DCI Jack Robson believes he is hunting a kidnapper…
Away from his posting in London, Robson is asked to lead an investigation in the south west of England.
But what begins as a baffling local kidnapping mystery, quickly escalates into something far more sinister.
In pursuit of the perpetrators, DCI Robson joins forces with Inspector Emma Wilson and the rest of the regional CID team. Together, they attempt to make sense of the lack of evidence or motive, eventually getting drawn to the tiny island of Steep
Holm, in the Bristol Channel.
As the investigation progresses, Robson, Wilson and their colleagues find themselves facing something far beyond normal detective work. Unthinkable connections lead them to a conspiracy, so great it could change the course of humanity. The question is, can they intervene before it’s too late to prevent the appalling future that potentially lies ahead…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I would normally leave this sentence for the close of a review but it really needs saying. This book is truly stunning. A huge must read book that crosses from a police procedural to so much more.
The first chapter brought goose bumps even in the hot temperatures of this summer and it left not just me with a mystery but also DCI Jack Robson who had been asked to investigate the kidnapping of a missing family. Robson has had to face his own personal tragedies in his life which has left him brining up his daughter on his own, a good dad torn between home and work. This case takes Robson further south than his usual London base where he joins forces with Inspector Emma Wilson and what a cracking team they make. Now in my top five favourites this year!
You need to keep pace with the quickly evolving story which becomes impossible to put down. Oh boy to say that I didn’t see what was coming just doesn’t cover it. I didn’t know whether to read faster or slow time down. OMG was all I could think because I am sat there thinking this could happen! What a superb story line this is, which you will have to read as no spoilers except to say this story just takes off once the penny drops and boy is it scary stuff! I needed beater blockers with this adrenaline rush!
Jason Minick debut has a frightening realism about it that left it going round in my mind when I had finished reading! I really loved the development between the characters, especially Robson and Wilson, which left me with a smile but wanting to know where it is all going to go in the next book. A bloody brilliant read. Jason Minick is up there with the best in my eyes. Superb!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Minick lives in the south-west of England. He has a passion for writing, and is a fan of reading many genres.
His debut novel, ARCAM, combines police procedural with conspiracy thriller. It is set in his favourite part of the UK: the south-west of England.
ARCAM is the first book in the DCI Robson series.
Jason lives with his wife, Emma, and his three children, Lucy, William and Sophie. The family share their home with two very small dogs, Digby and Tizzie.