Also, it was pretty obvious from the second chapter who was behind it. Trevellyan is back, this time on the treacherous streets of Chicago, having left behind a rather dicey situation in New York City. Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. Andrew Grant is a author on the rise and he and Trevellyan look to be ready for a long stay. A rogue agent accused of stealing a deadly biological weapon has come to Fothergill to broker a deal. Grant's first-person narration puts the reader in the front seat of heart-pounding action scenes with a hard man who has no compunction about killing.
Even is a bit of LeCarre and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge. The main character never followed protocol. Specifically, panel-goers were curious about how I came to base them both in U. Author Grant is the brother of Lee Child, and although there are some vague stylistic parallels, the most striking similarity is the breakneck, page-turning pace. He has been sent to Chicago from New York where he left a mess of dead bodies. After graduating from the University of Sheffield, where he studied Drama and English Literature, Grant founded a theatre company that produced original material, culminating with a critically successful appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This book starts not soon after the first and I had trouble trying to remember what happened at the end of the last book, but after that initial part the action gets started. He does a pretty good job of it too. Obliged to leave New York City in the aftermath of his previous mission, David Trevellyan is summoned to the British Consulate in Chicago. How good was David that he found the only empty warehouse in Gary, Indiana based on a whim? His adversaries stay a step ahead, right up to the final chapter. Certainly not David Trevellyan, an agent for the Royal Navy Intelligence.
Andrew Grant is a author on the rise and he and Trevellyan look to be ready for a long stay. It is fast paced and action packed, but the characters were not memorable as they were in the first novel. Interestingly, I haven't read the first book in the series, but that didn't seem to detract at all. One of my new favorites, Andrew Grant is a author on the rise and he and Trevellyan look to be ready for a long stay. The stakes rise as more than one bidder has his sights set on the gas, and Trevellyan and Fothergill have only each other to rely on. Even is brilliantly plotted and smart, and delivers the bone-jarring kick of a.
But he's no James Bond and he makes mistakes which makes things a bit interesting. This is the second Andrew Grant novel to feature protagonist David Trevellyan, a British Navy intelligence officer. After reading both books I can understand how this storyline one will turn out. In fact, how can anyone learn anything while performing unfamiliar actions? After reading both books I can understand how this storyline one will turn out. Perhaps it was the character of David Trevellyan, a bit of a later day James Bond with a considerably sharper edge.
Assigned the task of finding the rogue agent, and putting an end to his treacherous scheme, Trevellyan soon finds that once again his only hope of saving countless innocence lives lies not Cooler than Bond. I was lucky enough to attend the excellent Murder 203 conference in Connecticut recently, and one of the questions I was asked most often during the event concerned the settings of the first two David Trevellyan novels. All of it, because it's very nasty stuff. Grant's Trevellyan, a special agent with British Military Intelligence is back in another action packed thriller. It makes sense to think that a high adventurer of hunger and slumber would stay awake during the rain, or the traffic, or the cities beyond the first one of childhood reign and developing purposes, although my expectation for fun and enjoyment flies through the stars of this witty judgment.
Loved this 2nd installment in the Trevelyn series. Worth Dying For is number 1 in the paperbacks - that's a lot of books Mr Child. After leaving behind seven dead bodies in New York City, Trevellyan reports to veteran liaison officer Richard Fothergill in Chicago, where a rogue British operative, Tony McIntyre, is planning to sell a secret and deadly gas to the tiny West African nation of Equatorial Myene. A book is read, a book is made. Now that comes to something when you buy a chair to read your favorite author's books, Andrew Grant!! In fact, he can't seem to keep himself from taunting them.
He needs to stop the deal from going down and recover the gas. I read 200 of the 299 pages and could not take anymore. Having said that, there were several things I didn't like. It all takes places within a four-day period. A highly enjoyable read, Trevellyan is an interesting character.
I also find it implausible. Who has ever heard of Equatorial Myene? The tension is relieved by Trevellyan's wry, understated sense of humor but never long enough to make the story lose momentum. In his profession who do you trust, an agent must operate alone. The whole concept of trying to intercept canisters of poison gas that were in the U. And Trevanian himself wasn't as good company during the length of the story.
Trevellyan is a great hero: highly resourceful, well seasoned and likeable. The writing is fast paced and filled with action. Grant's writing over another author I know and love. David might suspect a problem and solve it, only to lie about it later. But soon Trevellyan finds that, once again, his only hopes of saving countless innocent lives lie not within the system, but in his own instincts and skills.