#BlogTour #RandRBookTours @RRBookTours1 @Shanannigans81 / #Review : The Watchers #TheWatchers – John Reid @BurtDci #DCISteveBurt

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About the Author :

okv0u3aeqdkt6u0c048u07shq6._SX450_John Reid is the creator of the DCI Steve Burt series of thriller and suspense crime fiction at its very best.
Retirement has given John the time to fulfil his passion for writing, creating the mystery series through his unique creative process. Each main character is fully developed at the beginning of the writing process, with the part they play in each journey evolving organically within the confines of the underlying plot line. This freedom and flexibility creates inventive and compelling story telling that keeps the reader intrigued throughout.
John was born in Scotland and, after serving in the Army, embarked on a career in industry. He has worked in several different sectors in senior roles and was latterly CEO of a large international data capture company. He retired for the first time in 1995 to take on a consultancy designed to help new businesses become established. In 2018 he finally retired from business life to become a full-time author. John lives in Scotland and Portugal with his wife, and they have two grown-up sons.

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Synopsis :

Title: The Watchers
Publication Date: January 27, 2022
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Crime Fiction / Police Procedural

CoverSometimes it isn’t just good police work that catches criminals. Sometimes you just have to watch them. This is the strategy DCI Steve Burt uses when presented with two different and equally baffling cases.
The DCI takes on a case unofficially as a favour to an ex-colleague that involves the disappearance of an official of the Bank of England and the theft of gold bullion from the bank. The other is a baffling case involving multiple murders at the country home of a peer of the realm.
Steve and his team must navigate a trail of misleading clues and blind alleys involving suspected terrorism, kidnapping, conspiracy and international intrigue, as they strive to solve both cases. His boss becomes increasingly annoyed with Steve’s unconventional approach to police work, but the DCI knows he has to put his career on the line in order to solve these two very different and difficult cases.

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Review :

‘The Watchers’ by John Reid is my first encounter with DCI Steve Burt and his team and although I’m always a bit apprehensive on diving into an already existing series I didn’t need to be worried.
I really never had the feeling of not being able to get the dynamics between the characters and loved them from the get-go really.
They’re all very likeable and I love how they interact with each other throughout the whole investigation(s).
Needless to say I flew through the pages not only because of them, but also because of the writing style of this author which is easy going and greatly paced.
Moreover, the plot of both cases was well executed and they both helt my interest equally, having enough twists and turns to keep me glued to the book until the end.
Definitely looking forward to picking up, not only the next book, but also the previous ones, in this very enjoyable police procedural series.

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