A Fatal Game



A Fatal GameA Terrorist Attack Has Just Hit A Busy Railway Station Jake Winter Was The British Intelligence Officer In Charge Of Stopping The Attack And Now His Career, And His Conscience, Are In Free Fall Jake S Next Anti Terror Operation Has To Be A Success He Has Got Himself A New Source A Young British Asian Man, Rashid, Recently Returned, Apparently Disillusioned, From Battle, Who He Hopes Is The Key To Foiling The Next Attack And To Getting Him To The Leader Of The Network But Is Rashid Really Working For British Intelligence, Or Has Jake Put His Faith In The Wrong Man Once AgainA Fatal Game Is The Story Of An Organisation, And A Single Man, In A State Of Panic And Panic Is The Last Thing You Need When You Re Playing A Game Like This

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  • Paperback
  • A Fatal Game
  • Nicholas Searle
  • English
  • 15 May 2018
  • 0241354391

10 thoughts on “A Fatal Game

  1. Eva says:

    Who isn t fascinated by the world of spooks These men and women, whose jobs are steeped in mystery so much that they aren t even allowed to talk about it, spend their days in ways we know nothing about And maybe that s not such a bad thing After all, there is a lot of stuff going on out there in the world and none of it is particularly good Ignorance is bliss In A Fatal Game, we meet Jake Winter Jake is a spy for the British Intelligence Service but things are about to come crashing down ar Who isn t fascinated by the world of spooks These men and women, whose jobs are steeped in mystery so much that they aren t even allowed to talk about it, spend their days in ways we know nothing about And maybe that s not such a bad thing After all, there is a lot of stuff going on out there in the world and none of it is particularly good Ignorance is bliss In A Fatal Game, we meet Jake Winter Jake is a spy for the British Intelligence Service but things are about to come crashing down around him The story starts with a terrorist attack on a busy railway station Jake was in charge of stopping this attack but his asset seems to have played him for a fool While an enquiry into this terrorist attack is ongoing, Jake s job doesn t just stop He s found another source, who s part of yet another terrorist cell But can this young man be trusted or will history repeat itself This is one tense ride and you re never really quite sure how it will all end, which seems fitting because neither do the characters in this story I thoroughly enjoyed the way Nicholas Searle tackled this intriguing tale from various angles The reader follows Jake and his partner as they meet with the source, we are also introduced to the members of the terrorist cell, we follow the preparations from the armed forces, the political games behind the scenes and the enquiry into the railway station attack which makes you feel like a member of the audience, desperate for answers while all the while feeling none will be forthcoming All these points of view really place the reader right in the centre of all the action.What a compelling read this is Full of fascinating characters, deceit, the games some people play and never quite knowing what will happen, A Fatal Game feels horribly realistic, utterly believable and somewhat frightening If anything it has left me with the utmost admiration for spies all over the world, in awe of the responsibility they face every single day and the knowledge that it isn t at all as glamorous as it looks on tv It may be short at a mere 245 pages but it packs quite a punch and it held my attention throughout, right up until the quite dramatic conclusion A Fatal Game is a well plotted spy thriller that will undoubtedly appeal to fans of the genre

  2. Paul says:

    A Fatal Game When life is not a game Nicolas Searle has once again written an excellent thriller and continues the good work that he began with the Good Liar He is following in the well trodden footsteps of Le Carre and others, and he knows how to keep you hooked until the end.Jake Winter has an asset in play, all he has to do is lead the team to the local railway station and see who the asset meets All the police and the spooks are close and following and then boom, his asset detonates a bo A Fatal Game When life is not a game Nicolas Searle has once again written an excellent thriller and continues the good work that he began with the Good Liar He is following in the well trodden footsteps of Le Carre and others, and he knows how to keep you hooked until the end.Jake Winter has an asset in play, all he has to do is lead the team to the local railway station and see who the asset meets All the police and the spooks are close and following and then boom, his asset detonates a bomb Then the subsequent public inquiry he is under pressure, to tell the truth and not to avoid answering some of the questions Some of the establishment would like someone to pin the blame on for the terrorist outrage.While he has to attend the public inquiry, he also has another asset in play who is almost ready to reveal who the main person is behind the outrage at the railway station and who is intent on terrorising this northern town He knows that his new operation with Rashid has to be a success, a recent returnee from the Middle East, he needs for this to turn out a success and everything else will be duly forgotten.Jake is beginning to be disillusioned with the operations, disillusioned with the service and the lies This not being helpful when you have people s lives in your hands The service is also worried about Jake and the operation, evenso the closer the operation is to the final event With so many questions of trust, do you trust your asset, do you trust yourself, do you trust everyone else around you Jake is a character that many people could identify with, especially the self doubt and the panic when under a serious amount of pressure from the boss.A Fatal Game is a great story of our times that will keep you gripped from beginning to end

  3. Joanna Park says:

    A Fatal Game is another fantastic, thrilling book from this talented author Firstly the author has clearly done a lot of research into terrorism as there is a lot of details included into the story which I found very interesting to read about I didn t know how all the different services in the UK, like the police are counter terrorism units, worked together so I thought it was fascinating to discoverabout this These little details also helped make the story seemreal so I feltA Fatal Game is another fantastic, thrilling book from this talented author Firstly the author has clearly done a lot of research into terrorism as there is a lot of details included into the story which I found very interesting to read about I didn t know how all the different services in the UK, like the police are counter terrorism units, worked together so I thought it was fascinating to discoverabout this These little details also helped make the story seemreal so I feltinvested in what would happen.The characters are all very well drawn and believable and I enjoyed getting to know them better over the course of the book The author slowly reveals to the readerabout their background and why they are in the situation they are in which made me feelsympathetic to them as I understood the reasons behind their actions.I thought this was a very absorbing, enjoyable read which I found easy to get into The pace is quite steady and there is always something to keep the reader s attention The ending was a bit surprising as I didn t see it ending the way it did for some of the characters.Huge thanks to Ellie Hudson from Viking for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book

  4. Moses Soussis says:

    Ending was very underwhelming rest of book nicely written

  5. David Baker says:

    Disappointing I greatly enjoyed The Good Liar by the same author so had high expectations for this It began well, but about two thirds of the way in started to sag, with long conversations rather than plot development, and the ending felt like a let down, with quite a lot of loose ends untied, and a lack of a convincing round off A great pity.

  6. Jenny Cooper says:

    A major terrorist attack has just hit a busy train station and members of the public have been killed The Security Services knew about the planned attack in advance and Jake Winter was the Intelligence Officer in charge of the operation to stop it His career, his self esteem and his confidence levels are at an all time low but life has to go on While he is attending the public enquiry and being interviewed in detail about his role and what exactly went wrong in the previous attack, unbeknown A major terrorist attack has just hit a busy train station and members of the public have been killed The Security Services knew about the planned attack in advance and Jake Winter was the Intelligence Officer in charge of the operation to stop it His career, his self esteem and his confidence levels are at an all time low but life has to go on While he is attending the public enquiry and being interviewed in detail about his role and what exactly went wrong in the previous attack, unbeknown to the enquiry panel or the public, he is also involved in his next project On this occasion his source is Rashid, a young man who has been fighting abroad for the cause and has now been selected as one of the main perpetrators of the next planned attack He has allegedly become disillusioned and was therefore willing to be recruited by British Intelligence Services in an attempt to foil the next attack But can he be trusted That is the million dollar question but there are no certainties in Jake s world, and he cannot afford to make a second mistake This book basically gives a blow by blow account of the anti terrorist operation as it unfolds In essence this book is a very detailed behind the scenes look at counter terrorism and it is fascinating I have absolutely no idea whether the methods used by the Intelligence Forces in this book were realistic but as Nicholas Searle, the author, worked in Intelligence for many years, presumably this lends a degree of authenticity to the narrative The methods used to fight terrorism are farcomplicated than I could ever have envisaged and the amount of work required, combined with the numbers of people involved in a single operation are staggering as procedures and processes are put in place to safeguard the security of the British public Not only are we given an insight into a world which would normally be totally inaccessible to mere mortals, but the book also investigates the complex relationships between all the participants in this multifaceted operation and how trust becomes a leap of faith, tempered by a very large dose of caution I thought that the aspect of the book which worked particularly well was the way in which the author allowed us to examine the feelings, doubts and emotions of all the concerned parties And when I say all, I mean not just the police and the government departments involved in the operation, but also the terrorists themselves and the members of the public who have been affected by previous attacks For me the downside was that there was just too much detail and I found myself getting bogged down and actually a little bit bored with the minutiae at times Also, although written in the third person, I often found myself unsure as to who the subject was which didn t make for an easy read I had never come across Nicholas Searle before but will look out for his other books Whilst I was not totally convinced by this one, it was good enough for me to give his books another chance

  7. Jo Barton says:

    It s testament to the sign of our times when this glimpse into the mindset of a terrorist organisation, both from the insider dealings of the terrorists and also from those who seek to protect the public from harm, is such a fascinating and timely read.When a surveillance goes horribly wrong, Jake Winter, a British intelligence officer, feels the full force of public condemnation but with a heightened sense of danger comes an obligation to get it absolutely right next time Using contacts within It s testament to the sign of our times when this glimpse into the mindset of a terrorist organisation, both from the insider dealings of the terrorists and also from those who seek to protect the public from harm, is such a fascinating and timely read.When a surveillance goes horribly wrong, Jake Winter, a British intelligence officer, feels the full force of public condemnation but with a heightened sense of danger comes an obligation to get it absolutely right next time Using contacts within a terrorist organisation is a brave and determined move but is not without considerable danger and it is this dangerous aspect which is explored in detail A Fatal Game is one of those stories in which you re never quite sure who is working for whom, or indeed if any of the undercover operatives are truly what they seem, and therein lies the strength of the novel and is what kept me guessing until the end.The author writes well and maintains a high level of tension throughout the story without compromising on the believability in the way the plot unfolds Reading of the author s background of working in intelligence for many years, it s obvious throughout the novel that he is writing about what he knows and he does so without ever seeking to over sensationalise the after effects of a terrorist attack and always with a keen sensitivity for those people who may have been caught up in such an atrocity in real life.To say too much about the plot would give far too much away, as this, like all suspense stories, is best read without any spoilers, and in keeping it that way, the full force of the ending will impact on you as much as it did to me

  8. Jo-anne Atkinson says:

    When a terrorist bomb goes off in a busy station and innocent civilians are killed tough questions are asked For Jake Winter this is too close to home as the bomber was one of his agents Juggling appearing at the enquiry with handling his latest recruit, Rashid, Jake is close to the edge As Rashid lets Jake know that another attack is due Jake feels his life unravelling.There are some really good ideas in this book but sometimes they get lost in the welter of well meaning Ideas about modern When a terrorist bomb goes off in a busy station and innocent civilians are killed tough questions are asked For Jake Winter this is too close to home as the bomber was one of his agents Juggling appearing at the enquiry with handling his latest recruit, Rashid, Jake is close to the edge As Rashid lets Jake know that another attack is due Jake feels his life unravelling.There are some really good ideas in this book but sometimes they get lost in the welter of well meaning Ideas about modern politics are pushed through less likely characters and it all becomes very confused towards the end with the plot turning in on itself Searle can plot a decent story and has really modern ideas about the nature of spying but tighter editing would make his books sing

  9. Wolfgang says:

    Highly touted as being in the Le Carre line of craftsmanship, this thriller is unfortunately not up the master s standard.Yes, there is the highly contemplative writing, the self doubting main secret agent who has a higher moral standard than what the service and the meddling politicians impose on him There is in fact a bunchaction than you ll find in Le Carre s last novels However, the self reflective dialogs appear to me quite stilted and artificial The worst point is an intellect Highly touted as being in the Le Carre line of craftsmanship, this thriller is unfortunately not up the master s standard.Yes, there is the highly contemplative writing, the self doubting main secret agent who has a higher moral standard than what the service and the meddling politicians impose on him There is in fact a bunchaction than you ll find in Le Carre s last novels However, the self reflective dialogs appear to me quite stilted and artificial The worst point is an intellectual discussion between secret agent and the mother of two terrorist victims no grieving mother could have such a coldly rational dialog with a man who she must identify as a main culprit of on operation gone badly wrong

  10. Greville Waterman says:

    I like it when an author does not get typecast and every book Nicholas Searle has written is totally different but of equally high calibre.I really enjoyed A Fatal Game , a tense thriller dealing with the terrorist threat that faces us all today when nobody is quite sure who he or she seems to be.Is the mole within the terrorist cell playing the intelligence services or is he really trying to help them The secret is not revealed until late on in what is a captivating and well plotted book tha I like it when an author does not get typecast and every book Nicholas Searle has written is totally different but of equally high calibre.I really enjoyed A Fatal Game , a tense thriller dealing with the terrorist threat that faces us all today when nobody is quite sure who he or she seems to be.Is the mole within the terrorist cell playing the intelligence services or is he really trying to help them The secret is not revealed until late on in what is a captivating and well plotted book that never fails to thrill.Highly recommended

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