Welcome to the final day on the blog tour for End Game by Matt Johnson. This is the final book in the Robert Finlay series.
End Game is published by Orenda Books and is available in paperback from 31st March and is already available in e-book.
Robert Finlay seems to have finally left his SAS past behind him and is settled into his new career as a detective. But when the girlfriend of his former SAS colleague and close friend Kevin Jones is murdered, it’s clear that Finlay’s troubles are far from over.
Jones is arrested for the killing, but soon escapes from jail, and Finlay is held responsible for the breakout. Suspended from duty and sure he’s being framed too, our hero teams up with MI5 agent Toni Fellowes to find out who’s behind the conspiracy. Their quest soon reveals a plot that goes to the very heart of the UK’s security services.
End Game, the final part in the critically acclaimed Robert Finlay trilogy, sees our hero in an intricately plotted and terrifyingly fast-paced race to uncover the truth and escape those who’d sooner have him dead than be exposed.
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Thank you to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for my review copy of the book and for inviting me to participate on the blog tour.
This is actually the first book I have read in the series (although I am certainly going to go back to the start and read the others!) and I didn’t find it too confusing as the author does provide a little bit of background so you can keep up with what is happening as the actions in this book are based on events that have happened previously. From what I have read though, the first two books along with the subject matter sounds incredibly good so I can’t wait to actually find the time and read them!
This is the type of book I really enjoy reading. A lot of action but also some great investigation work. I really enjoyed learning a bit more about the techy side of investigations so I like hearing from Nell and Stuart and they work they carried out behind the scenes.
I can understand why people are sad about this series ending, the characters are well written and you genuinely almost feel the tension that they are feeling as you are reading along. The first chapter really hooks you in and sets the tone for the storyline as we follow Robert Finlay as he becomes involved in a conspiracy that dates back to when he was serving in the military.
You really feel for Finlay as his life and career in the police force slowly start to unravel as actions from the past come back to haunt him. The tension is built up so well as you eagerly turn each page to discover who and what is behind everything.
The author also served in the military and police so he really writes with authenticity and clearly knows what he is talking about. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything and tells you as it is which was a refeshing change.
Absolutely brilliant! Such an enjoyable book – I’m looking forward to going back to read the others!
You can go back and read the other reviews below…..
About the Author
Matt Johnson served as a soldier and Metropolitan Police officer for twenty-five years.
Blown off his feet at the London Baltic Exchange bombing in 1992, one of the first police officers on the scene of the 1982 Regent’s Park bombing, Matt was also at the Libyan People’s Bureau shooting in 1984 where he escorted his mortally wounded friend and colleague, Yvonne Fletcher, to hospital.
Hidden wounds took their toll. In 1999, Matt was discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism.
One evening, Matt sat at his computer and started to weave these notes into a work of fiction that he described as having a tremendously cathartic effect on his own condition. He has used his detailed knowledge and memory to create what has been described by many readers as a fast paced, exciting and authentic tale of modern day policing.
Matt Johnson is living proof that PTSD is a condition that can be controlled and overcome with the right help and support. He has been described by many fans as an inspiration to fellow sufferers.
A keen biker, Matt rides a ’99 Harley Davidson Fatboy and is patron to the UK based ‘Armed Forces Bikers’ charity.
In his spare time Matt keeps honey bees and produces his own honey. He scuba dives, collects unusual hats and enjoys hill-walking with his three dogs at his home in Wales near the Brecon Beacons.
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Matt is now represented by James Wills at Watson-Little Literary Agents in London. He is available for interview either through Watson Little and can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org and through twitter @Matt_Johnson_UK .