‘Scientists claim their new sports drug will boost the performance of every athlete in the world. The Lambeth Group send scientist, Gavin Shawlens, to investigate the claim. The product is stolen, top athletes disappear, and the research team are unaware that their product has a dangerous side effect. Gavin must stop the sports drug launch before more people die.
When Gavin disappears – Zoe Tampsin searches frantically to find him before he becomes the next victim. As if Zoe hasn’t got enough on her plate. Past events in Gavin’s life catch up with him. A powerful US general decides that Gavin must die to prevent exposure of a 60-year old secret capable of world-changing and power-shifting events. The chase is on…’
Why Did I Read This Book?
I was recently approached by Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours to see if I fancied reading a copy of Everything To Lose and to see if I would like to join the blog tour! I love participating in blog tours, so the more the merrier!
What Did I Think?
Everything To Lose is actually part of a wider book series I believe, and I’m saddened that I’m only just joining the series! The Lambeth Group books follow the secret government investigations of agent Zoe Tampsin; a strong female protagonist with courage, determination, and guile. If the other six books in the series are as action-packed as this one, we are in for a treat.
Lambeth Group is a secret department of the British government with the responsibility of protecting the country. Agent Zoe Tampsin is everything you want from a strong female protagonist; resourceful, brave and tough. She is tasked with the job to look after scientist, Gavin Shawlens, who whilst battling his own grief, is investigating a performance-enhanced drug which seems unbelievably too good. Shawlens is also strongly disliked by some powerful and dangerous people, who will not stop until he is dead. That is where our girl, Zoe comes to the rescue.
What I loved about this book is the character dynamic. Shawlens is the fact and figures guy; analysing everything down to a T. Zoe on the other hand, has the skills but she doesn’t have Shawlens brains. She needs his expertise in this arena to complete her mission, and for two charismatic characters, they complement each other very well (obviously not without some bumps in the road at first, of course!)
This book has everything you need from an action-packed novel, and then more! Credit to the author for creating a story that is filled to the brim with exhilarating and edge-of-your-seat action. If anything, this book has made me want to go and read the other books in the series, to see what other missions Zoe Tampsin can complete!
About The Author: Gordon Bickerstaff
Gordon was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied biochemistry, and worked in several Scottish universities where he did research on enzymes and taught biochemistry. After thirty years of teaching and research, he retired his academic pen and instead picked up a mightier fiction pen.
He currently lives in central Scotland with his wife and they both enjoy reading, writing, and walking in the hills.
Special thanks to Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours for organising the blog tour, as well as author Gordon Bickerstaff, and publisher Histameen for providing me with a copy!