Liz Currently Loves…The Outsider by Jason Dean


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The Victim
John Strickland’s life is in tatters. An integral part of a high-profile, federal murder case, Strickland and his son are deep in witness protection following a hit in which his wife died. With seven days to go until he testifies, all he needs to do is survive.

The Protector
US Marshal Angela Delaney is in charge of Strickland’s new protection team. Convinced there will be another attempt on his life, and fearing an inside leak, Delaney knows she needs outside help and there’s only one person she wants.

The Outsider
Former Marine James Bishop has worked close protection and is intimately acquainted with Delaney. He never expected to see her again but when she re-appears, and he meets Strickland and his son, Bishop knows he has to help protect them.

Can this outsider make the difference or are all their lives about to get a whole lot tougher?

I’m a huge fan of great thrillers and Jason Dean writes GREAT thrillers. The Bishop series is really coming into it’s own now, The Outsider is a step up even from the previous excellent novels and I loved every minute.

Basically what this author does is give us a terrific main protagonist (the aforementioned Bishop),  gets him to decide to do something (and nothing he decides to do is ever easy) and then throws as many obstacles into his path as is humanly possible and lets him do his thing. The flow of it is beautiful, the adrenalin rush comes what feels like every few pages and yet there is enough quiet contemplative moments to allow for some really good character development. A thriller with heart.

The Outsider has plenty of action, thrills and spills, some intuitively placed twists and turns and more excitement than is good for me on  a Sunday afternoon (when I devoured the last half with several cups of coffee and a wing and a prayer for Barney) Seriously addictive and James Bishop is to die for, a hero with his own distinctive style and a tendency to dig deep when the chips are down, you’ll be with him all the way. The villains of the piece are always eclectic and well developed so you do worry just a little about what might happen, there is a good dose of unpredictability which keeps things interesting.

Really excellent stuff. Move over Reacher I think you have been outplayed.

Highly Recommended.

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Nine hundred and seventy three days.
Thinking. Planning. Waiting for the perfect moment.

Former Marine James Bishop will only have one opportunity to make his prison break. And one chance to prove that he isn’t responsible for the murders that put him inside.

Three years ago Bishop was the leader of an elite close protection team hired to protect a millionaire and his daughter. After being attacked, Bishop regained consciousness to find seven bodies strewn throughout the millionaire’s Long Island mansion – including those of his two charges – and a mountain of evidence guaranteed to send him down for murder.

But to find out who set him up and why, Bishop needs to be free. And now the time has come to make his move.

Happy Reading Folks!






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One Response to Liz Currently Loves…The Outsider by Jason Dean

  1. crimeworm says:

    Got this – sounds good! Thanks for giving me the heads-up – I just wish I could read as fast as you, Liz!

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