Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for inviting me onto the Blog Tour for THE SPY WHO CHIPPED THE CHINA TEA CUP by ANGIE SMITH. I was very excited about reading this book CXVI is one of my all time favourite series.
An utterly gripping espionage thriller
Arms dealing. Murder. Corruption.
In Africa, Taylor Hudson reaches the stark realisation that she is in imminent danger.
Time is nearly up when, out of nowhere, she is thrown a lifeline. Left with little option, she places her trust in a complete stranger. But who is this stranger and why the interest in saving her?
The answers lie 6,000 miles away, deep inside the British Secret Intelligence Service, where a former, disgraced, senior officer is attempting to work his way back into the heart of the organisation. But what are his real intentions?
What ensues is a deadly game of bluff, double-bluff and triple-bluff.
Can The China Teacup survive this time?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Wild horses couldn’t keep me away from this latest book by Angie Smith, who created one of my favourite series with CMVI. For me this lady is the Queen of espionage thrillers. I just wowed so much as characters I had known from the previous books and grown to love, hate and mistrust kept popping up. No spoilers to who they are.
The plot can seem complex at times with double crosses taking place when you think you have everything sussed but be prepared for the unexpected.
Angie Smith is a perfectionist with the superb research that is in abundance throughout the book especially on the geographical aspects of South Africa that are both outstandingly beautiful, to a wild side that will never be tamed. I loved how she used everything around her in this story including nature itself. It was though no comparison to the depths that man will go to especially with one particularly brutal scene. A pack of wild animals that don’t deserve the title of being human.
This is a super story that begins as a simple hit but becomes more of a complex game of chess because players in this life and death game are going to be sacrificed like pawns in this fast action story, with eventually no one being safe. From the stunning cover to the opening pages that just woke every sense I had straight away, through the chapters that made me a nervous wreck, I loved every minute of this journey.
This could be read as a stand alone book but do read the first three as well because some of these characters have really earned there place in this super book. You will be intrigued by the connections that brought them all together in the past. The whole set is fabulous
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Angie Smith, having recently survived locally advanced breast cancer,
discovered that her lifelong desire to write had been rekindled.
Consequently, her love for international crime thrillers became the
springboard to the creation of the highly acclaimed CXVI Trilogy.
Her passion for travelling to exotic places greatly inspires her work. A
recent trip to Southern Africa inspired her fourth novel, The Spy Who
Chipped The China Teacup.
Angie, born in 1961, was educated at Huddersfield University where she
graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Education and Training.
She was nominated for an award on her knowledge transfer partnerships
work, during which she co-produced and presented a journal article at
the International Social Work Conference in Durban