I do not usually read crime books but once I started reading this novel which was recommended by a friend, I did not want to put it down. I felt truly immersed in the story right from the beginning, as the descriptions of the characters and places were so vivid and all consuming. There are many twists and turns and nothing was predictable, which was great because it kept you thinking from start to finish, and once I got to the finish.... all I can say is bring on the next book. A great read.
A thrilling tale of guilt and redemption. Dan Calder is an exciting character, his own dark past fascinates and weaves a colourful background in which this story is set.
Ian Austin has created a character with real depth, I'm looking forward to his next instalment!
H. Corbett. England.
Excellent crime novel, with a few twists. Easy to read novel and well worth purchasing it.
A great read from start to finish.
Mrs. J. Taylor. England.
An excellent thriller with lots of twists and turns.
This is the first book in the Dan Calder series written by a former Police Officer with many years’ experience. He has woven an intricate tale with many twists and turns and seemly unconnected events which join together with a series of coincidences. The central figures are Dan Calder, an ex-detective and surveillance operative, who is now located in NZ, a woman posing under a variety of different names and appearances, and latterly in the story a new lady in Calder's life. Couldn't put this one down after I had started reading it. Well done Ian - can't wait for the next one in the series.
R. H. Spain.
Innovative novel with an intriguing plot and characters -I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one.
R. Mackintosh. England.
The best book I've read since finishing the Stieg Larsson Dragon Tattoo trilogy and I'm just as hooked. It's amazing, I can't wait to see what happens next!
C. A. England.
As a reader, I have never felt more included in the story so far. The ways in which the author takes the reader by surprise and describes with tremendous detail.
Such talent must not go a miss. Remember there is more of this story to unravel.
Steven Franklin. England.
An absorbing crime thriller from a retired police officer so the reader is aware that the author is experienced in real crime solving. Not a 'Who Dunnit', as the guilty party is made known early on, but a fascinating game of cat and mouse that starts in the UK and unravels in NZ. Looking forward to the second title in the series.
Jim Turner. England.
Ingenious plot, believable characters.
The premise of The Agency gripped me from early on, the characters are believable and I liked the dual setting of New Zealand and the UK.
Karen A. England.
At last, someone who knows what he is talking about when writing about covert matters and procedures. Look forward to the sequel.
Terry Hawes. England