Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy for inviting me on the Blog Blitz for DESPERATE GROUND by L. J. Morris
When the secrecy of a nuclear weapon agreement is thrown into doubt, a disgraced intelligence operative is recruited to find out if the deal is still safe…
Ali Sinclair, wrongly convicted and on the run from a Mexican prison, is enlisted to infiltrate her old friend’s inner circle and find the evidence.
But when you live in the shadows who can you trust?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This isn’t really a very long book but it certainly packs and punch and put my imagination into overdrive. Working under cover really takes on a new meaning for Ali Sinclair because a few Mexicans would like to welcome her back for an extended stay. Ali’s best buddy Frank McGill and MI6 had other plans though. Once back on home ground Ali is soon tangled up with what should have been a programme to safe guard the world but could lead to its destruction with unthinkable casualties.
If you love thrillers with plenty of action then this could be for you but it does come with quite a bit of violence with full on descriptions, making the story very visual as a reader. There is a great relationship with Ali and Frank that is very essential if they are both to survive. Cor blimey though the bad guys are pretty wicked with an ever increasing body count wherever they seem to be, making it a real heart in your mouth moments read.
I liked that these characters already had lives and pasts when I joined the story, so where as in most new series they would have to bond, that has already happened. I just need drip feeding in coming books to fill in their colourful past. Do get on board from the beginning with this one right from the start. The thought of the second book is already buzzing in my head.
I wish to thank Bloodhound Book and NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L J Morris is an author with a love of books and storytelling that he developed as a child.
After a career in the Royal Navy, which spanned most of the 80s and 90s, he settled back in Cumbria and soon realised that an unsuccessful attempt to write a serial killer novel at the age of 12 hadn’t blunted his ambitions.
He started to write again and has enjoyed success with his short stories appearing in several anthologies. Although he still enjoys writing short stories, his passion has always been for thriller novels and he has spent the last few years following his dream of being a published novelist.