[ epub pdf ] Ridpath, M: Launch Code Autor Michael Ridpath – Paydayloansnsi.co.uk
Hugely enjoyable and thought provoking, Launch Code brings to mind the classic thrillers of Alister Maclean and Jack Higgins A well crafted ingenious mystery, tightly plotted, compelling and contemporary, this could well be Michael Ridpath s best novel yet Stav Sherez, author of the Carrigan Miller seriesThree hundred feet beneath the Atlantic, submarine Lieutenant Bill Guth receives the order he s been dreading a full nuclear strike against the USSR Crisis is soon averted, but in the chaos that follows, one crew member ends up deadBill s annual family gathering is interrupted when a historian turns up, eager to uncover the truth about the near apocalyptic Cold War incident Bill refuses to answer, but that night the man is brutally murdered What happened all those years ago How much is Bill to blame for events in the past And who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets ofwhere they belong Deadly state secrets and deadlier family secrets perfectly crafted, scrupulously researched Launch Code weaves an ingeniously dark and tangled web that will keep you gripped and guessing to the very end Ridpath is one of the best thriller writers around Craig Russell, author of The Devil Aspect I don t typically write reviews but this whodunnit was one of the best I ve read in a while I won t hint at spoilers, so will just comment that it is a potentially scary story, moulded around an all too possible cold war nuclear catastrophe, one family, and one outsider the son in law and kept me guessing and reading until the last pages. I bought this as I d read and enjoyed one of his Icelandic books This didn t impress nearly as much Interesting to learn what might may have happened on a nuclear sub in the 80s, but the rest of the plot was laboured, continually switching from the sub to modern Norfolk With one leap the end came and villain exposed. A good tale which kept moving throughout The descriptions of the activity on board the submarine were realistic and believable and the fairly wide range of characters all had worthwhile contributions to make It moved seamlessly from happy family celebrations to life threatening action and the conclusion was not a let down Any tale that makes Norfolk feel exciting and fast paced deserves to the read. A really interesting and thoughtful book about events in a submarine in the early 1980s and the repercussions many years later A close family nearly torn apart by revelations that many do not want to come out Really gripping. After an interesting prologue, the book degenerates into an interminable description of a very large family with so much detail you fall asleep, especially as there s no sign of a plot I gave up after the first pointless chapter Where was the book s editor Although a good read, the story is too close to a film mentioned in the book, and, even with an external story attached to it, the reader could predict the outcome. How has this book got so many good reviews The narrative structure doesn t work, the plot is unconvincing, the characters unsympathetic, the writing plodding The surprise ending visible for hundreds of pages Awful. I thought this book was brilliant, exciting I read it in 2 days, really didn t want to put it down I liked the way it flitted between now it was a good way of finding out the detail of the background to the possible reasons for the murder that happened in current time. Usual gripping story from Michael Ridpath haven t read a bad one yet Surprised that his books haven t been turned into films Would be good material.