#OnTour with #LoveBooksTours
#Review Blue Gold by David Barker
This post may contain Amazon Affiliate links, be it book or movie covers or direct links.
Each direct link will be suffixed with * or #ad. As an Amazon Associate I earn from any qualifying purchases.
by David Barker
Genre: crime, sci-fi
Publisher: Urbane Books
The near future. Climate change and geopolitical tension have given rise to a new international threat – a world war for water. This most vital of resources has become a precious commodity and some will stop at nothing to control its flow. When a satellite disappears over Iceland, Sim Atkins thinks he knows why. He is given the chance to join the hallowed Overseas Division and hunt for the terrorists responsible. But his new partner Freda Brightwell is aggrieved to be stuck with a rookie on such a deadly mission. Freda’s misgivings are well founded when their first assignment ends in disaster – a bomb destroys a valuable airship and those responsible evade capture. Seeking redemption, the British agents follow the trail to a billionaires’ tax haven in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and uncover a web of deceit that threatens global war. Whom can they trust? As the world edges ever closer to destruction Sim and Freda must put their lives on the line to prevent Armageddon – and protect the future of ‘blue gold’. David Barker’s gripping debut will thrill fans of Richard North Patterson, Scott Mariani and Steve Berry.
This is action packed and fast paced from the very start and it had me hooked instantly! Set in the not too distant future the world is struggling with drought and water rations, and war is breaking out over it hence the term Blue Gold – we all know of Black Gold being Oil and the cause of past wars, now it is water that everyone is fighting over.
Sim and Freda are out unlikely saviours in this book and the whole thing has a very James Bond feel to it – espionage, terrorism, war, hopping from country to country tracking down with head honchos. This is not a book you can just pick up willy-nilly, it demands your attention and with so much going on you will not want to put it down anyway!
Blue Gold was a really great read, and covers a a very scary concept that could eventually happen in the not to distant future! I cant wait to read the next book in this series, if it anything like this then I am going to love it!
About the Author
David lives in Berkshire and is married to an author of children’s picture books, with a daughter who loves stories. His working life has been spent in the City, first for the Bank of England and now as Chief Economist for an international fund. So his job entails trying to predict the future all the time. David’s writing ambitions received a major boost after he attended the Faber Academy six-month course in 2014 and he still meets up with his inspirational fellow students. He loves reading, especially adventure stories, sci-fi and military history. Outside of family life, his other interests include tennis, golf and surfing.