Praise for Blackout:
‘In many years of writing book reviews, I have only on half a dozen occasions given a novel 5 Stars. To give 5 stars, I have always believed the book should be unbeatable in its subject. Blackout is one of these’
‘Seriously good thriller’
‘Yet again Tom Barber has written a brilliant thriller centered around Sam Archer; this is the third in the series that I’ve read & I think the best so far’
‘Just brilliant, and to find a new thriller writer that I love is very exciting’
‘Having now discovered Tom Barber I am really hooked on his Sam Archer novels. They are the best books I have read for a long time’
‘This makes the third book in the Sam Archer series that I’ve now read and
the third is as brilliant as the first. Great twists and turns, unexpected
outcomes to situations and generally an amazing novel’
Young counter-terrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day.
But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming.
Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington D.C. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected. By a shocking event fifteen years ago.
And this is only the beginning.
Archer, Chalky and the rest of the Unit suddenly find themselves plunged into a ferocious and violent confrontation, fighting for their lives. The enemy they are up against are brutal, highly trained, well-armed and anonymous. No one knows where they have come from. No one seems to know who they are.
But they have a vendetta. They will never forgive or forget, or show mercy.
And for some reason, they’re hell-bent on killing ten specific people before the end of the day.
As the Unit tries to find out who these killers are and locate the remaining targets so they can protect them, it becomes a race against time to see who can get there first. As the counter-terrorist unit and the vengeful enemy come up against each other all over the city, Archer and the team soon realise two things.
This enemy is more proficient and deadly than any they’ve ever encountered.
And one of their own ARU men is on the extermination list.