Amazon.com

5star

Good plot, interesting style. I really enjoyed the book.

 

Amazon.ca

4star

This is a solid first novel with an impeccably plotted storyline and richly drawn characters. As the setting switches among London, France, the Ukraine, Dubai and Poland, the reader gets dismaying glimpses into the nasty business of power, money and big business in the EU and beyond. It’s the sort of book that you don’t want to put down once you get started. There’s room for this author to pick up and develop the character of Andrew Ball and possibly others in subsequent novels, and I hope he does that. Don’t let the jacket cover mislead you into thinking this is a handbook of management consulting – it is anything but!

 

Amazon.Co.UK

5star

A thoroughly enjoyable read. The story line grabbed me even though I had my initial doubts when I saw that it was about corruption in the Steel industry. However, the steel industry is secondary to the very engaging characters and I particularly liked Andrew Ball who is a character that I think has a lot of potential going forward. Hopefully there will be a sequel. I can definitely recommend this book as a great read.

5star

Very enjoyable, excellent first novel. As an ex-employee of the steel industry it was hard to tell fact from fiction at times. Many of the characters seemed true to life. I look forward to the sequel when I hope we are introduced to more characters from Mr Pell’s past experience.

 

4star

An introduction to the murky world of cartels in Europe. An enjoyable read rich with strong characters and an absorbing plot. Some nice touches such as the bits of poetry. Would recommend it.

 

KIRKUS INDIE BOOK REVIEW

‘RISKS AND REWARDS’ Murder, blackmail and corporate greed give a newly promoted Scotland Yard chief inspector a run for his money in his first case in this investigative thriller. The prose moves the story and characters along with economy and hardly any wasted words. The inventive plot and characters will keep readers focused and guessing at what intrigues are to come. Pell writes with a sure, confident hand.