Nine Lives is the first book in the Same Archer series. Sam Archer is the youngest member of an elite armed unit with the Metropolitan Police. In Nine Lives, there is a threat from a terrorist cell to London on New Years Eve. It becomes a race against time to protect the city from a wave of devastating attacks.
I read the book in two sittings, being unable to put it down for the latter until I finished it. The novel began at a quick pace and was able to maintain it throughout, with the unit rushing from emergency to another. There were a couple of elements within the book that were difficult to believe, but this was more than compensated for by how it enabled the pace to be maintained. There were some twists at the end that helped keep the pace up and the story going. I thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy fast-paced thrillers.
Rating (out of 5): *****