Meltdown – Martin Baker

I’m not a numbers person, so a book involving lots of financial stuff isn’t really my cup of tea. However, I’m always up for trying new things, so I read Meltdown, and I managed to get through it without having one.

I kind of skimmed across all the complicated stuff about stocks and shares (which if I put my mind to it, I’m sure I could understand, but that sort of stuff bores me silly, so why bother?) and concentrated more on the overall plot, which is kind of a crime thriller type thing, with some sex thrown in, which is always a bonus! The main character, Samuel Spendlove takes an undercover job for a scary media mogul to get close to the mysterious trader Khan, and get enough information to exact revenge upon him.

Samuel at first is wary of his role, but then he really starts to enjoy himself and even comes out of his shell enough to begin a casual relationship with a beautiful colleague. However, things start to go wrong when the gorgeous Kaz disappears, and eventually turns up dead. It appears Samuel was the last person to see her alive – making him the prime suspect. Things become increasingly worse and Samuel is forced to go on the run, hunted by enemies, colleagues and the police. He is running for his life.

As I said, this isn’t my usual kind of book, but I still enjoyed it. It’s action-packed, a little gruesome and scary in places, and fast-paced. A really well written book, and for fans of the genre, you could do a lot worse!

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