Many thanks to the wonderful #bloggers on the #blogtour for FLASHPOINT by Derek Thompson. Your help is very much appreciated by Derek, Joffe Books and myself. You guys are THE BEST!
This is the first book of Derek’s I have read and I can honestly say it won’t be the last as I loved the way the book was written and the way all the characters and locations within the story were described really well. Read more here
It was with some excitement that I settled down to read ‘Flashpoint’. I was not to be disappointed as I loved it but more about that in a bit. Read more here
This is a great read with an interesting premise which I felt was well researched by the author. I read this book in one sitting which is something that I don’t do often. Flashpoint works well as a standalone. I haven’t read any of the others but I think I would’ve got more from this book if I had. Read more here
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This is an action-packed story which rattles along at speed, making the reader turn pages quickly to get to the next part of the story. Read more here
Thomas Balden works for the Surveillance Support Unit otherwise known as the SSU, who are used by other agencies and called the unkind nickname of ‘floaters’. After the 7/7 London attacks his unit is taken over by MI5, then suddenly his boss Christine, disappears along with Sir Peter Carroll the Director General of the SSU. Read more here
This book starts with a bang in the form of a terrorist attack and it is sadly current with the recent terrorist attacks that we have had in the UK. There is just the right amount of suspense in the book for me, it was set at a great pace, the plot was genuine and well planned out and I thought that the characters were great. Read more here
FLASHPOINT by Derek Thompson
Do you love gripping espionage thrillers full of great twists and plenty of action?
Meet Thomas Bladen. Smart, sardonic, and in mortal danger.
LONDON COMES UNDER ATTACK AND BLADEN’S LIFE IS FALLING APART.
As the security services scramble to deal with the aftermath of a coordinated terror attack, undercover operative Thomas Bladen is in deep trouble. His department is taken over by MI5, his girlfriend’s gone, and he’s “lost” a handgun during surveillance of a politician.
Then two of his senior colleagues disappear. Who’s taken them and why? Bladen’s search for answers is blocked at every turn. Is there a double agent in his team?
In a thrilling conclusion, Bladen must face his doubts and put his life at risk against forces whose allegiance is unclear. This is the reckoning.
If you like Mark Dawson, Rob Sinclair, Lee Child, or Vince Flynn you’ll enjoy these fast-paced thrillers.
What people are saying about Derek Thompson’s books
“Complex and full of twists and turns, this is a very good thriller which keeps the reader on tenterhooks throughout.” Ann Stanmore
“Kept me up far too late at night.” Gemma Donnelly
“Gripping and unputdownable.” Bsms585
“One of the best spy thrillers I’ve read in a long time.” Lacancan
“Good read for anyone who enjoys a thriller that will keep them hooked from start to finish.” Jfaulknercourt
“Couldn’t put the book down ….brilliant characters…storyline excellent.” Kay Broome
“Very good, gripping story.” Yorkypud
THOMAS BLADEN SERIES
Book 1: STANDPOINT
Book 2: LINE OF SIGHT
Book 3: CAUSE & EFFECT
Book 4: SHADOW STATE
Book 5: FLASHPOINT
Derek Thompson grew up in London and started writing fiction in his teens. After spending a year in the US, he returned to London and subsequently moved to the West Country.
He wrote a commissioned piece for The Guardian in 2008 and entered the world of freelance writing in 2009. His short fiction has featured in both British and American anthologies, and can be found online. He has also written comedy material for live performance and radio.
His love of film noir and thrillers began with The Big Sleep, and has never left him. Much of his fiction involves death, loss or secrets. As the saying goes: write about what you know.
He writes about Thomas Bladen and his role in the Surveillance Support Unit.