fourth book to feature the sardonic and ruthless Richter and his weary sarcastic boss, Simpson. Both are part of British intelligence and in Timebomb we have Richter chasing terrorists in Europe and finding that there is a 'big event' planned for London. Can he stop it in time and find out who is really behind events? This moves at blistering pace as the bits of the jigsaw come together and Richter is at his best, a fantastic character placed in a very British environment where things are a bit more formal and basic then the typical American intelligence agencies. Recommended. How long to wait to the next one? Does the author want to test his readers?!!!"
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