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The Disciples by John Reid 

Hello readers,

How are you? Here in Portugal the weather is getting better and it made me start thinking about vacations. Just thinking about having a whole day to rest and read a good book without interruptions…what a paradise! But until better days arrive, I keep busy with work and of course, reading while I can. And today, I bring you a book that was kindly offered to me by the author John Reid – The Disciples.

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If you follow my blog, you probably read my review of John’s previous book The Auction, and if haven’t, please go read it, I promise it’s worth it.

John Reid is a very good author, as I said, it’s the second book I read from him and whenever I’m coming to the end, I immediately want more. Why? Both books leave me with immense adrenaline, the story has a good pace and there is not a single moment when we do not want to know what will happen to the main character. “Will he live? Is he going to solve the mystery? Who’s gonna die? Is the team safe? Is he gonna ending with her?”.

And speaking of the main character…. how much I love DCI Steve Burt! I feel like I’ve already attached myself to this character and I have good news, the end of The Disciples made me very happy! I like his personality and how controlled he is, but I also like the secondary characters, they provide a more solid story and as a team they work like a well oiled machine. 

The Disciples is the third book in the series, the first being The Watchers (the only one I don’t have), followed by The Auction. Will the series stop here? I don’t think so, I think there are still many mysteries that need our Steve Burt expertise but even if it stops here, the ending was perfect!

I must confess that although I really liked The Auction (I have a special place in my heart for books that mention green energies), The Disciples became my favorite! I was so engrossed in solving the case and I like the fact that there’s a thin line between Burt personal life and his job as an inspector.

You know that I love romance and fantasy, but give me a good crime story and I will be delighted for days…

As in the last book, I felt several times the need to go peek at the end of the book, sometimes I worried about Steve, but I’m glad I controlled myself, because I think this way I was able to better appreciate everything that happened.

One aside, if you don’t know, DCI stands for detective chief inspector and our Steve Burt is the definition of a good DCI!

I don’t want to go into it too much because it may detract you from the enjoyment of discovering for yourself how good this book is, so I will leave you with the synopsis of this book:

“In this, the third DCI Burt mystery, the stakes are high as DCI Burt and his colleagues become involved in an international game of intrigue. DCI Burt is sent to investigate the murders of two young and foreign women, and as the clues lead him on, he begins to see all is not as simple as it might have seemed.

Orders from on high have DCI Burt joining a secret society, The Syndicate, which has powerful members called Disciples. These ruthless people control the highest corridors of government. What is their connection to the two murdered women? Can DCI Burt unravel the mystery and solve the murders in this dangerous high-stakes game?”

If you like a good mystery slash suspense story, then you really have to add this book to your reading list! I believe this series could be easily adapted to a TV series, and The Disciples came to prove it.

Note- I have to thank the author, who kindly provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an opinion. Thank you.

Have you read any book from the DCI Steve Burton series? What’s your favorite? Let me know what’s your favorite crime/mystery book? I would love some recommendations!

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