The Failsafe Query is a gripping thriller set in the contemporary world of modern British espionage. Sean Richardson, a disgraced former intelligence agent, is tasked to lead a team to search for Alfie Chapman, an Intelligence officer on the cusp of exposing thousands of secrets to the media. This includes a long lost list of Russian moles embedded since the Cold War, one of whom remains a public favourite in the British parliamentary system. The action moves with absorbing pace and intrigue across Central Asia and Europe as the puzzle begins to unfold through a deep hidden legacy. Tense, fast paced, and insightful, The Failsafe Query twists and turns to a satisfyingly dramatic finale.
At first I had a bit of trouble getting into the story. There was so much thrown at me that it made my head spin, but I was intrigued as well and that was what made me going on.
I am a Russia and espionage loving person. Give me James Bond any day of the week. That why I wanted to read this book.
The author has a way of taking you on a road full of twists and turns and makes you really believe what he is talking about, but somehow I was not really into it. There were parts I liked and others I did not seem to grasp. I did not seem to be my cup of tea.
I am not going to give away too much. I suggest you try it out and I am curious to know how you will experience it. 3 stars.
Thank you, Michael Jenkins and RachelsRandomResources.
About the author
Michael Jenkins served for twenty-eight years in the British Army, rising through the ranks to complete his service as a major. He served across the globe on numerous military operations as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers. His experiences within the services involved extensive travel and adventure whilst on operations, and also on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that he led or was involved in. He was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity. He was awarded the MBE on leaving the armed forces in 2007 for his services to counterterrorism. The Failsafe Query is Michael’s first novel. He has started work on his second spy thriller, The Kompromat Kill, and hopes to publish it the spring of 2019.