Deadly Vengeance was good; Deadly Waters was better. In Deadly Vengeance, the author really hits his stride.
I am deadly serious; I love these books.
The author knows how to grab a reader’s attention and weave a plot that keeps the action flowing and the pages turning.
This time, DCI Jane Phillips and her team have to find the kidnapped daughter of a munitions dealer before it’s too late. What could be a run-of-the-mill “teen held for ransom” story turns into so much more under this author’s guidance.
Sure, there are the usual bits: huge ransoms, shady secrets, and a lot more going on than meets the eye. That’s all to be expected.
But the author adds in a unique tie to the military which gives the investigation depth. AND, there is a huge roadblock to the form of a hostage negotiator who is sent to “work with” DCI Phillips and her team as a result of the munitions dealer’s call to London.
Yeah, he’s a downright snob, and honestly, not so good at his job, if you ask me. But that is very apparent early on. Still, he serves as a distraction to the investigation which makes it more interesting.
As for the whole plot, you know that I’m not going to give you anything there. Suffice to say that you can expect a few gasps and lots of excitement, especially if you are familiar with the series.
Honestly, I don’t know how OMJ Ryan does it, but the books keep coming and maintain high standards of creativity. There’s no let-up. I think they keep getting better and better.
It’s early in the series, so jump in and read them all to catch up!
About OMJ Ryan:
Hailing from Yorkshire, OMJ Ryan worked in radio and entertainment for over twenty years, collaborating with household names and accumulating a host of international writing and radio awards. In 2018 he followed his passion to become a full-time novelist, writing stories for people who devour exciting, fast-paced thrillers by the pool, on their commute – or those rare moments of downtime before bed. Owen’s mission is to entertain from the first page to the last.
Deadly Vengeance is the third Detective Jane Phillips book in the series and OMJ’s fourth book with Inkubator Books.